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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2002, 2 - : 35-36 Back to browse issues page
The survey on information of medical students (Interns) about infectious diseases (Tuberclosis, Brucella, Meningitis, Dysentry)
Behnaz Khodabakhshi , Mohammad Jaffar Golalipour, Gholamreza Vaghari
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Introduction. Evaluation of medical students and preparing them for suitable diagnosis and treatment of diseases are the target of medical education with regard to importance of adjustment of educational contents with community needs and high prevalence of infectious disease. Therefore we decided to measure information of medical student (Intern) in 5th Azar hospital about diagnosis, treatment and prevention of four prevalent infectiouse diseases (Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Meningitis, Dysentry). Methods. It was a discripitive study with using a multiple-choice questionair. It meausured knowaledge about diagnosis, treatment, prevention of four prevalent infectious disease, on 44 medical students (Interns). Findings. In this study, the percentage of right answers of medical students to questions of four infectiouse diseases were 41% and for brucellosis, dysentry, tuberculosis and meningitis it was 63%, 44%, 63% and 27% respectively. There wasn’t any corleation between knowledge and numbers of visited patients. Conclusion. Medical students’ (Interns) knowledge about four prevalent diseases isn’t in an acceptable level, and it is necessary to reevaluate education of infectious diseases.
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Type of Study: Original research article |
Received: 2007/05/27


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