The ADC appoints the University of Sydney to undertake research into consumer involvement in decision making
7 March 2019
Following a competitive tender process, the Australian Dental Council (ADC) has appointed the University of Sydney to complete research into the involvement of consumers in the design and delivery of examinations and assessments.
As end users of the services performed by dental practitioners, consumers have a stake in the delivery of assessments and examinations. For accreditation authorities, such as the ADC, there is a growing focus on what benefits these groups can bring to organisational processes. This includes potentially involving consumers in decision making processes around the design and delivery of dental examinations and assessments.
This research, in the form of a literature review, will help the ADC better understand how other organisations, nationally and internationally, involve consumers and the community in the design and delivery of similar examination and assessment processes.
The ADC will use the findings from this project to identify possible areas for consumers and the community to meaningfully contribute to the work of the organisation.
More information on the ADC’s dental practitioner assessment process is available here.