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Critical Appraisal of Anesthesiology BSc Program According to Eisner’s Connoisseurship and Criticism Model
Zahra Sheikhalipour, Mojgan Lotfi, Leila Valizadeh, Faza Virani
Tabriz university of medical sciences , Valizadehl@gmail.com
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Introduction: The anesthesiology BSc program was first started in 2008 in Iran and has been continued so far. The purpose of this study was to provide a critical appraisal of the anesthesiology BSc program according to the Eisner’s Connoisseurship and Criticism Model.

Methods: This qualitative study employed Eisner’s Connoisseurship and Criticism Model to evaluate the anesthesiology BSc program. Consistent with this model, the curriculum and educational environment of the program were assessed in three main dimensions: description, interpretation and evaluation. Data were gathered by means of observation, interview and review of the literature. Results were then discussed and criticized by professors and PhD students of Tabriz School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Results: While other countries offer anesthesiology as nursing MSc program, it is offered as anesthesiology BSc program in Iran. Preliminary codes extracted from interviews were summarized in four themes: inattention to context, uncertainty, lack of differentiation between educational levels, and educational irregularities. Findings also indicate shortages in educational space and facilities for students and faculty members. Hourly-paid instructors who teach students during their work shifts are employed for clinical training.

Conclusion: It seems that due to the novelty of the program and the importance of caring for anesthetized patients, a comprehensive evaluation of the program and making the necessary changes are essential. It also should be determined whether the program has been successful to achieve its ultimate goal that is improving the quality and quantity of care for patients; final decision then should be made about the continuation or termination of the program.

Keywords: Curriculum, anesthesiology, operating room, Eisner’s Connoisseurship and Criticism Model
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Program Evaluation
Received: 2015/10/21 | Accepted: 2016/05/21 | Published: 2017/04/9
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Sheikhalipour Z, Lotfi M, Valizadeh L, Virani F. Critical Appraisal of Anesthesiology BSc Program According to Eisner’s Connoisseurship and Criticism Model. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2016; 16 :537-551
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