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Academia Journal of Educational Research 3(1): 007-013, May 2015
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2015.0106
ISSN: 2315-7704
2015 Academia Publishing




The establishment and effectiveness of a new clinic-based dental education method for medical students



Accepted 15th April, 2015


Yalin Lu1, # * Ying Cao1,# Lan Yu1, Xueyan Ni1, Jian Zuo1, Tao Zang1, Fang Ding1, Lin Liu1, Hai Zhang 2, Jingxuan Zhang1

1Department of Stomotology, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, No 2, Anzhen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029, PR China

2Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific St. Box 357456, Seattle, WA 98195-7456
Tel: 206.543.5948, Fax: 206.543.7783

#Co-First authors
*Corresponding author email: lvyalin@ccmu.edu.cn, lvyalin@vip.sina.com
Phone: (+86) 010-64456676

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new clinic-based dental education method for medical students of China. This new clinic-based dental education method was designed and applied to stomatological clinical education in Capital Medical University in 2002, and included a database of typical clinical cases and related quizzes. The present study compared the effectiveness of this new education method versus the traditional education method at Capital Medical University of China. The effectiveness of this new teaching method was evaluated based on a final examination, a one-year follow-up examination, and questionnaires completed by students. Students were assigned to the new method of teaching, on average scored higher than students assigned to the traditional method of teaching on both final and one-year follow-up examinations, though this difference was not statistically significant. Questionnaires showed that cognitive speed, level of satisfaction, quality of education and overall scores accorded to the new method were significantly higher than those accorded to the traditional method (P<0.05). The database of clinical cases presented in the new method was apprised more informative by 90% of medical students, and more interesting by 95% of them. The clinic-based dental education method can promote the understanding of clinical knowledge, as well as improve the learning of clinical skills in dental education of medical students in China.

Key words: Medical students, dentistry, clinic-based dental education, China.

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cite this article as:

Lu Y, Cao Y, Yu L, Ni X, Zuo J, Zang T, Ding F, Liu L, Zhang H, Zhang J (2014). The establishment and effectiveness of a new clinic-based dental education method for medical students. Acad. J. Edu Res. 3(1): 007-013

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