Shazia Rafiq Nawabi, Ayesha Maqsood, Sidra Aamir.
Current BDS Curriculum: An Evaluation based upon CIPP Model.
J Islamic Int Med Coll Jan ;10(2):177-81.
Objective: Objective of this study was to evaluate current BDS curriculum to identify the need for reviewing and updating the existing curriculum. Study Design: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: This Study was conducted in four private sector dental colleges of Islamabad from 5thJune to 25thDecember 2013. Materials and Methods: Two hundred and ninety six faculty members and students were included in the study based upon random sampling technique. Demonstrators and junior dental students were not included in the study. Faculty of different levels including professors, associate professors, assistant professors, senior registrars and final year BDS students were included in the study. A self-administered structured questionnaire based upon Stufflebeams' CIPP Model of program evaluation was used as data collection tool and principal author personally visited all four dental colleges to collect data. MS Excel was used for data entry, descriptive analysis and generation of graphs. Results: Results of the present study indicated that there are weaknesses in the current Dental curriculum. Conclusion: Integration according to latest trends and approaches are required to make it at par with international standards.
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