Students’ perception and attitude on education curriculum and system in an indian dental school

Madhura Sen, M. Kundabala

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Background: The continuous evaluation of the fundamental methodologies by feedback in teaching-learning will lead to better understanding of the profession eventually. Objective: the objective of this study is to evaluate the students’ perspective on dental education and attitude towards dental education and determine whether there is a need for a change in curriculum. Materials and method: A total no. of 216 dental students were invited to participate in the online questionnaire survey, to assess their attitude and perspective towards the study topic. The data was statistically analyzed using SPSS version 20 and descriptive analysis was done. Results: Students are in agreement with Problem Based Learning pattern and clinically oriented curriculum, with increased no. of clinical hours and wider range of pre-clinical exercises with audiovisual aids, including comprehensive patient care with more case discussions. Conclusion: Students desire to have student centered active learning with teaching more clinically oriented using audio visual aids with comprehensive patient care training to help them in their future clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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