In a commitment to providing holistic and comprehensive dental education, SEGi University’s Faculty of Dentistry has organized a Community Oral Health (COH) posting for 13 Year 5 BDS students. This immersive posting, taking place in Johor from the 22nd to the 26th of October 2023, is designed to provide students with a profound understanding of the Malaysian health and oral health delivery system at both state and district levels.
Key Objectives of the COH Posting
The primary objective of the COH posting is to expose dental students to the intricacies of the healthcare system, particularly focusing on oral health services. Throughout the five-day posting, students will engage in activities aimed at understanding the structure, organization, implementation, and resource management of health services in Malaysia.
By the end of the posting, students are expected to have a comprehensive understanding of how healthcare and oral health services are organized and delivered at both state and district levels. This hands-on experience will provide valuable insights into the practical aspects of healthcare management.
Practical Learning for Future Dental Practitioners
SEGi University believes in preparing its dental students not just academically but also with real-world experiences that enhance their professional capabilities. The COH posting in Johor offers an excellent opportunity for students to witness and engage with the day-to-day operations of the healthcare system.
Through this posting, students will gain practical knowledge that goes beyond the theoretical aspects taught in the classroom. The goal is to equip future dental practitioners with a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape, enabling them to contribute meaningfully to oral health services and community well-being.
As SEGi University continues to focus on providing a well-rounded education, initiatives like the COH posting in Johor underscore the commitment to producing competent, knowledgeable, and compassionate dental professionals who are ready to make a positive impact in their communities.