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Student Project: Bridging dentistry and traditional Chinese medicine : a study on the current mutual understanding among the future practitioners

TitleBridging dentistry and traditional Chinese medicine : a study on the current mutual understanding among the future practitioners
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, N. J., Chan, W., Chung, C., Lam, P., Lau, T. M., Lee, K., Ng, C. R., Ng, T., Wong, P.. (2015). Bridging dentistry and traditional Chinese medicine : a study on the current mutual understanding among the future practitioners. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
AbstractObjectives: This project aimed to promote the mutual understanding between dental and TCM students. The objectives were to describe the current teaching of dentistry in the TCM schools and that of TCM in the dental school, to describe the TCM students’ knowledge on dentistry and the dental students’ knowledge on TCM, and to produce promotional materials for enhancing the mutual understanding between dental and TCM students. Methods: Information on the current teaching of dentistry in the TCM schools and that of TCM in the dental school was collected through a search on the undergraduate programme syllabus and conducting interviews with the leaders of the schools. Questionnaire surveys were conducted among the final year students of the TCM and the dental schools to collect information on their knowledge of the counter profession. Two leaflets and a short video were produced with the aid of computer software and used in the promotional activities. Results: It was found that very little information on dentistry was covered in the undergraduate programmes of the three TCM schools, and vice versa in the dental school. A total of 39 TCM students and 55 dental students completed the questionnaire survey. Most of the students did not know the basic theories and practice of the counter profession. Less than half of the student knew what types of patient cases may be suitable for cross-referral to the other profession. Conclusions: The TCM and dental schools in Hong Kong do not have scheduled teaching on the counter profession. The TCM students have little knowledge on dentistry and how to collaborate with dental practitioners on patients presented with oral problems. Conversely, it is the same for the dental students. Lastly, informative printed and audio-visual promotional materials can be produced with limited resources and used to facilitate the mutual understanding between TCM and dental practitioners.
SubjectMedicine, Chinese - Study and teaching (Higher) - China - Hong Kong
Dentistry - Study and teaching (Higher) - China - Hong Kong
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221064
Series/Report no.Community health project (University of Hong Kong. Faculty of Dentistry) ; no. 198

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Ngo-yin, John-
dc.contributor.authorChan, Wing-si-
dc.contributor.authorChung, Cho-kiu-
dc.contributor.authorLam, Pok-man-
dc.contributor.authorLau, Tsz-wing, Michelle-
dc.contributor.authorLee, Kit-
dc.contributor.authorNg, Ching-kiu, Romaine-
dc.contributor.authorNg, Tsz-wing-
dc.contributor.authorWong, Pak-sing-
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-24T04:11:19Z-
dc.date.available2015-10-24T04:11:19Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationChan, N. J., Chan, W., Chung, C., Lam, P., Lau, T. M., Lee, K., Ng, C. R., Ng, T., Wong, P.. (2015). Bridging dentistry and traditional Chinese medicine : a study on the current mutual understanding among the future practitioners. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/221064-
dc.description.abstractObjectives: This project aimed to promote the mutual understanding between dental and TCM students. The objectives were to describe the current teaching of dentistry in the TCM schools and that of TCM in the dental school, to describe the TCM students’ knowledge on dentistry and the dental students’ knowledge on TCM, and to produce promotional materials for enhancing the mutual understanding between dental and TCM students. Methods: Information on the current teaching of dentistry in the TCM schools and that of TCM in the dental school was collected through a search on the undergraduate programme syllabus and conducting interviews with the leaders of the schools. Questionnaire surveys were conducted among the final year students of the TCM and the dental schools to collect information on their knowledge of the counter profession. Two leaflets and a short video were produced with the aid of computer software and used in the promotional activities. Results: It was found that very little information on dentistry was covered in the undergraduate programmes of the three TCM schools, and vice versa in the dental school. A total of 39 TCM students and 55 dental students completed the questionnaire survey. Most of the students did not know the basic theories and practice of the counter profession. Less than half of the student knew what types of patient cases may be suitable for cross-referral to the other profession. Conclusions: The TCM and dental schools in Hong Kong do not have scheduled teaching on the counter profession. The TCM students have little knowledge on dentistry and how to collaborate with dental practitioners on patients presented with oral problems. Conversely, it is the same for the dental students. Lastly, informative printed and audio-visual promotional materials can be produced with limited resources and used to facilitate the mutual understanding between TCM and dental practitioners.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity Health Project-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity health project (University of Hong Kong. Faculty of Dentistry) ; no. 198-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshMedicine, Chinese - Study and teaching (Higher) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.subject.lcshDentistry - Study and teaching (Higher) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleBridging dentistry and traditional Chinese medicine : a study on the current mutual understanding among the future practitioners-
dc.typeStudent_Project-
dc.identifier.hkulb5576815-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros243656-

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