Soft skills and dental education

Gonzalez, M.A.G. and Abu Kasim, N.H. and Naimie, Z. (2013) Soft skills and dental education. European Journal of Dental Education, 17 (2). pp. 73-82. ISSN 1396-5883

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Abstract

Soft skills and hard skills are essential in the practice of dentistry. While hard skills deal with technical proficiency, soft skills relate to a personal values and interpersonal skills that determine a person's ability to fit in a particular situation. These skills contribute to the success of organisations that deal face-to-face with clients. Effective soft skills benefit the dental practice. However, the teaching of soft skills remains a challenge to dental schools. This paper discusses the different soft skills, how they are taught and assessed and the issues that need to be addressed in their teaching and assessment. The use of the module by the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya for development of soft skills for institutions of higher learning introduced by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 126IX Times Cited: 0 Cited Reference Count: 71 Gonzalez, M. A. G. Abu Kasim, N. H. Naimie, Z. Wiley-blackwell Hoboken
Uncontrolled Keywords: Soft skills dental education development programme teaching and learning soft skills assessment communication-skills leadership development students attitudes hygiene students assessment tools health-care curriculum dentist competence performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 01:01
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 01:01
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7745

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