Undergraduate dental students' perceptions of head and neck anatomy teaching in Australia

N. M. Hassan, Rahena Akhter, H. Al-Aubaidy, A. Flatau

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Most Australian universities have abbreviated the anatomy curriculum and modified its mode of delivery. This study examines dental student perceptions of different methods of head and neck anatomy teaching with respect to the adequacy of allocated time and the relative meaningfulness of the teaching methods. Methods: All second-year students in the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences at Charles Sturt University (CSU) were invited to complete a matrix-grid questionnaire. Participants were asked to score four methods of teaching (lectures, study of prosected materials, tutorials and quizzes) using a 5-point Likert scale. The questionnaire included questions about the time adequacy for anatomy lectures, tutorials and laboratory study, and the potential value of learning anatomy through the study of prosected materials. SPSS (Version 21.0) was used to analyse the data, and statistical significance was set at 0.05.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e337-e342
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Dental Education
Volume22
Issue number3
Early online date01 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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Undergraduate dental students' perceptions of head and neck anatomy teaching in Australia. / Hassan, N. M.; Akhter, Rahena; Al-Aubaidy, H.; Flatau, A.

In: European Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 22, No. 3, 08.2018, p. e337-e342.

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