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1 Community Based Clinical Teaching: The Student View Tom Bysouth Fifth Year Student Cardiff University School of Dentistry

2 Why does the student view matter? Consumer based society ▫ Input into our education Tuition fees The real stakeholders?

3 The evidence End of term feedback sheets ▫ ▫ ▫ Anecdotal student evidence Positives, negatives, comparisons with hospital teaching

4 Positives Nursing support Clinical freedom Staff attitudes Organisation Bridge gap between hospital and VT

5 Nursing Support At St David’s we have our own nurse Most popular answer ▫ Efficient working ▫ Confidence ▫ Team working ▫ “Having nurses that want to help you should be a fundamental part of the clinical experience – they alone make the biggest difference in our improvement”

6 Clinical Freedom Treated as colleagues Treatment planning Book own appointment times ▫ “Shorter appointment times allows us to see more patients and allows us to be more aware of time management”

7 Staff Attitudes Friendly and approachable ▫ “Teaching and staff were all brilliant, good feedback and questioning of why I am doing things” Good working environment

8 Organisation Kept busy ▫ Free slots always filled Seminar programme ▫ Prepare for VT ▫ Talk about wider aspects of dentistry

9 Bridging the gap Geared up to environment more akin to VT ▫ Patient contact ▫ Control ▫ “I’ve learned more practice skills and now feel prepared to practice”

10 Negatives Computerised notes ▫ Time to learn Not spending enough time in Community Based Clinical Teaching Nothing ▫ “not easy to find dislikes about this place”

11 Comparison with UDH Overriding theme: Cardiff students enjoy CBCT ▫ Different challenges ▫ “learning environment is student friendly” ▫ “You enjoy what you do here” [St David’s] Reasons stated previously

12 Conclusions Evidence presents a positive picture The Cardiff experience is fantastic ▫ Builds upon the solid foundation of dental hospital ▫ Logical skill progression ▫ Excellent experience on treating patients in the community


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