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dc.contributor.convenorConference Organising Committeeen_AU
dc.contributor.authorShort, Leonieen_US
dc.contributor.authorLalloo, Ratilalen_US
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.authorPillay, Shiven_US
dc.contributor.editorBeck, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T12:30:40Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T12:30:40Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-07T07:40:43Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/31156
dc.description.abstractCareer Decisions of First Year Oral Health Science Students at Griffith University, Short, L.M., Lalloo, R., Evans, J., Pillay, S. 1 1 School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. Introduction, Many first year dental and oral health students were absent from class on the day of the Undergraduate Medical and Health Science Admission Test (UMAT) in July 2009. Academics in the School wondered why the students were sitting this test so decided to research the issue. Methods, A survey was developed and administered to all students enrolled in first year DOH coded courses in Semester 2 2009. These students were studying dental science, oral health therapy and dental technology. Results, A total of 116 first year oral health students participated in the survey, a response rate of 93%. Of these 82 (71%), were dental science (DSc) students, 25 (22%) were from oral health therapy (OHT) and 9 (8%) were from the Dental Technician (DT) program. More than a third (36%) of respondent opted to sit the UMAT in 2009. This also differed by program, with 29% of DSc sitting the UMAT, 56% of OHTs and 44% of DTs. DSc students chose to sit the UMAT to be closer to family, or apply to another dental school less expensive and possibly change careers completely. The other students generally sat UMAT to gain entry into the dental science program. Conclusions, 36% of first year DOH students want to change careers. Future Directions, The findings of this research have ramifications for learning and teaching, admissions, external relations and marketing. Opportunities for Collaboration in Health Better collaboration with first year advisors (FYAs), admissions, external relations, marketing, and career counselors is required.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/gold-coast-health-medical-research-2009en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameCollaborating for Health, Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleCollaborating for Health, Gold Coast Health and Medical Research Conference 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-12-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-12-04en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationRadisson Resort Gold Coasten_US
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dc.subject.fieldofresearchDentistry not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110599en_US
dc.titleCareer Decisions of First Year Oral Health Science Students at Griffith Universityen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Dentistry and Oral Healthen_US
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2009.The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorShort, Leonie M.
gro.griffith.authorLalloo, Ratilal
gro.griffith.authorEvans, Jane L.
gro.griffith.authorPillay, Shiv


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