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dc.contributor.authorAbuzar, Menaka A
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Julie
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-10T00:52:55Z
dc.date.available2019-12-10T00:52:55Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2279-9028
dc.identifier.doi10.4081/jphr.2016.668
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389621
dc.description.abstractBackground. Indigenous people worldwide suffer from poor oral health as compared to non-Indigenous citizens. One of the approaches to bring about improvement in Indigenous oral health is to enhance the service provision by implementing oral health outplacement programmes. A case study of such a programme for dental students in Australia reports how an educational institution can successfully engage with an Indigenous oral health service to provide learning experiences to the students as well as deliver much needed services to the community. Design and Methods. The assessment of this ongoing outplacement programme over the period of 2008-14, based on students’ feedback, highlights some of the key beneficial outcomes. Students agreed that the Indigenous outplacement programme improved their understanding of Indigenous issues (mean ± SD: 4.10±0.8; 5 refers to strongly agree on 5-point scale) and increased the possibility that they will practise in Indigenous health (3.66±1.0). They were pleased with the assistance received by clinical supervisors and clinic staff at the Indigenous dental clinic (4.28±0.8). Conclusions. This programme has demonstrated that structured student outplacements are valuable in building relations across cultures especially with Indigenous communities. It has also shown that university engagement with the public health sector can be beneficial to both institutions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPAGEPress
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom27
dc.relation.ispartofpageto31
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Public Health Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsPublic, Environmental & Occupational Health
dc.subject.keywordsAUSTRALIA
dc.subject.keywordsEDUCATION
dc.titleA community engaged dental curriculum: a rural Indigenous outplacement programme
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationAbuzar, MA; Owen, J, A community engaged dental curriculum: a rural Indigenous outplacement programme, Journal of Public Health Research, 2016, 5 (1), pp. 27-31
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-03-14
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-12-09T06:55:34Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2016 Menaka A. Abuzar, Julie Owen. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorAbuzar, Menaka


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