School of Dental Sciences on European stage

john whitworth2Staff from the School of Dental Sciences have taken leading roles within the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), chairing three of its Special Interest Groups that bring together educators from across Europe and beyond to encourage collaboration and promote standards.

During the 2016 congress in Barcelona, 24-27 August 2016, Newcastle staff chaired the following Special Interest Groups:

  • Clinical Skills Teaching – James Field
  • General Medicine and Surgery in Dentistry – Mark Greenwood
  • Monitoring & Assessment of UG Endodontology – John Whitworth

SIG Clinical Skills Teaching

ADEE special interest2This was a very busy and productive session discussing current practice across Europe.  Newcastle Dental School was well represented by  Iad Gharib presenting on the relationship between teacher perceptions of pre-clinical dental student professionalism and patient satisfaction and Sarah Rolland, there on behalf of the British Dental Association.  Paul Miller (Newcastle School of Education) presented on the use of a Video Observation tool to enhance clinical teaching.

SIG Monitoring & Assessment in UG Endodontology

Now in its third year, this SIG, chaired by John Whitworth in collaboration with the European Society of Endodontology, continued its work to harmonise assessment in Endodontology at the point of graduation, and to begin work on the development of case-based teaching resources to support schools in delivering the Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines for Endodontology (International Endodontic Journal 2013).

There are plans for a series of workshops and the SIG will be hosting a half-day event at the ADEE annual congress in Vilnius, August 2017.

Prof John Whitworth, School of Dental Sciences

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