Jayashri Tamanna Nerali1*, Young Li Yien2, Kee Chai Hung2, Mohd Izzad bin Mohd Kasim2, Suhaili Liyana binti Ariffin @ Sukri2 and Raghunandanan PP Menon3
1Department of General Dentistry, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia
2Penang International Dental College, Malaysia
3Dental Public Health, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Jayashri Tamanna Nerali, Department of General Dentistry, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia.
Received: February 29, 2020; Published: March 17, 2020
Workplace-based learning (WBL) is a vital component of the training and education of healthcare professionals and learning in the workplace enables students to learn knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required in their professional practice. This study aimed to evaluate final year dental students’ field posting visit to The Ministry of Health (MOH) facilities to observe and learn how the principles of primary health care are being applied. A cross-sectional survey was carried out for final year students who completed their field posting visit to MOH centers in Malaysia. A pretested and validated questionnaire based on the Likert scale range from 1 - 5 (Scale 1 -highly disagree and scale 5 - highly agree) was distributed to the students. Data collected were analyzed using SPPS software. The mean value range was from (3.38 - 4.26) for all 8 items questions. Overall students agreed that field posting was well organized (70%), enhanced knowledge in health care services provided in MOH (95%), helped to understand future clinical practice in MOH (89.5%), and less than fifty percent agreed that health care services were accessible, available, acceptable and affordable to public (48.8%). The overall students’ experience with field posting visit to MOH centers showed a positive attitude and had able to understand the health care facilities provided in MOH, Malaysia.
Keywords: Work Based Learning; Field Posting; Health Care Services
Citation: Jayashri Tamanna Nerali., et al. "Field Posting – Work Based Learning in Dental Education ”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.4 (2020): 55-58.
Copyright: © 2020 Jayashri Tamanna Nerali., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.