Oral cancer prevention and early detection: Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Framework to guide the training of health professional students
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Background. Teaching cancer prevention and detection is important in health professional education. It is desirable to select a comprehensive framework for teaching oral cancer (OC) prevention and detection skills.Methods. The PRECEDE-PROCEED model was used to design a randomized pretest and posttest study of the OC prevention and detection skills of dental students (n=104). OC knowledge, opinions, and competencies were evaluated.Results. Second year students in the intervention group were more competent than those in the control group.Conclusions. The novel use of PRECEDE-PROCEED sets a precedent for designing a standardized OC curriculum for a wide range of health professional disciplines.J Cancer Educ. 2007; 22: 250–253.
KeywordsOral Cancer Objective Structure Clinical Examination Dental Student Health Professional Student Cancer Educ
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