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Pages: 2667-2670
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

INTRODUCING ALTERNATIVE TITULATION OPTIONS IN THE CURRICULUM AT GRADUATE DENTISTRY SCHOOL AT MICHOACANA UNIVERSITY

R. Nieto-Aguilar, M. Alanis, M. Tapia-Ruiz, M. Tapia-Alanis, D. Serrato-Ochoa

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (MEXICO)
Achievement of student´s graduation efficiency at Dentistry specialties at Michoacana University (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo) has not been reached at all up to the moment. In general, it persists at the time a lack of student´s graduation efficiency in approximately twenty five per cent of students which do not get their specialty diploma at orthodontics program at the end of the last semester and in approximately seventy five per cent of students which do not get their specialty diploma at the end of the last semester at the endodontics program. This means that students which do not get such diploma after the last semester period and at least after the next six months once completed the academic program are considered inside the specialty program inefficiency index which is evaluated by CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología/Science and Technology National Council in Mexico). This federal organism regulates the PNPC (Padron Nacional de Programas de Calidad/Qualified National Graduate Programs Index). In this context, due to this low graduation efficiency index, both specialty programs (orthodontics and endodontics) have not been incorporated to PNPC up to the moment. This is a critical situation for these two graduate programs due to a lack of a federal financial support which in turn may block in some manner the structural and academic growing of the Faculty of dentistry at its postgraduate studies division. To precise, this means that other strong graduate programs at Michoacana University indexed at the PNPC, would receive federal financial support for infrastructure, materials and academic mobility which in turn may increase postgraduate programs level quality. Unfortunately, dentistry graduate programs have not been incorporated to PNPC index due to a root origin circumstances. In one hand it is derived from a content saturation in the actual studies program at subjects and in the other hand, derived possibly due to a lack of information and interest of the initial professor basic academic nuclei on student´s graduation requirements such as the correct direction of student´s thesis graduation work correctly and on time. In this context, this chapter presents the current reforms to the actual curriculum and academic plan including among others: the generation and implementation of specialties graduation new options and a graduation operating manual, which in turn may increase safely the student´s graduation terminal efficiency. Also, it presents the reforms to the actual subjects to avoid specialty programs content saturation and finally, it describes the current direction of the institutional developing plan by proposing other graduation dentistry programs, including periodontics and oral surgery which would follow the reforms of the current programs.
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author = {Nieto-Aguilar, R. and Alanis, M. and Tapia-Ruiz, M. and Tapia-Alanis, M. and Serrato-Ochoa, D.},
title = {INTRODUCING ALTERNATIVE TITULATION OPTIONS IN THE CURRICULUM AT GRADUATE DENTISTRY SCHOOL AT MICHOACANA UNIVERSITY},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {2667-2670}}
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R. Nieto-Aguilar, M. Alanis, M. Tapia-Ruiz, M. Tapia-Alanis, D. Serrato-Ochoa (2015) INTRODUCING ALTERNATIVE TITULATION OPTIONS IN THE CURRICULUM AT GRADUATE DENTISTRY SCHOOL AT MICHOACANA UNIVERSITY, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 2667-2670.
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