Department of Paediatrics & Preventive Dentistry
The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are dealt under three headings (a) Knowledge and understanding (b) skills and (c) Attitudes.
(A) KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
The graduate should acquire the following during the period of training.
knowledge of the scientific foundations on which dentistry is based and good
understanding of various relevant scientific methods, principles of biological
functions and be able to evaluate and analyse scientifically various
established facts and data.
2. Adequate knowledge of the development, structure and function of the teeth, mouth and jaws and associated tissues both in health and disease and their relationship and effect on general state of health and also bearing on physical and social well-being of the patient.
3. Adequate knowledge of clinical disciplines and methods which provide a coherent picture of anomalies, lesions and diseases of the teeth, mouth and jaws and preventive diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of dentistry.
4. Adequate clinical experience required for general dental practice.
5. Adequate knowledge of the constitution, biological function and behaviour of persons in health and sickness as well as the influence of the natural and social environment on the state of health in so far as it affect dentistry.
A graduate should be able to demonstrate the following skills necessary for practice of dentistry.
to diagnose and manage various common dental problems encountered in general
dental practice keeping in mind the expectations and the right of the society
to receive the best possible treatment available wherever possible.
2. Acquire the skill to prevent and manage complications if encountered while carrying out various surgical and other procedures.
3. Possess skill to carry out certain investigative procedures and ability to interpret laboratory findings.
4. Promote oral health and help prevent oral diseases where possible.
5. Competent in the control of pain and anxiety among the patients during dental treatment.
A graduate should develop during the training period the following attitudes.
1. Willing to apply the current knowledge of dentistry in the best interest of the patients and the community.
2. Maintain a high standard of professional ethics and conduct and apply these in all aspects of professional life.
3. Seek to improve
awareness and provide possible solutions for oral health problems and needs
through out the community.
4. Willingness to participate in the CDE Programmes to update the knowledge and professional skill from time to time.
5. To help and participate in the implementation of the national oral health policy.
The dental graduates during training shall acquire adequate knowledge, necessary skills and reasonable attitudes which are required for carrying out all activities appropriate to general dental practice involving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies and diseases of the teeth, mouth, jaws and associated tissues.
The graduate also should understand the concept of community oral health education and be able to participate in the rural health care delivery programmes existing in the country.