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J. Islam. Int. Med. Coll.. 2015; 10(2): 177-181


Current BDS Curriculum: An Evaluation based upon CIPP Model

Shazia Rafiq Nawabi, Ayesha Maqsood, Sidra Aamir.




Abstract

Objective: Objective of this study was to evaluate current BDS curriculum to identify the need for reviewing and updating
the existing curriculum.
Study Design: It was a descriptive cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration of Study: This Study was conducted in four private sector dental colleges of Islamabad from 5thJune to
25thDecember 2013.
Materials and Methods: Two hundred and ninety six faculty members and students were included in the study based upon
random sampling technique. Demonstrators and junior dental students were not included in the study. Faculty of different
levels including professors, associate professors, assistant professors, senior registrars and final year BDS students were
included in the study. A self-administered structured questionnaire based upon Stufflebeams' CIPP Model of program
evaluation was used as data collection tool and principal author personally visited all four dental colleges to collect data.
MS Excel was used for data entry, descriptive analysis and generation of graphs.
Results: Results of the present study indicated that there are weaknesses in the current Dental curriculum.
Conclusion: Integration according to latest trends and approaches are required to make it at par with international
standards.

Key words: Integrated Curriculum, CIPP Model, Outcome Based Dental Education, Community Oriented Curriculum, Student Centered Education, Hybrid Curriculum.






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