Evidence Based Oral Health Practice

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Training rural women in Oral Health Promotion activities in Nepal, 21 June 2009. Image by Latrobebohs
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Group Assignment[edit]

A great deal of your patients will access health information from the WWW including Wikipedia. It’s fast, convenient and best of all, its FREE. Health professionals generally discourage this as they worry that the information may not be accurate and worse it may also be dangerous placing people’s health at risk. University teachers also discourage the use of Wikipedia by students as it is not ‘rigorously peer-reviewed.

The reality though is that our patients will continue to use it. So how do we ensure that they are not accessing information that is not helpful? WELL one way we could reduce risks is to engage the information sites in a positive way to ensure that the information is (more) accurate!

Your group assignment will require you to edit a Wikipedia site to make it more accurate and useful. You will create an account and become an ‘Author’ in Wikipedia. Information that you add and edits you make must be evidence based.

What you need to do[edit]

  1. Create a Wikipedia account for yourself
  2. Access the nominated Wikipedia page on a regular basis throughout the study period
  3. Decide on the important areas of information that are needed – what information do people need? This could form the basis of ‘sections’ on the page
  4. Edit the information on the page to ensure it is evidence based – academic references must be provided to support the information you are using. (1000 words required)
  5. Engage in the ‘talk’ linked to the Wikipage

Topics[edit]

Participants[edit]

  1. Bjvojtech (discusscontribs) 00:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Bjvojtech
  2. Halis91 (discusscontribs) 00:52, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  3. Kaybhat (discusscontribs) 02:55, 2 December 2013 (UTC)https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:Kaybhat
  4. Glen holtkamp oht (discusscontribs) 00:47, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  5. Galauder (discusscontribs) 00:48, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  6. Em.nugi.boh (discusscontribs) 00:48, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  7. Sa2lehmann (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  8. StaccaP (discusscontribs) 00:48, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  9. BOHFGM (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  10. Mcf17400560 (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC
  11. Rm2mcrae (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)rm2mcrae
  12. Tristandfield (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  13. Kj7roberts (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  14. Tw15108967 (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Tw15108967
  15. Elina Hongisto (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  16. Kateo231 (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Kateo231
  17. Hanna16498953 (discusscontribs) 00:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  18. Orrogers (discusscontribs) 00:49, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Orroge
  19. Sirparsley (discusscontribs) 00:50, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  20. Hankusb11 (discusscontribs) 00:50, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  21. Grace17185877 (discusscontribs) 00:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Grace17185877
  22. Wischful (discusscontribs) 00:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  23. Ajeverett (discusscontribs) 00:52, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
  24. Tabs (discusscontribs) 00:51, 2 December 2013 (UTC)Tabs
  25. Rubysummers (discusscontribs) 00:53, 2 December 2013 (UTC)rubysummers
  26. Smarken (discusscontribs) 00:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Help[edit]

There will be a workshop held on Monday 2nd December at La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus. Learn all you need to know about editing Wikipedia Pages.