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An Integrated Model for the Iranian General Dentistry Curriculum

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Year: 2018
COI code: JR_FMEJ-8-3_005
Paper Language: English

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Authors An Integrated Model for the Iranian General Dentistry Curriculum

Maryam Safarnavadeh - Educational Deputy of Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran
  Samira Ebrahimpour Koumleh - Department of Educational Science, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  Nematollah Mousapour - Department of Elementary Education, Nasibeh Teacher Education College, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran


Background: The purpose of this study is to present an integrated model for the Iranian general dentistry curriculum. Methods: In this study, the qualitative method of focal groups was used. First, using library studies and analysis and interpretation of the resulted information, possible types of integration in the dental curriculum and real experiences of some of the world s leading universities were studied. Then, based on theoretical arguments and experimental achievements of the accredited universities, the design of the optimal integrated curriculum of the general dentistry was done and the validity of the designed model was validated through an interview with the experts of the field of dentistry using the Delphi method. Results: Studying the experiences of different universities in integrating the dentistry curriculum, it was concluded that the experience of these universities regarding the integrated curriculum model resulted in positive outcomes. In general, the focus of the activities of modifying the curriculum in these universities was on integrated approaches focused on learning with research , evidence-based dentistry and introduction of new sciences in dental curriculum design. Conclusion: The integrated dental education curriculum model has three levels (academic level, field of study level, level of thematic program or content of the course); by deciding on four elements (goals, content, method and evaluation) and by following four principles (simultaneous integration at micro and macro levels; diversity of methods and multi-dimensionality; the balance between content and process-oriented nature of the integrated program; and completion of internal and external integration) aims at producing curricula.


General Dentistry, Integrated Curriculum, Model

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