The use of digital microscope in oral pathology teaching

Farinawati Yazid, Norzalina Ghazali, Muhammad Syafiq Asyraf Rosli, Nurul Inaas Mahamad Apandi, Norliwati Ibrahim

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Oral Pathology course has always been synonym with practical learning using microscope to identify histological features in order to diagnose. However, many students had expressed their difficulty in learning this subject when using light microscope (LM). The study was to evaluate the effectiveness of digital microscope (DM) as a teaching aid in Oral Pathology. 53 students of 4th year Dentistry at Dental Faculty, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) were required to view 20 pathological cases, both under LM and DM and diagnose them. Questionnaires on their preference microscope were evaluated. There were 92% response rate to the survey. 87% students preferred DM over LM. 92% students agreed that DM positively improved their learning and had sufficient resolution to allow identification and magnification of the slides viewed. 95% students agreed that DM was effective for the course purpose. For the diagnosis exercise, all participants managed to answer correctly using DM compared to LM. Therefore, it was shown that the students' favored DM more than LM. Thus, indicating that this should certainly be integrated as a teaching tool to enhance the learning process within the dental curriculum in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1095-1099
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Dental education
  • Microscopy
  • Oral pathology

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Yazid, F., Ghazali, N., Rosli, M. S. A., Apandi, N. I. M., & Ibrahim, N. (2019). The use of digital microscope in oral pathology teaching. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 12(3), 1095-1099.

The use of digital microscope in oral pathology teaching. / Yazid, Farinawati; Ghazali, Norzalina; Rosli, Muhammad Syafiq Asyraf; Apandi, Nurul Inaas Mahamad; Ibrahim, Norliwati.

In: Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, 01.01.2019, p. 1095-1099.

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Yazid, F, Ghazali, N, Rosli, MSA, Apandi, NIM & Ibrahim, N 2019, 'The use of digital microscope in oral pathology teaching', Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 1095-1099.
Yazid, Farinawati ; Ghazali, Norzalina ; Rosli, Muhammad Syafiq Asyraf ; Apandi, Nurul Inaas Mahamad ; Ibrahim, Norliwati. / The use of digital microscope in oral pathology teaching. In: Journal of International Dental and Medical Research. 2019 ; Vol. 12, No. 3. pp. 1095-1099.
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