Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Department of Primatology, Leipzig, Germany
Learning and its contribution to culture – what we learn by studying our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos
Dr Martin Surbe<ck in his presentation looks at learning and education from an evolutionary perspective. He provides insight on how the study of behaviour in chimpanzees and bonobos, our closest living relatives, can shed light on the learning process. Furthermore he gives examples of what we learn about learning when studying them and finally will discuss the importance of learning for culture.
Professor Winfried Harzer
Technical University of Dresden, Department of Orthodontics, Dresden, Germany
Has DentEd really changed the Curriculum?!
The DentEd Thematic Networks (TNP) were funded by the EU in order to converge and harmonise the various dental curricula and to transfer all expertise and activities, including site-visitation and quality assurance systems, to ADEE.
The first outcome of the DentEd III project was the `Profile and Competences for the European Dentist´ document (PCD) and the second was the `Curriculum structure, content, learning and assessment in European undergraduate dental education´. The aim of this session is to provide analysis of a special survey to all the Dental Schools in Europe who participated in an ADEE school visit. This survey evaluated the implementation of the DentEd outcomes in the curricula and what has subsequently changed since the visit. Professor Winfried Harzer explores the concept of core competences and learning outcomes that are integrated in your curriculum or if schools plan for its implementation.
Dr Paal Barkvoll DDS, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Professor at Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway
Electronic patient records in dental education and research, 10 years experience
At the University of Oslo dental students have been required to use an electronic dental record system (SALUD) since 1997; this approach is now being extended into research, so even our undergraduates will develop their “data disciplines” and critical thinking through exposure to our new collaborative electronic research system (UHN).
Dental Education must combine the academic and the practical, and must be increasingly evidence-based, information-based and hence computer-based; hands-on use of these medical computer systems is essential for effective student education as well as for clinical quality-control and efficiency of the institution.
Professor emeritus Harald M Eriksen
Institute of Clinical Dentistry, University of Tromsø, (The Norwegian Arctic University), Tromsø, Norway
Outpatient undergraduate clinical teaching
This session explores external teaching and training which constitutes about 1/3 of the clinical part of the dental curriculum in Tromsø. It has been very valuable with regards to the volume and diversity of treatment experience and has contributed substantially to the maturity of the students. Educating the tutors is considered to be an essential part of the program and Professor Eriksen discusses the implications of this.
Dr. Orlando Monteiro da Silva
Vision 2020: Shaping the future of oral health
Dental medicine profession is lacking an overarching long-term vision of main challenges oral health is facing and direction in which the profession can grow in order to make significant contribution to the improvement of global oral health during the next decade. Two underlying principles: Oral health as a fundamental right; and Oral health in all policies.
David A. Nash, D.M.D., M.S., Ed.D.
William R. Willard Endowed Professor of Dental Education, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Dentistry is Medicine: Dentists should be Educated as Oral Physicians
The integration of the discipline of dentistry with the larger community of medicine, in education and in practice, is an imperative. The assumptions that led to dentistry developing as an autonomous profession distinct from medicine must be challenged. Research confirms that oral health is intimately related to systemic health and well-being. Dentists should be understood as physicians of the stomatognathic system, with their education being integrated with that of physicians caring for other organ systems, and with dentistry being integrated into the comprehensive health care delivery system.
Professor V. Sile
Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
Ethics and Education: the Challenge of Consumerism
Ethics is a discipline that formulates moral standards, while education is a process of introducing these standards as a part of professional training. How well are both of them able to meet the challenges of consumerism and market economy? Do they stand any chance against the values of egoism, hedonism and competitiveness?
Professor Ojārs Spārītis
Professor of Latvian Academy of Arts, PhD., President of Latvian Academy of Science
The beneficial Role of Anatomy for the Progress in Art
This year we are celebrating 500 years since the birth of famous Belgian Renaissance Physician Andreas Vesalius (1514 - 1564) - author of the important medical survey on human anatomy "De humani corporis fabrica" (1543). He is widely considered to be founder of the modern science of anatomy, impacting also the development of physiology and all of biology. But his works had very deeply influenced also fine arts, especially european painting.