Evaluation of the Predictive Validity of Comprehensive Basic Science Examination for the Adequacy of Dentistry Students' Clinical Competence

Akbari, Majid and Sekandari, Saleheh (2016) Evaluation of the Predictive Validity of Comprehensive Basic Science Examination for the Adequacy of Dentistry Students' Clinical Competence. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 40 (2). pp. 113-122.

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Abstract

Introduction: Basic Science Examination is the exam for dental students that should have sufficient predictive validity for screening students. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between basic science examination scores and students, clinical competence as the main expected role for dentists in health system. Materials &amp; Methods: Dentistry Students who had entered Mashhad Dental School in years 2007 to 2009 and participated in basic science examination in years 2009 to 2011 were selected. The students’ basic science examination scores and their average in first and second semester of the fifth year in dental school were extracted from their records. The relationship between the score and the average was investigated by SPSS version 11.5 software. Results: The calculation of correlation coefficients between the students’ basic science examination scores and their average in second semester of the fifth year and total average of fifth year in dental school(P<0.001)represented a significant correlation. Also the calculation of correlation coefficients between students’ basic science examination scores and their average in first semester of the fifth year in dental school for the Incoming students in 2001 &amp; 2009 (P<0.001) and Incoming students in 2008 (P=0.003) represented a significant correlation. There was a significant correlation coefficient between each student’s basic science examination score and their average in first semester of fifth year (P<0.001) and second semester of the fifth year (P=0.005) and total average of fifth year (P=0.002) in dental school for all male students. Also there was a significant correlation coefficient between the student’s basic science examination score and their average in first semester of fifth year (P<0.001) and second semester of the fifth year (P<0.001) and total average of fifth year (P<0.001) in dental school for all female students. Conclusion: The results showed that despite the structural dissimilarity of basic sciences and clinical subjects, basic science examination can be a valid instrument for screening students for the next academic courses and identification of students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 13:59
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 13:59
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1671

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