Document Type : Original Article
PhD Student in Medical Education, Instructor, Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
PhD in Curriculum Planning, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
PhD Student in Medical Education, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
MSc Student in Medical Education Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Background & Objective: Globalization is one of the most important topics in higher education today which presents a powerful challenge and an opportunity for medical sciences university and healthcare provider Nowadays increasingly faced with healthcare challenges that require an understanding of global health trends and practices yet little is known about what constitutes appropriate global health training The main purpose of this research was to review the association between perception of globalization and information mastery and curriculum planning Methods: This was a descriptiveanalytical study on medical students The study population consisted of 180 medical sciences students who were selected with random sampling methods In order to measure attitudes of students towards globalization measures were developed and used by researchers For the purpose of evaluating of the validity of the measures construct validity was utilized by factor analysis In order to determine the reliability of the measures Cronbachs alpha was used as well Results: Findings indicated that the total respondents agreed or had positive approach towards globalization Based on the results of the factor analysis four factors ie personal and social attitude with 15 questions sociopolitical attitude and 7 question two questions for performance and the fourth factor was the resource management concept of globalization which were identified with only one question in the questionnaire Analysis of variance (ANOVA) results showed that there was no statistically significant association the students perspective and demographic variables gender school and age Conclusion: The positive perception of globalization highlighted the needs of global health educational competencies and approaches used in medical schools and the need to facilitate greater consensus amongst medical educators and students on appropriate global health training for future health care providers This process led to world integration density of human awareness and world culture formation
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