Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD of Library and Information Sciences, Medical Information Research Center, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 PhD Candidate in Health Policy, Department of Health Management and Economics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 PhD Candidate in Medical Education, Research Center for Health Services Management, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

4 M.Sc. in Epidemiology, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

5 PhD of Health Care Management, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

  Background & Objective: Evaluation is necessary to ensure the quality of education in any educational system Any educational program needs to be evaluated critically before any modification and revision This study was conducted to evaluate the program of Bachelor Degree in Health Services Management at Kerman University of Medical Sciences Iran by applying the CIPP model of evaluation (Context Input Process Product)   Methods: In this crosssectional descriptive study 10 faculty members 64 students and 90 alumni participated Three valid and reliable questionnaires were completed regarding four dimensions and nine domains of CIPP model In order to analyze the data ManWhitney Pearson correlation and descriptive statistic tests were applied   Results: The whole scores for the context input process and product were 234 297 368 and 255 respectively Faculty members significantly gave a higher total score for context in comparison to alumni (P < 005) nevertheless there was not any significant difference between these both groups regarding the product total score In addition there was not any significant difference between faculty members and students in input and process scores A significant correlation was observed for different dimensions of the CIIP model (P < 005) Totally health care management program was evaluated as a partially accepted program   Conclusion: CIPP evaluation model can show the advantages and disadvantages of an educational program therefore decision and policy makers can come to a point whether to stop review or continue a program

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