Context: Student evaluation of teaching (SET) is a pedagogical tool which is part of a quality control process of teaching. Material and methods: An anonymous and voluntary e-questionnaire was sent to all 3rd year students of the Faculty of Dentistry in university Mohamed VI of sciences and health at the end of the academic year 2021-2022 in order to evaluate the progress of practical pre-clinical learning by dental simulator in conservative dentistry. The aim was to evaluate the teaching tools, the organization of the lessons, the content of the program as well as their overall perceptions of this practical pre-clinical teaching ,according to a 4-level Likert scale. A descriptive statistical analysis of the data collected was carried out using the spss20 software. Results : We collected 51 questionnaires out of 58, which is a response rate of 87.93%. More than half of the students consider the use of clinical iconography, demonstration videos, handouts and live demonstrations during practice sessions to be very useful. The organization of the teaching and the program taught seem to be adapted by more than half of the students in terms of availability of courses on the hosting platform, number of students, number of supervisors, time, volume and chronological development of the program. 45% of the students found the dental simulator suitable for pre-clinical preparation and more than half of them found that they were able to perform dental procedures on patients thanks to their previous achievements on dental simulators. Regarding their general perceptions of the practical learning, 51% felt average stress during these sessions, while 41% of the students gave them a score 15 -20 out of 20. Conclusion: Several studies show that the SET alone cannot measure the effectiveness of teaching, but it is a useful tool for improving teaching practices and its quality.
ELHIJAZI, Manal; ELMRINI, Hafsa; and BENYAHYA, Ihsane
"Student evaluation of pre-clinical teaching on a dental simulator,"
Health Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 6.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.56264/2658-865X.1082
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