Challenges in learning preclinical prosthodontics: A survey of perceptions of dental undergraduates and teaching faculty at an Indian dental school

Kamal Shigli, S. Jyotsna, G. Rajesh, Umesh Wadgave, Banashree Sankeshwari, Sushma S. Nayak, Rashmi Vyas

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Introduction: Preclinical dental education promotes development of competency and expertise before students work on patients, but this phase is devoid of exposure to real patients leading to challenges in teaching-learning. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the challenges faced by students during the process of learning preclinical prosthodontics. Materials and Methods: Two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted with two different groups of students and one FGD was held with prosthodontics faculty. The FGDs explored the students' and faculty perceptions on the topics which were difficult for the students to understand and their suggestions on how these topics can be made easier to understand. The discussions were audio taped with prior consent and transcribed. Results: The students and the faculty felt that the subject of prosthodontics is vast, difficult to visualize and also difficult to correlate theory with practical aspects. Lack of clinical exposure coupled with use of conventional methods of teaching were identified as reasons for difficulty in understanding the subject. Both students and faculty members suggested that use of simulation, demonstrations, and videos could augment the learning process for the students. Early clinical exposure will help solve many problems encountered during learning and contribute to a better understanding. Conclusion: The students and faculty expressed a “need” for early clinical exposure to enhance the learner’s understanding of the preclinical aspects of the subject. The present study highlights the need for change in instruction methods to enhance the learning experiences in preclinical prosthodontics of dental undergraduate students in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ZC01-ZC05
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2017

Fingerprint

Prosthodontics
Dental Schools
Tooth
Teaching
Learning
Students
Focus Groups
Dental Education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Dental Students
India
Demonstrations
Education

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

Cite this

Shigli, Kamal ; Jyotsna, S. ; Rajesh, G. ; Wadgave, Umesh ; Sankeshwari, Banashree ; Nayak, Sushma S. ; Vyas, Rashmi. / Challenges in learning preclinical prosthodontics : A survey of perceptions of dental undergraduates and teaching faculty at an Indian dental school. In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 8. pp. ZC01-ZC05.
@article{22e71ef2bebf4ba69580982714c1ee4e,
title = "Challenges in learning preclinical prosthodontics: A survey of perceptions of dental undergraduates and teaching faculty at an Indian dental school",
abstract = "Introduction: Preclinical dental education promotes development of competency and expertise before students work on patients, but this phase is devoid of exposure to real patients leading to challenges in teaching-learning. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the challenges faced by students during the process of learning preclinical prosthodontics. Materials and Methods: Two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted with two different groups of students and one FGD was held with prosthodontics faculty. The FGDs explored the students' and faculty perceptions on the topics which were difficult for the students to understand and their suggestions on how these topics can be made easier to understand. The discussions were audio taped with prior consent and transcribed. Results: The students and the faculty felt that the subject of prosthodontics is vast, difficult to visualize and also difficult to correlate theory with practical aspects. Lack of clinical exposure coupled with use of conventional methods of teaching were identified as reasons for difficulty in understanding the subject. Both students and faculty members suggested that use of simulation, demonstrations, and videos could augment the learning process for the students. Early clinical exposure will help solve many problems encountered during learning and contribute to a better understanding. Conclusion: The students and faculty expressed a “need” for early clinical exposure to enhance the learner’s understanding of the preclinical aspects of the subject. The present study highlights the need for change in instruction methods to enhance the learning experiences in preclinical prosthodontics of dental undergraduate students in India.",
author = "Kamal Shigli and S. Jyotsna and G. Rajesh and Umesh Wadgave and Banashree Sankeshwari and Nayak, {Sushma S.} and Rashmi Vyas",
year = "2017",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.7860/JCDR/2017/27710.10301",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "ZC01--ZC05",
journal = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
issn = "2249-782X",
publisher = "Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research",
number = "8",

}

Challenges in learning preclinical prosthodontics : A survey of perceptions of dental undergraduates and teaching faculty at an Indian dental school. / Shigli, Kamal; Jyotsna, S.; Rajesh, G.; Wadgave, Umesh; Sankeshwari, Banashree; Nayak, Sushma S.; Vyas, Rashmi.

In: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, Vol. 11, No. 8, 01.08.2017, p. ZC01-ZC05.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Challenges in learning preclinical prosthodontics

T2 - A survey of perceptions of dental undergraduates and teaching faculty at an Indian dental school

AU - Shigli, Kamal

AU - Jyotsna, S.

AU - Rajesh, G.

AU - Wadgave, Umesh

AU - Sankeshwari, Banashree

AU - Nayak, Sushma S.

AU - Vyas, Rashmi

PY - 2017/8/1

Y1 - 2017/8/1

N2 - Introduction: Preclinical dental education promotes development of competency and expertise before students work on patients, but this phase is devoid of exposure to real patients leading to challenges in teaching-learning. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the challenges faced by students during the process of learning preclinical prosthodontics. Materials and Methods: Two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted with two different groups of students and one FGD was held with prosthodontics faculty. The FGDs explored the students' and faculty perceptions on the topics which were difficult for the students to understand and their suggestions on how these topics can be made easier to understand. The discussions were audio taped with prior consent and transcribed. Results: The students and the faculty felt that the subject of prosthodontics is vast, difficult to visualize and also difficult to correlate theory with practical aspects. Lack of clinical exposure coupled with use of conventional methods of teaching were identified as reasons for difficulty in understanding the subject. Both students and faculty members suggested that use of simulation, demonstrations, and videos could augment the learning process for the students. Early clinical exposure will help solve many problems encountered during learning and contribute to a better understanding. Conclusion: The students and faculty expressed a “need” for early clinical exposure to enhance the learner’s understanding of the preclinical aspects of the subject. The present study highlights the need for change in instruction methods to enhance the learning experiences in preclinical prosthodontics of dental undergraduate students in India.

AB - Introduction: Preclinical dental education promotes development of competency and expertise before students work on patients, but this phase is devoid of exposure to real patients leading to challenges in teaching-learning. Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the challenges faced by students during the process of learning preclinical prosthodontics. Materials and Methods: Two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) were conducted with two different groups of students and one FGD was held with prosthodontics faculty. The FGDs explored the students' and faculty perceptions on the topics which were difficult for the students to understand and their suggestions on how these topics can be made easier to understand. The discussions were audio taped with prior consent and transcribed. Results: The students and the faculty felt that the subject of prosthodontics is vast, difficult to visualize and also difficult to correlate theory with practical aspects. Lack of clinical exposure coupled with use of conventional methods of teaching were identified as reasons for difficulty in understanding the subject. Both students and faculty members suggested that use of simulation, demonstrations, and videos could augment the learning process for the students. Early clinical exposure will help solve many problems encountered during learning and contribute to a better understanding. Conclusion: The students and faculty expressed a “need” for early clinical exposure to enhance the learner’s understanding of the preclinical aspects of the subject. The present study highlights the need for change in instruction methods to enhance the learning experiences in preclinical prosthodontics of dental undergraduate students in India.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85026832000&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85026832000&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.7860/JCDR/2017/27710.10301

DO - 10.7860/JCDR/2017/27710.10301

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85026832000

VL - 11

SP - ZC01-ZC05

JO - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

JF - Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

SN - 2249-782X

IS - 8

ER -