Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study

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Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study. / Ali, Kamran; Slade, Anita; Kay, Elizabeth; Zahra, D; Tredwin, Christopher.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 222, No. 6, 24.03.2017, p. 472-477.

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Ali, Kamran ; Slade, Anita ; Kay, Elizabeth ; Zahra, D ; Tredwin, Christopher. / Preparedness of undergraduate dental students in the United Kingdom: a national study. In: British Dental Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 222, No. 6. pp. 472-477.

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abstract = "Aims: To evaluate the self-perceived preparedness of final year dental undergraduate students in the United Kingdom. Methods: Dental undergraduate students in their final year were invited by email through the Dental Schools Council (DSC) to provide their responses to an online preparedness assessment scale. The data analysis was carried out using the RUMM2030 software which is specifically designed for Rasch analysis, a measurement model based on item response theory. Results: Students felt adequately prepared to carry out simple clinical procedures and communication skills. However, low scores were reported on ability to assess orthodontic treatment needs, treatment planning, crowns, endodontics, research skills, referral for suspected oral cancer and raising concerns regarding inappropriate behaviour of colleagues. Conclusions: The scale used in this study explored the self-perceived preparedness on a range of cognitive, clinical and behavioural attributes. The data show that the students felt prepared for the majority of the attributes expected from dentists. However, a number of areas were identified where students may benefit from further training and consolidation.",
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