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Self-perceived preparedness of undergraduate dental students in dental public universities in Malaysia: A national study

Mat Yudin, Zainab and Ali, Kamran and Wan Ahmad, Wan Muhamad Amir and Ahmad, Anisa and Khamis, Mohd. Fadhli and Brian Graville Monteiro, Nur ‘Aliya and Che Ab. Aziz, Zeti Adura and Saub, Roslan and Rosli, Tanti Irawati and Alias, Aspalilah and Abdul Hamid, Nor Faharina and Harun, Nor Asilah (2019) Self-perceived preparedness of undergraduate dental students in dental public universities in Malaysia: A national study. European Journal of Dental Education. pp. 1-6. (In Press)

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Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the self-perceived preparedness of final-year dental undergraduate students in dental public universities in Malaysia. Methods: Final-year dental undergraduate students from six dental public universities in Malaysia were invited to participate in an online study using a validated Dental Undergraduates Preparedness Assessment Scale DU-PAS. Results: In total, about 245 students responded to the online questionnaire yielding a response rate of 83.05%. The age range of the respondents was 23-29 years with a mean age of 24.36 (SD 0.797). The total score obtained by the respondents was ranged from 48 to 100 with a mean score of 79.56 (SD 13.495). Weaknesses were reported in several clinical skills, cognitive and behavioural attributes. Conclusions: The preparedness of undergraduate students at six dental institutions in Malaysia was comparable to students from developed countries. The dental undergraduate preparedness assessment scale is a useful tool, and dental institutions may be used for self-assessment as well as to obtain feedback from the supervisors.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5917/76550
Uncontrolled Keywords: dental, preparedness, students, undergraduates
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Dr Nor Asilah Harun
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2019 11:38
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2019 11:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76550

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