Students' evaluation of oral health education ava teaching module

Amy, Liew Kia Cheen and Rahimah Abdul Kadir, and Nurul Asyikin Yahya, and Haslina Rani, (2013) Students' evaluation of oral health education ava teaching module. AJTLHE: ASEAN Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5 (2). pp. 50-59. ISSN 1985-5826


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Audio-visual aids were widely used in raising dental awareness of the public. Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia introduced a 20-hour ‘Oral Health Education – Audio-Visual Aids’ (OHE-AVA) module requiring students to plan, produce, use and evaluate OHE-AVA materials for individual patients and in the community. Course evaluation was carried out at the end of the module to assess fourth-year dental students’ perception on the conduct and usefulness of ‘OHE-AVA’ as a learning module in the undergraduate curriculum. Self-administered questionnaires with five-point Likert Scales on skills development and teaching-learning environment were disseminated to two Year Four cohorts. A total of 123 completed questionnaires were returned. In ‘Development of Abilities’, most students agreed on improvement of critical thinking, creative thinking, self-managed learning, adaptability, problem solving, communication skills and computer literacy. In contrast, the responses for interpersonal skills and group work development were poorer (1.6% and 4.9% disagreement). Responses were positive for ‘Teaching and Learning Environment’, except for Feedback to Assist Learning (21.1% and 22.8% undecided). Disagreement was reported higher in the two statements on Workload, scoring 7.3% and 4.9% respectively. Nevertheless, most students observed the relevance of the module to the Dental Public Health course (86.9%), to other modules (86.8%) and to the entire dental programme (89.4%). Of the 123 students, 87.8% agreed that learning objectives were stated beforehand and 84.5% agreed that the course objectives were met. In conclusion, the OHE-AVA module was positively rated by students. Nonetheless, concerns regarding students’ interaction, assessment and workload could be improved.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:audio visual aid; community dentistry; dental curriculum; dental education; dental health education; public health dentistry
Journal:Asian Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
ID Code:6495
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:06 Sep 2013 08:23
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