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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2011, 10(5): 994-1005 Back to browse issues page
Designing the internal evaluation indicators of educational planning in postgraduate program (input, process, outcome domains) in public health faculty. Isfahan
Shahram Shayan , Zahra Mohammadzadeh, Mohammad Hassan Entezari, Majid Falahati
, shayan@edc.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction:This study has tried to design educational program indicators for internal evaluation of graduate courses in health school. Regarding the systemic approach in educational framework, the related indicators have been categorized in three groups as input, process and output. Method: First, indicators of graduate educational programs were defined based on different resources and scholars' comments through Delphi method and then the present educational status was revealed by the designed indicators. The data were collected by a questionnaire and through going over notes and evidences. The findings have been presented in form of charts and diagrams. Result: In this study, total of 100 indicators related to educational programs were defined and investigated, based on three elements of input, process and output, in fields of academic members, educational programs, students, grants, facilities, structural indicators, official capacities, space and equipments, program management, learners, produced knowledge and scientific professional services. Discussion: Regarding the findings related to the present condition and the possibility of comparing some indicators with those of four years ago, the following issues are suggested to be considered: Screening positive points of health school in domains of academic members regarding the number, variation and scientific rank, and present appropriate physical space, the necessity of conducting graduate education in health school and establishment of new courses, shifting attention to distant learning and online short term and open educational courses as a must for universities in direction of scientific and financial independency. There should also be reinforcement of data bases used by students, organizing the budget and school grants in dimensions of education and research, reinforcement of school interaction with industry with respect to school potentialities, holding refresher courses in form of continuing education programs, educational workshops and sabbaticals. It is suggested to make reinforcement of managerial staffs' potentialities through holding educational courses specialized for managers and eventually to take actions to access main mission of the health school to produce knowledge and to distribute that through supporting students as well as provision of research culture and creativity among academic members to have a better scientific presentation through publications of articles in international ISI.
Keywords: Educational programs indicators, graduate courses, input, process, output pattern, health school of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
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Received: 2011/04/26 | Accepted: 2011/08/6 | Published: 2011/02/15
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Shayan S, Mohammadzadeh Z, Entezari M H, Falahati M. Designing the internal evaluation indicators of educational planning in postgraduate program (input, process, outcome domains) in public health faculty. Isfahan. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2011; 10 (5) :994-1005
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