Accreditation requirements for dental public health programs



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4.0 EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND SERVICES




4.1.0 Physical Facilities



Requirement
4.1.1 Physical facilities and equipment must be adequate to support the didactic, laboratory and clinical objectives of the program. The adequacy of facilities will be evaluated in relation to availability and resident enrollment. If other programs utilize the same facilities, the program must provide evidence that the existing facilities are sufficient to meet the needs of the program.

Documentation Required


    1. Attach as an appendix, a floor plan of the program facilities, including the number and capacity of lecture rooms, clinics, working carrels, computer laboratory facilities and locker space. Identify any areas in which there is insufficient space.

    2. Identify the number of computers used by dental public health, and access to computer programs and services.


Requirement

4.1.2 Didactic, clinical and other program facilities should ideally be located in reasonable physical proximity to one another.


Documentation Required


  1. Describe where all teaching, clinical and research activities and instruction occur.

  2. Describe how clinical facilities are shared with other programs, if applicable.

  3. Identify areas of the physical facilities that should be improved in order to enhance the program.



Requirement
4.1.3 It may be necessary in some instances for the program to use an off-campus facility. Specific requirements for administration, faculty members, facilities, patients and instruction must be identified. Policies and procedures for operation of any off-campus clinical facility must be consistent with the objectives/outcomes of the program. A formal agreement between the educational institution and any agency or institution providing the off-campus facility must be negotiated and confirmed in writing. Such agreement(s) must include clearly defined provisions for renewing and terminating the agreement to ensure program continuity. The program administrator must retain authority and responsibility for instructional requirements and assignment of residents.

Documentation Required





    1. Describe off-campus resident clinical experiences and include information on the location, arrangements for supervision, evaluation, length of time each resident is assigned and the types of modelling and learning experiences provided.

    2. Provide a list of the affiliation agreements between the institution and any agency or site where residents receive off-site experiences.



Requirement

4.1.4 Adequate space must be available for faculty members and secretarial and clinical support staff. The location and size of offices should be conducive to the effective use of faculty and staff time and program resources for teaching preparation and resident counselling. Space must be available for storage of office, clinical, research and laboratory supplies and equipment, instructional media and resident, patient and program records.


Documentation Required

Describe the office and storage space and comment on the adequacy.


Requirement
4.1.5 The institution must make provision for the acquisition and/or replacement/ upgrading of clinical and computer equipment, applications, search tools, supplies, reference materials and teaching aids.
Documentation Required
Describe the program’s plan for the repair and/or replacement of clinical and computer equipment, supplies, applications, connectivity, reference materials and teaching aids.


4.2.0 Learning Resources



Requirement
4.2.1 A professionally administered library must be available. The library must be accessible to both residents and faculty members during and after scheduled hours of instruction and/or via electronic format.
Documentation Required
Please describe the library and its adequacy with respect to the program.


  1. Identify the individual(s) and their qualifications who administer the library that supports the program.

  2. Have available on-site a complete list of the currently held dental related journals and library holdings.

  3. Comment on resident access to the library resources.

  4. Describe resident access to electronic journals.


Requirement
4.2.2 The library must be responsive to and supportive of the teaching and research activities of the program. CDAC encourages development and use of computerized/electronic methods of information retrieval.

Documentation Required





  1. Describe the ways in which the library is responsive and supportive of the teaching and research activities of the program (e.g. acquisition process for books and journals).

  2. Describe how the faculty members promote resident use of available library resources.

Requirement
4.2.3 Residents and faculty members must have access to electronic and other multimedia resources.


Documentation Required

Describe how the program provides access to electronic and other multimedia resources.




4.3.0 Didactic and Clinical Support



Requirement
4.3.1 Resident learning must not be compromised by over-reliance on residents to provide institutional service, clinical productivity solely to enhance revenue, teaching and/or research, which cannot be justified as an educational requirement of the program. Teaching clinics must provide the necessary supplies and equipment required for patient comfort and safety.
Documentation Required
Describe resident obligations to provide instructional, treatment and/or support services within the program. Provide evidence that there are adequate documented protocols to ensure resident and patient safety.
Requirement


      1. Sufficient qualified support personnel must be assigned to the program to support both instruction and patient care. Adequate administrative, secretarial, clerical and other support staff must be available to assist faculty members and residents to meet program objectives and outcomes. Adequate maintenance and custodial staff must be available.


Documentation Required
Describe the number and types of support staff assigned to the program and comment on adequacy.


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