Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Brief report


1 MSC Medical Education, School of Medical Sciences Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor, PhD of Epidemiology, Occupational Environment Research Center, School of Medicine, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

3 Professor of Epidemiology, Research Center for Modeling in Health, Institute for Futures Studies in Health, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran


  Background & Objective: Evaluation of academic progress is done by comparing the results of measuring the performance of learners with educational goals and learning objectives The aim of this study was to survey the predictions of academic achievement evaluation of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences Iran based on the students course experience   Methods: This crosssectional study was performed in 20122013 Medicine dentistry nursing and paramedical students were selected based on their filed of study and gender by stratified random sampling from the Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (n = 370) Data gathering tool was a Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) The questionnaire fields included good teaching clear and standards goals appropriate assessment workload and general skills one question about satisfaction of course was used to measure their course experience Students grade point average (GPA) in previous semesters was used as an index for academic achievement   Results: 318% of participants were boys and the rest (682%) were girls Statically significant difference existed between GPA of boys and girls (P = 0001) Nursingmidwifery students had the highest score (1523 ± 330) in five course experience variables and medical students the lowest (1406 ± 435) (P = 0001) CEQ and GPA had significant and positive correlation (P = 0004 r = 0164) Predictor factors of GPA were clear and standard goals and appropriate assessment   Conclusion: This study represents the importance of appropriate assessment ( particular emphasis on understanding until know something from memory) and of clear and standards goals at the beginning of the semester by teachers to promote academic achievement and performance of students Thus teachers should can promote and provide students progress with teaching appropriate intervention


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