Journal article

Educating medical students in oral health care: current curriculum and future needs of institutions in Malaysia and Australia

MS Ahmad, MA Abuzar, IA Razak, SA Rahman, GL Borromeo

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL EDUCATION | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Poor oral health has been associated with compromised general health and quality of life. To promote comprehensive patient management, the role of medical professionals in oral health maintenance is compelling, thus indicating the need for educational preparation in this area of practice. This study aimed to determine the extent of training in oral health in Malaysian and Australian medical schools. An audio-recorded semi-structured phone interview involving Academic Programme Directors in Malaysian (n = 9, response rate=81.8%) and Australian (n = 7, response rate = 35.0%) medical schools was conducted during the 2014/2015 and 2014 academic years, respectively. Qualitative data was analysed ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by the Melbourne Dental School Postgraduate Research Grant. The authors wish to thank Professor Geoff McColl for his valuable contribution to the design and content of the questionnaire and Associate Professor Graham Hepworth from the University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics for statistical advice.