Pastest SAQs for Dentistry – This new edition provides practise of over 200 Short Answer Questions for dentistry students of all levels
Methods of examining and assessing students have changed over recent years. Traditional essay writing is not as popular as it once was and is often replaced with short answer questions (SAQS). The advantage of SAQS over essays is that they allow a wider range of topics to be examined in a single paper, and the marking is often more objective. They test knowledge recall as well as application of knowledge and understanding of principles.
The questions themselves can take a variety of formats, for example writing notes on a subject, filing in blanks in a paragraph, selecting the appropriate response from a list or one-line answers. Questions often have many inter-related parts. SAQS are usually not negatively marked so it is worth attempting all questions. In most examinations the questions usually have equal marks allocated to them uniess otherwise stated. This often gives you a clue as to how much detail is expected in an answer for a particular question. Pastest SAQs for Dentistry does not include a marking scheme, but most questions ask for a particular number of responses.
The aim of the book is to help candidates assess their knowledge and identify the areas where they need to read more, as well as providing valuable examination practice. It is intended to be used as a revision aid for students taking the undergraduate or postgraduate examinations in dentistry, such as BDS, IQE and MFDS. Common and popular topics have been covered but it was not possible to cover the entire scope of dentistry comprehensively in the book! We hope that you will find this book to be helpful and easy to use.