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Dental student’s perceptions about their learning experiences in a clinical setting.

*, Saldanha Sharon J.R and *, Desh Deepak and Rodrigues , Shobha J (2014) Dental student’s perceptions about their learning experiences in a clinical setting. International Journal of Research In Dentistry , 4 (3). pp. 137-149. ISSN 2249-488X

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Abstract

Context: This cross-sectional study compares the perceptions among dental students and relate them to various aspects of their preparation to provide independent patient clinical care. Aims: The study aimed to evaluate relationships between students ,their perceptions of the ways in which learning is influenced by different contexts in clinical prosthetic dentistry and the value of learning to their preparation as an independent dental clinician. The objective was to find out the student’s perception of their readiness for independent clinical practice. Settings and Design: Survey data was collected from students at their third, final, and internship years. Respondents answered several questions associated about their perceptions of their learning experiences. Methods and Material: The study methodology used for data collection was based on the Clinical Learning questionnaire. The three themes included in the study were, educational theory applied to dental clinical learning, the student/Clinical teacher relationship within dental clinical sessions and type of clinical skills important for dental clinical practice .It featured : twenty-three items, a five point Likert Scales providing responses ranging from 1(always agree) to 5 (strongly disagree); based on the explored student ideas and perceptions about clinical learning in dentistry. Statistical analysis used: Data were compared across the years using ANOVA test as appropriate with a significance level of p<0.05 Results: No statistical difference was found in the perceptions among the three groups. Conclusions: Skills learnt with clinic experience as well as student/clinical Faculty relation were the most frequently cited positive aspects among the three groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceptions, Learning experiences, Clinical setting
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 04:55
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 04:55
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140614

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