Dentistry & The Dental Team
Project Leader: Dr. Sue MorisonDeveloping effective teamworking skills is an essential requirement for all dental and dental care professional (DCP) students. Several projects were developed in Dentistry to explore this important area.
The CEIPE research team developed a study to investigate the attitudes of dental and DCP students to interprofessional education and to identify some of the barriers to developing programmes for these students (see publications below). This study was intended to help kick-start a series of workshops for QUB students to help improve team work and team relationships.
The aim of the first workshop was to explore issues of prejudice in professional education and practice and its relevance to future developments in shared learning. The workshop was held at the Royal Victoria Hospital and provided the opportunity for the student dental nurses from BIHFE, dental hygiene, dental technology and dental students to meet and discuss their attitudes to, and understanding of, dental teamwork.
Mr Stephen Hancocks, Editor-in-Chief of the British Dental Journal conducted the workshop which was also attended by Dr Jane Rosenthal from New York University College of Dentistry.
Interprofessional learning for dental, dental hygiene and dental technology students has been introduced into the first year programme. Students meet together early in Semester One to discuss their chosen courses and to get-to-know one another. They then work together in the Clinical Techniques Laboratory and in the Technicians’ Laboratory to enhance their understanding of dental teamworking as well as basic clinical practice.Interprofessional resources (see below) have also been developed as part of the education programme of the Hygiene students but which aids the interprofessional understanding of dental and dental technology students.
Podcasts produced by dental hygiene students as part of their Diploma assessment
Obesity and periodontal disease (mp3, 10.6MB)
Oral health status of demented patients (mp3, 15MB)
Dental management of HIV+ patients (mp3, 5MB)
Looking after your implant (mp3, 7MB)
Management of patients with coronary heart disease (mp3, 2.74MB)
Morison, S. Marley, J. Stevenson, M. and Milner, S. (2008) 'Preparing for the dental team: investigating the views of dental and dental care professional students'. European Journal of Dental Education, Vol 12, no. 1. | View Article
Morison, S (2009) 'Learning and Working Together: Interprofessional Development in Dentistry in the UK'. Paper Presented at the American Dental Education Association conference. Phoenix, Arizona. March.