COMPARISON OF DENTAL CURRICULUM IN INDIA VERSUS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
As the importance of good dental care becomes increasingly paramount in a globally connected society, it is imperative that the dental curriculum keep up pace with it.
This means that the large numbers of Indian dental graduates who pass out every year are in sync with latest in the dental world.
Hence this study aims to compare the dental curriculum of the traditional Indian BDS undergraduate program with those of the developed countries (restricted to American and British universities).
It goes onto highlight the strengths of each of curriculums studied. Additionally it identifies specific features of other curriculums which could be incorporated into the Indian dental curriculum.
30 June 2020 (online)
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- 1 Penn, University of Pennsylvania, USA; http://www.upenn.edu/
- 2 Kings college London, Dental institute, UK; http://www.kcl.ac.uk/dentistry/index.aspx
- 3 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India; http://www.rguhs.ac.in/cdc/2013-14/BDS%20CURRICULUM%20FINAL%20AA%2001.10.2012.pdf
- 4 University of Manchester, School of Dentistry, UK; http://www.dentistry.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/bds/
- 5 University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry, UK; http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/dentistry/courses/undergraduate/index.aspx
- 6 Mcgill university, Faculty of dentistry, Canada; http://www.mcgill.ca/dentistry/prospective/undergrad/dmd