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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2010, 9(3): 271-277 Back to browse issues page
Biotechnology Workshop, a Model for Curriculum Enrichment: Investigating Medical Students' Viewpoints
Mehdi Ghasemi , Atefehsadat Vaezi
, ghasemi@edc.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: In recent years, one of the ways for enriching medical students' curriculum and training them as physician-scientists has been acquainting them with other sciences such as biotechnology. In this study conducted as a workshop for students' acquaintance with biotechnology, medical students' viewpoints towards its advantages was investigated. Methods: A seven day biotechnology workshop was held in school of pharmacy in which 15 medical students who were members of talented students' office participated. At the end, through a descriptive study, the participants filled a questionnaire consisting of 86 items in 7 areas concerning their viewpoints toward the program. Data was analyzed by SPSS software. Results: Satisfaction rate with the workshop was very high (4±0.2). The workshop effects and achievements were assessed as positive (3.9±0.49). They ascribed medicine and biotechnology as closely associated and believed that getting familiar with biotechnological issues was necessary for medical students. Conclusion: With regard to positive viewpoints of medical students towards acquaintance with biotechno-logy and necessity of this matter in medical sciences, it is recommended to enrich general medicine curricu-lum using the subjects of this field of science.
Keywords: Workshop, Biotechnology, Enrichment, Viewpoint, Medical students, Physician-Scientist
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Received: 2010/01/3 | Accepted: 2011/08/7 | Published: 2010/01/15
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Ghasemi M, Vaezi A. Biotechnology Workshop, a Model for Curriculum Enrichment: Investigating Medical Students' Viewpoints. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2010; 9 (3) :271-277
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