Comparison of Teaching and Learning Process Assessment of Clinical Radiology among the Fifth Year Medical Students between 2006 and 2007, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University

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Jaturat Kanpittaya
Piyathida Kuhirunyaratn
Chongchareon metta
Montien Pesee

Abstract

Background : Clinical radiology is currently the one core-course of medical curriculum and important to the fifth year medical students in order to do the curative planning and diagnosis. Regarding the time limitation, the fifth year medical students only have four weeks to study clinical radiology course. Due to the course improving and in line with the medical education quality assurance, therefore, this study was carrying out. We compare teaching and learning process assessment of clinical radiology among the fifth year medical students, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University between the year 2006 and 2007.

Objectives: This study is sought to determine the point of view of the fifth year medical students regarding the teaching and learning process of the 372 581 Clinical Radiology course, compare between the year 2006 and 2007.

Research design: Prospective descriptive study

Population studied: One hundred and thirty questionnaires were sell-administered  by students the year 2006 and 119 questionnaires in the year 2007 by  the fifth year medical students at Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.

Methods: Self administered questionnaire using Likert scale (1-5 score) and quality controlled by expert content validity consultation and reliability testing (alpha 0.8) were employed. The Microsoft Excels 2003, Epi info ver 6 for data double entry and SPSS for descriptive and independent sample t-teststatistics were used in this study.

Results: The answers of 130 self administered questionnaires in 2006 and 119 questionnaires in 2007 were thoroughly compared. The response rate was 97.74% and 90.15% respectively. The study samples ranked the teaching and learning process evaluation of this course at the level of all aspects. There were; (1) content, (2) course management, (3) lecturers, (4) learners, (5) measurement and evaluation and (6) instructional media and facilitating materials.  There were no statistically significant  difference between the teaching and learning process mean score in both groups of students. The best mean score is in the lecturer category (4.28 VS. 4.29) followed by instructional media and facilitating materials category (4.30 VS. 4.29), content category (3.98 VS. 4.09), respectively.

Conclusions: This study reveals that the fifth year medical students had judged at high  score of Likert scale in each part and all of teaching and learning process assessment of the 372 581 for the Clinical Radiology Course. There was no statistically significant difference of the teaching and learning process mean score between the year 2006 and 2007. For improving of this course, findings of this study provide the useful information for the Department of Clinical Radiology staffs and related areas.

Keywords: Evaluation, Clinical Radiology, Medical students

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