The General Dental Council (GDC) has published its new learning outcomes for dental education with the aim of increasing patient protection and meeting current and future oral health needs. The new learning outcomes which have been in development since 2009 replace both the dentists’ curriculum ‘The First Five Years’ and the dental care professionals’ (DCPs) curricula replacing them with a new combined publication, ‘Preparing for Practice – Dental Team Learning Outcomes for Registration’. Evidence-based dentistry features much more prominently in the latest document. It is planned that the learning outcomes will be incorporated into training programmes and assessments for the first time in the academic year 2012-13.
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