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Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses von Hollins, Carole (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.04.2012
  • Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
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Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses

Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses has been completely revised and updated for its third edition. Encompassing the significant changes to the NEBDN National Certificate, this book now includes both standard Multiple Choice Questions and the new style Extended Matching Questions with helpful explanatory information on responses. As a self-assessment tool this revision guide is a must-have for all trainee dental nurses looking to sit either the NEBDN examination or the NVQ in Oral Healthcare, up to level 3. - Completely revised content and updated format - The author is the current Chairman of the NEBDN and a member of its 'New Exam Project' Question Writing Team. - 14 chapters in 4 sections covering the whole curriculum - 2 types of multiple choice question throughout : - 1 of 5 single best answer questions - New scenario-based extended matching questions - Clear explanation of answers - Invaluable resource for independent revision - Boosts confidence of readers preparing for examinations


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    Erscheinungsdatum: 10.04.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781118341537
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Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses

How to Use this Book

Details of the two question styles for the written paper, as well as an overview of the practical OSCEs is given below. Students are advised to read this section in full before attempting to use the book as a revision aid, as the new style of written -questions and practical assessments are quite different from those used for the old National Certificate examination.
Multiple choice questions

The full title of the new style MCQ is 1 of 5 single best answer MCQ. They follow the form shown below.

The question itself is usually one or two sentences long.
The first sentence introduces the topic of the question.
The final sentence asks the question.
They are designed to test the application of the relevant knowledge.
Key words or phrases are not highlighted.
There are always five answer options.
Only one of those five will be the 'best', and therefore the correct, answer.
The answers are always homologous - of the same form (so, all microorganisms, all periodontal instruments, all filling materials, and so on).
They are always set out alphabetically or numerically in ascending order.
As the question style always follows the same pattern, it is not possible for -candidates to 'work out by elimination' or 'guess' the correct answer - they must have the relevant knowledge and the understanding to be able to apply it to the scenario of the question. Only then can the single best answer be identified.

Similarly, as a logical alphabetical or numerical order is always followed in the answers, the correct answer cannot be determined by seeing how many times, say, option (d) has been an answer and therefore not choosing it again. The single best answer will be at whichever option letter it falls at alphabetically or numerically only. So it is quite feasible for an examination to have option (d) as the correct answer for every question asked, if the correct answer happens to fall at option (d) alphabetically or numerically. Consequently, the candidate is unable to guess the answer.

Candidates mark their single answer choice on an optical marking sheet for each question, by pencilling in a small box through their chosen option. Only one box must be filled in, otherwise the computer will reject that question. Similarly, the box must be filled in horizontally - drawing a circle around it or marking an answer option with a cross will also cause the computer to reject that question.

Below are three examples of the new style MCQs used in the new NEBDN National Diploma examination.
1. A gingivectomy procedure is to be carried out on an epileptic patient. The technique will involve the removal of hyperplastic gingival tissue from the buccal side of the upper left premolar teeth. Which one of the following nerves must be anaesthetised to allow the procedure to be carried out painlessly? (a) Greater palatine nerve (b) Inferior dental nerve (c) Long buccal nerve (d) Middle superior dental nerve (e) Posterior superior dental nerve
The correct answer is (d). The question clearly states that only the buccal gingivae of the upper premolar teeth will be involved in the procedure, so the nerve supplying this area simply needs identifying from the options listed. Only the middle -superior dental nerve is relevant to the question.
2. In patients suffering from chronic periodontitis, both supragingival and subgingival calculus may be present at the same time. Which one of the following periodontal instruments is used specifically to remove subgingival calculus? (a) Curette (b) Jaquette scaler (c) Push scaler b

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