W D Snyman

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As a result of a growing awareness that the traditional undergraduate curriculum for dental students was overloaded with facts to the detriment of producing dentists skilled in problem-solving and critical thinking, the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Pretoria was prompted to review the curriculum, teaching methodology and the evaluation of(More)
Many authors claim successful treatment of bruxism by various treatment modalities. This paper presents a review of the nature of bruxism, the multifactorial aetiology of bruxism and a discussion of successful treatment of bruxism by various treatment modalities. The aim of this paper is to provide an explanation for successful treatment of bruxism on the(More)
  • W D Snyman
  • The Journal of the Dental Association of South…
  • 1990
To ensure validity of student assessment, there should be a positive relationship between the profile of the study content, and the profile of the learning objectives to be tested. This study has indicated that, in the 8 subjects which were analyzed, this relationship varied from a weak positive (r = 0.13), to a strong positive (r = 0.914). It can also be(More)
The use of model answers (memoranda) for the evaluation at tertiary level of written test or examination papers generally is not considered important. Model answers, however, set standardized criteria according to which they can be evaluated. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of the use of a model answer on rater reliability during the(More)
Deficiencies, characteristic of professional bureaucracies, such as poor co-ordination and telescopic vision, were identified in the Oral and Dental Academic Hospital, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Pretoria. Within a hybrid, formed between this professional bureaucracy and the Department of Health Services and Welfare, lies the potential for conflict,(More)
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