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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2000, 1(1): 49-55 Back to browse issues page
AN INNOVATIVE GROUP SELF-DIRECTED, PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING METHOD AND ITS ASSESSMENT IN MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H) PROGRAM
Zahra Mohammadzadeh
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Introduction: Regarding the importance of student-centered learning in postgraduate courses, we decided to design and perform a problem-based learning (PBL) method and evaluate it in the epidemiology and research methods course in M.P.H program. Methods: This is a one-group study. Participants were oriented about course objectives and divided in groups of three. Course duration was 34 two-hour sessions. Fourteen problems were given to the groups to be discussed. The results of discussions were presented in large group. Students' attitudes about the course was gathered using 19 questions by means of 5 point Likert scale and two open questions. Results: Observations confirmed participants' interest to the new learning method by doing their exercises on time. Attitude assessment showed that the mean of student scores was between 79.4 and 86 out of 100. The mean and standard deviation of satisfaction score about the new method of teaching were 18±1.2 out of 20. Conclusions: Considering the success of this course, it is worthwhile to try this learning method in similar courses for postgraduate students.
Keywords: PBL, M.P.H program, Epidemiology, Research Methodology
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Received: 2007/06/11
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Mohammadzadeh Z. AN INNOVATIVE GROUP SELF-DIRECTED, PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING METHOD AND ITS ASSESSMENT IN MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (M.P.H) PROGRAM. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2000; 1 (1) :49-55
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