Strategy for teaching communication skills in dentistry

Show simple item record White, John G. 2010-12-08T12:07:06Z 2010-12-08T12:07:06Z 2010-07
dc.description.abstract AIM: To develop and evaluate a teaching strategy for teaching communication skills in dentistry. METHODOLOGY: Phase I: Development and implementation of a course in communication skills. Phase II: Implementation of a teaching strategy by means of an experiential learning strategy complemented by a didactic teaching strategy. SUBJECTS: Third year dental students (n = 67). The instruments included the following: (i) Study guide; (ii) Case study; (iii) Assessment rubric; (iv) Two questionnaires: “Patient’s and “Dentist’s feedback; (v) Standardised patient. RESULTS: The class as a whole scored significantly higher after training compared to before training (p < 0.0001). Both male and female students rated the value, appropriateness and effectiveness of the teaching strategy employed during the study, rather highly (4.18 and 4.26 on a five-point Likert scale, respectively). CONCLUSION: The teaching strategy employed for teaching third year dental students communication skills, proved to be effective and was perceived by the students as a valuable and appropriate strategy. en_US
dc.identifier.citation White, JG 2010, 'Strategy for teaching communication skills in dentistry', South African Dental Journal, vol. 65, no. 6, pp. 260-265. [http:/] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_US
dc.rights South African Dental Association. en_US
dc.subject Communication skills teaching en_US
dc.subject Dentist-patient relationship en_US
dc.subject Standardised patient en_US
dc.title Strategy for teaching communication skills in dentistry en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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