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A Study on Industry-University Cooperative Customized Curriculum of Dental Hygiene Study

산학연계형 치위생학과 주문식 교육과정 연구

  • Park, Il-Soon (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Kyungdong University, Oral Health Research Institute) ;
  • Choi, Eun-Mi (Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Kyungdong University, Oral Health Research Institute) ;
  • Lee, Young-Suk (School of Tourism, Kyungdong University)
  • 박일순 (경동대학교 치위생학과 구강보건연구소) ;
  • 최은미 (경동대학교 치위생학과 구강보건연구소) ;
  • 이영석 (경동대학교 관광학부)
  • Received : 2013.08.10
  • Accepted : 2013.10.20
  • Published : 2013.10.28

Abstract

A recent rapid change in society drives the colleges and universities into the unlimited competition for satisfying users' demand. The introduction of customized educational system is one of the survival strategies of university that reflected this characteristic. The result of a research on the customized curriculum of the dental hygiene study shows that the managers of dental hospitals and clinics think that the dental assistance field is dental hygienist's major task. On the other hand, though the dental hygienists think that the oral health education is the main task, they just comply with the intention of managers of the dental hospitals and clinics in reality. Hence, the reinforcement of the practicum in the industry field is required to meet the demand from the industry. And there is also a need to offer an opportunity of self-realization through work life by allowing dental hygienists to have stable status within dental hospitals and clinics with enhanced education and training on preventive dental treatment and oral health.

Keywords

Curriculum;Customized;Dental hygienist;Dental Hygiene Department;Field adaptation skill

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Kyung dong University