Research in dental education is growing, strategically, with the realisation that there is much to learn and share from the many educational innovations being driven by the School of Dentistry. Scholarship, and its promotion, is a key role of the group and with it, the encouragement of a scholarly, academic and reflective approach to dental education. There are currently three PhD students working in the area.
The Dental Education Research and Scholarship Group encompasses research into advances in:
How best to assess and provide feedback for students at various stages of their undergraduate and postgraduate careers
Professionalism and what it means in the 21st century for dental professionals
Team working and its benefits
Admissions processes and the parameters that define a successful dentist
The Group is organised into three newly established themes: