Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002414
Title: Language proficiency and perceived drawbacks among undergraduate dental students in a south Indian dental college
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether dental students perceive drawbacks in their education and examination experience because of their lack of language proficiency. Materials and Methods: A cross‑sectional study was carried. Two hundred undergraduate dental students in a South Indian dental college (n = 200) were asked to complete a questionnaire comprising 12 questions related to their language background, medium of instruction at school, and the perceived academic drawbacks with respect to language proficiency. Results: Dental students who were educated in schools in which English was not the only medium of instruction, perceived drawbacks in their education and examination experience owing to their language background, and lack of language proficiency. Conclusion: Language skills, communication skills, and behavioral science should be an essential part of dental education to ease the transition from school to dental college.

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    K. Roshini 1 , Jacob Mathew Philip2 *, Helen Mary Abraham1 , C. J. Venkatakrishnan1 , Chitra R. Chandran3

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Tagore Dental College, Near Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Tagore Dental College, Near Vandalur, Melakkottaiyur, Rathinamangalam, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Periodontics, Tagore Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Jacob Mathew Philip, Department of Dental Sciences, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Bharath University, 173, New Agaram Road, Selaiyur, Chennai – 600 073, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    K. Roshini 1 , Jacob Mathew Philip2 *, Helen Mary Abraham1 , C. J. Venkatakrishnan1 , Chitra R. Chandran3

    Title:Language proficiency and perceived drawbacks among undergraduate dental students in a south Indian dental college
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (August)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1487-1489)
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    Methodology: Communication skills, Dental education, Language proficiency
    Research Materials:Dental students

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Communication skills Dental education Language proficiency

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