1. Knowledge and understanding
Functioning of cognitive (perception, attention, learning, memory, thought) and motivational (emotion, frustration and stress) processes as base of the dentistry patients behavior. Sleep. Verbal and non-verbal communication. Emotions. Pain representation and modulation. Stress and burnout in health settings.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
Students will be able to apply the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in dealing with psychological issues within the practice of dentistry. Students will be able to interact with patients, their families, and health care personnel in a courteous, professional, and respectful manner.
3. Independence of judgment. Students will develop critical thinking skills and independent judgment. They will be able to pick up the signals and attitudes, assessing the compliance of patients and knowing how to orient the attitudes and motivations.
4. Communication skills. Students will be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with patients, their families, and members of the health care team. They will be able to obtain a medical history in a culturally competent manner, interpret non-verbal aspects of communication, establishing therapeutic relationships involving cognitive and emotional processes associated with reactions to stress and pain in dentistry patients.
5. Learning ability. Students will be able to contribute to collaborative learning environments, accepting constructive feedback from others and taking personal responsibility for making appropriate positive changes. Students will be able to organize the work of a professional team, enhancing the motivation and skills of employees and to adjourn from reliable sources.