ERIC Number: ED331389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Future Changes in Dental Education. Report on a WHO Workshop (Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, June 6-10, 1988).
World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.
This report presents issues discussed at a workshop on dental education that was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in collaboration with the Government of the USSR. Workshop issues included oral health care and health care planning, the role of dentists in the future, and future educational objectives for dentists. Additionally, the educational strategies that will be needed for future dentists are mentioned, as well as basic information required to meet those strategies. Next, the educational strategies and curricular requirements needed to support the Oral Health for All 2000 objectives are discussed. Curricular guidelines are examined, focusing on their philosophy and their educational objectives for health sciences and dental education. Finally, the report concludes with observations concerning the need and provisions for European oral health care in the future, and the educational planning for dentists that will be required. Recommendations are presented. Supplementary material includes a workshop participant list, background material, and a list of group discussion topics. Contains 10 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Dental Health, Dental Schools, Dentistry, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Workshops
Oral Health Unit, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Scherfigsvej 8, DK-2100 Copenhagen O, Denmark.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Copenhagen (Denmark). Regional Office for Europe.