Abstract Introduction Preclinical dental education promotes development of competency and expertise before students work on patients, but this phase is devoid of exposure to real patients leading to challenges in teaching-learning. Unlike use of closed-ended questionnaires, this modality helps us obtain and explore rich data which can be analysed in depth. Themes and subthemes that emerged from the focus group discussion. Teaching is more theoretical: Both of the student FGDs comprised of 10 participants each five interns, three final years and two third years. Discussion This study reveals challenges faced by the faculty and the students in teaching and learning of preclinical prosthodontics and includes their recommendations for improvement. Use of simulation technology in dental education.
Universsity This study reveals challenges faced by the faculty and the students in teaching and learning of preclinical prosthodontics and includes their recommendations for improvement. Preclinical removal prosthodontics with clinical involvement.
Themes and subthemes that emerged from the focus group discussion. How can we help the students overcome these learning difficulties? Find articles by S Jyotsna. Clinical seminars and active group discussions are generally preferred by students compared with traditional didactic lectures [ 917 ].
In our study, the recommendation for improving teaching learning of preclinical prosthodontics has been for early clinical exposure.
Eur J Dent Educ. Topics irrelevant prozthodontics preclinical students could be included in later years as there is lack of time and syllabus is vast. Attitude of medical and dental first year students towards teaching methods in a medical college of northern India. It is stated that most of the learning occurs outside the classroom, when information has been retrieved, revised, applied and mainly associated with other existing information or experiences [ 9 ].
J Educ Health Promot. Can you explain in detail what were the difficulties faced? Traditional instruction methods should change with time and should be supplemented with recent technology. In the first and second year, you were exposed to the basics in this subject. Students are exposed to ideal situations only as they are not exposed to actual clinical procedures.
Effect of a procedural video CD and study guide on the practical fixed prosthodontic performance of Iranian dental students. Find articles by Rashmi Vyas. The participants were assured of anonymity that the information collected from them would not be used in anyway against them.
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The aim of this study was to explore the challenges faced by students during the process of learning preclinical prosthodontics. It has been suggested that the earlier the contact with patients, the easier it is for the students to put in context the information acquired from basic sciences [ 8 ]. The results of our study are similar to those of Sukotjo C et al.
Reviewing competency in dental education. Results The students and the faculty felt that the subject of prosthodontics is vast, difficult to visualize and also difficult to correlate theory with practical aspects.
Exploring the trustworthiness and reliability of focus groups for obtaining useful feedback for evaluation of academic programs. Traditional undergraduate dental education in India engages students in classrooms and laboratory settings during the first two years of their preclinical training, with the clinical subjects being introduced in the third and final year, followed by one fhesis of rotatory internship [ 1 ].
Teaching is more theoretical: The investigators wanted to probe into the difficulties faced by the students and faculty in learning and teaching preclinical prosthodontics. The present study sheds light on the problems that students face during their undergraduate universitt training.
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What are the areas or topics you think students find it difficult to understand? Early clinical exposure has been tried and found better than traditional teaching for medical students [ 13 ] but we did not come across any Indian studies related to ECE in dental students.
The subthemes from which the themes emerged were: It also underscores the need for policy changes in dental education in developing nations like India.
In case, we were to post you to clinics in first and second year itself, to observe how your seniors are handling the case, will that help in improving your knowledge of the procedural steps?
The presence of four researchers in the present study, with varying teaching experience and type of expertise, helped in better understanding of the research related issues from varying perspectives, thus helping in increasing the validity of the study.