Dental education and proportion of inhabitants by Dentist in Angola

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14356

Keywords:

Higher Education Institutions; Dentistry; Education, Graduate; Angola.

Abstract

The objective was to verify the proportion of dentists in relation to the Angolan population, to undergraduate and graduate courses in dentistry, and to analyze the pedagogical projects of the existing courses. This is a descriptive, exploratory and documentary study that analyzed data on the population and the number of dentists in Angola, obtained through information from the National Statistics Institute and the Order of Doctors of Angola. An application for cell phones called “Qualificar”, made available by the Angolan government, was used to collect information about the existing courses. The websites of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation; National Institute for Evaluation, Accreditation and Recognition of Higher Education Studies in Angola; and the National Press were consulted to collect data related to higher education in Angola. Information on pedagogical projects was obtained directly from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Angola has 701 dentists registered for a population of 30,175,553 inhabitants, that is, a proportion of 1/43,460. Among the eighty existing HEIs, only ten were authorized by the government to offer undergraduate courses in dentistry: six were located in the country's capital and four were distributed in other provinces, with workload varying from 4,688 to 5,536 hours. It was concluded that of the seven academic regions in the country, 4 do not have courses in dentistry; the number of dentists is not compatible with the population of Angola; no HEI offered postgraduate courses in dentistry and there is no standardization of pedagogical projects among the existing undergraduate courses.

Author Biographies

Suzely Adas Saliba Moimaz, São Paulo State University

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

Marcial António Simão Songa, São Paulo State University

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

Nemre Adas Saliba, São Paulo State University

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

Tânia Adas Saliba, São Paulo State University

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry

References

Aguiar, A. S. W., & Moreno, M. S. (2017). Cursos de Odontologia/Medicina dentária nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa. Jornal Acadêmico de Atualizações Médicas, 1, 17-24.

American Dental Education Association. (2019). ADEA Strategic Framework, 2019-22. Journal of dental education, 83, 763-764.

Carvalho, P. (2012). Evolução e crescimento do ensino superior em Angola. Revista Angolana de Sociologia, 9, 51-58.

Dussault, G., Fronteira, I., & World Health Organization. (2010). Análise dos recursos humanos da saúde (RHS) nos países africanos de língua oficial portuguesa (PALOP). Geneva: World Health Organization.

Garbin, C. A. S., Saliba, N. A., Moimaz, S. A. S., & Santos, K. T. (2005). The role of universities in the training health professionals. Revista da ABENO, 6, 6-10.

Governo da República de Angola. (2001). Estratégia integrada para melhoria do sistema de educação: 2001-2015. http://planipolis.iiep.unesco.org/sites/planipolis/files/ressources/angola_estrategia_integrada_melhoria.pdf

Governo da República de Angola. (2008). Diário da República Iª série nº 155. Cria na Universidade Privada de Angola os seguintes cursos, que conferem o grau de licenciatura. https://www.imprensanacional.gov.ao/index.php?id=105&serie=1&token=f4fedaaf0407819661189203960f0536&deAno=2007&ateAno=2008&numero=155

Governo da República de Angola. (2009). Decreto n.º 5/09, de 7 de abril. Cria as Regiões Académicas que delimitam o âmbito territorial de atuação e expansão das instituições de ensino superior. https://welvitchia.com/SESA_files/DR%20Decreto%205_09_Cria%20Regioes%20Academicas%20que%20Delimitam%20Ambito%20Territorial%20Actuacao%20e%20Expansao%20Inst%20Ens%20Sup.pdf

Governo da República de Angola. (2019). Estatuto da carreira de investigador científico. https://www.ciencia.ao/images/legislacao/Estatuto_da_Carreira_de_Invest_Cientifico109_19_2Abril.pdf

Grossman, E. S., Naidoo, S. (2012). Academic-service partnerships, research, and the South African dental academic. Journal of dental education, 76(9), 1226-1233.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística de Angola. (2019). Estatísticas Sociais. https://www.ine.gov.ao/inicio/estatisticas

Karim, A., Mascarenhas, A. K., Dharamsi, S. (2008). A global oral health course: isn’t it time? Journal of dental education, 72(11), 1238-1246.

Kassebaum, D. K., & Tedesco, L. A. (2017). The 21st century dental curriculum: a framework for understanding current models. Journal of dental education, 81, eS13-21.

Liberato, E. (2014). Avanços e retrocessos da educação em Angola. Revista Brasileira de Educação, 19, 1003-1031.

Licari, F. W. (2007). Faculty development to support curriculum change and ensure the future vitality of dental education. Journal of dental education, 71, 1509-1512.

Moimaz, S. A. S., Fadel, C. B., Bino, L. S., & Saliba, N. A. (2010). Pedagogical project and curricular structure of a dentistry course: critical analysis based on academic perception. Revista da ABENO, 10, 35-40.

Oakley, M., & Spallek, H. (2012). Social in dental education: a call for research and action. Journal of dental education, 76(3), 279-287.

Parkash, H., Mathur, V. P., Dugal, R., & Jhuraney, B. (2006). Dental workforce issues: a global concern. Journal of dental education, 70(11 Suppl), 22-26.

Peters, M. C., Ababiu, F. A., Ananaba, N. P. J., & Johnson, L. A. (2013). Students clinical learning in an emerging dental school: an investigation in international collaboration between Michigan and Ghana. Journal of dental education, 77(12), 1653-1661.

Pyle M, Andrieu SC, Chadwick DG, Chmar JE, Cole JR, George MC, Glickman GN, Glover JF, Goldberg JS, Haden NK, Hendricson WD, Meyerowitz C, Neumann L, Tedesco LA, Valachovic RW, Weaver RG, Winder RL, Young SK, Kalkwarf KL, & ADEA Commission on change and innovation in dental education. (2006). The case for change in dental education. Journal of dental education, 70, 921-924.

Rodrigues, R. P. C. B., Saliba, N. A., & Moimaz, S. A. S. (2006). Public Health Dentistry in the curricular structure of dental courses in Brazil. Revista da ABENO, 6, 81-87.

Thorpe S. (2006). Oral health issues in the african region: current situation and future perspectives. Journal of dental education, 70(11 Suppl), 8-15.

Universidade de São Paulo - USP. (2019). Grade curricular. Faculdade de Odontologia. https://uspdigital.usp.br/jupiterweb/listarGradeCurricular?codcg=23&codcur=23011&codhab=0&tipo=N

Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP. (2018). Estrutura curricular: odontologia. www.ict.unesp.br/#!/ensino/graduacao/odontologia/estrutura-curricular/.

Downloads

Published

20/04/2021

How to Cite

MOIMAZ, S. A. S.; SONGA, M. A. S.; SALIBA, N. A.; SALIBA, T. A. Dental education and proportion of inhabitants by Dentist in Angola. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e51110414356, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14356. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/14356. Acesso em: 11 may. 2021.

Issue

Section

Health Sciences