シカ エイセイシ キョウイク ノ 60ネン : カンゴシ キョウイク トノ ヒカク
The 60 Year History of Dental Hygienist Education : Comparison with the Education of Clinical Nurses
To examine how dental hygienists' jobs and the number of years of training years have changed since the birth of the profession, we examined the differences between medical education and dental education after the Meiji era and compared, in terms of general medical treatment, dental hygienists with clinical nurses who undertake medical support tasks.
The dental hygienist system was established in 1948. In 1955, medical support tasks for dentists were added to their duties. In 1983, the period required for graduation from dental hygienist schools became 2 years. In 1989, dental health instruction tasks were added and, as a result, preparation of a 3-year study period is underway. On the other hand, a 4-year university training period has rapidly been increasing for the education of clinical nurses since around 1989. Today, more than 30 universities offer doctoral courses for clinical nurses. The education of dental hygienists at 4-year universities has just begun. In the future, I think that we need to consider postgraduate doctoral courses, as well as master's courses, just as offered by educational programs for clinical nurses.
（誤）Department of Fundamental Institute of Healh Bio Sciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
（正）Department of Fundamental Institute of Health Bio Sciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School
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