Assessment of professional behaviour – A comparison of self-assessment by first year dental students and assessment by staff

Authors

S Zijlstra-Shaw, Thomas JB Kropmans and J Tams 

Abstract

Objective

A study was set up to assess usefulness and acceptability of a method of assessing professional behaviour of undergraduate dental students.

Setting

The first year preclinical course at the Department of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Materials and Method

A form was developed with an ordinal scale to assess undergraduate professional behaviour. A standard means of carrying out assessment was then undertaken and subsequently used to give feedback to the students at the end of each of three terms. The students’ self-assessment was then compared to that of the staff. read more