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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2002, 2 - : 39-39 Back to browse issues page
Review of the viewpoints of the faculty members of Tehran University of Medical Sciences on the current problems in educational programming at the university
Mahmoud Mohammadi , Ali Akbar Zinaloo, Mehrnaz Geranmayeh, Azad Soheili, Hossein Arefanian
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Introduction. Identifying the operational problems in educational programming from the viewpoints of the faculty members, who actually put them to use, and improving the quality of education through ameliorating the conditions. Methods. The above study is a descriptive research using questionnaires as the data collection instrument whose validity, reliability and practicality was confirmed by experts as well as statistical tests. Sampling was done through consensus and returns were 49%. Computations were through the SPSS package. Results. Regarding the educational objectives, 55.4% of the studied units had this opinion that these objectives met neither the students’ professional needs , nor the community needs (57.4%). The majority of the returns considered that the identification of the community needs (73.7%) and the graduates’ professional needs (76.3%) was insufficiently limited. However, regarding the objectives of specialized courses, most returns indicated that they do meet the professional needs of the students (52.7%) and correspond to the community needs (50.9%). The relationship between basic science and clinical courses was rated weak (69.9%), and ambiguous (63.8%). The majority of the studied units (79.3%) considered the quality of students’ evaluation during study and upon graduation (56%) undesirable. Conclusion. To ameliorate the above conditions, it is necessary for the faculty members to further participate in educational programming and have a major revision of these programs.
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Received: 2007/05/27


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