KIANOOSH TORABI; LEILA BAZRAFKAN; SAJAD SEPEHRI; MEHDI HASHEMI
Volume 1, Issue 3 , July 2013, , Pages 81-84
Introduction: Although logbook is a useful tool in learning and assessment of the student, its use in the education of undergraduate dentistry students is not well-established. The ...
Introduction: Although logbook is a useful tool in learning and assessment of the student, its use in the education of undergraduate dentistry students is not well-established. The present study was conducted to assess the effect of logbook as a study guide and an effective method for assessment of the students in the fixed prosthesis course. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was performed in Shiraz Dental School. The subjects of this study consisted of 60 students categorized into two experimental and control groups. In the control group, the students underwent the current format of Fixed Prosthesis curriculum. In the experimental group, the intervention was carried out using the Logbook. Pre and post tests were done using MCQ. The instructors and students had to evaluate the students’ daily activities. The data were analyzed using SPSS software. T-test, Paired T-test and Mann Whitney test were used for statistical analysis. Results: The logbooks were effective in cognitive and psychomotor domain (knowledge and practice) of dental education and the mean difference between the two groups was significant (P<0.01). The use of logbook provided a more objective evaluation and led to further student satisfaction. Conclusion: Logbook is a useful tool for teaching and learning as an interactive study guide and assessment tool. Using logbook in dentistry education necessitates more studies to be conducted in this regard and also the revision of dental curricula.Keywords: Logbook, Study guide, Dentistry undergraduate Training