Clinical pairing revisited: a study at the University of Malaya, Malaysia

Ahmad, Norasmatul A. and Naimie, Zahra and Lui, Joo L. and Aziz, Azwatee A. and Abdullah, Mariam and Abu Kasim, Noor H. and Abu Kassim, Noor L. and Toh, Chooi G. and Thong, Yo L. and Razak, Abdul A. Abdul and Abdullah, Hadijah and Che Ab Aziz, Zeti Adura and Sulaiman, Eshamsul and Gonzalez, Maria Angela G. and Bindal, Priyadarshni (2012) Clinical pairing revisited: a study at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Journal of Dental Education, 76 (10). pp. 1377-1383. ISSN 0022-0337


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This study is part of ongoing educational research conducted by the Department of Conservative Dentistry, University of Malaya, Malaysia, to evaluate the perception of clinical pairing. A thirteen-question survey was distributed to 148 dental students after they had experienced four-handed dentistry. The objectives were to identify the advantages, disadvantages, and the acceptance of the implementation of clinical pairing from the students' point of view. The responses from the open-ended questions were categorized into six main themes (areas of interest): quality-related (Q), patient-related (PT), partner-related (P), lecturer-related (T), infection control (IC), and learning environment (L). Data analysis was done using SPSS version 18. Results indicated that the students perceived they possessed enough knowledge regarding clinical pairing. However, it was found that they still preferred to work independently as compared to working in pairs. The benefits of clinical pairing may not be viewed in the same vein by both dental students and teachers. The quality-related theme was perceived by students as the main advantage of clinical pairing, whilst the partner-related theme was perceived otherwise. The study also revealed that students may have some preconceived notions about pairing that may have impaired their acceptance. As a consequence, some reluctance was seen in their responses.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Dental education academic environment dental school clinics dental students prosthodontics Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2013 02:36
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 07:01

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