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Background: Achievement assessment is an essential task to the performance and characteristics of the graduates in Technology in Biomedical Communications . The result is useful information in regard to the graduates and quality assurance.
Objectives : To evaluate the achievement of the 2004 Graduates in Technology in Biomedical Communications, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.
Methodology: Descriptive study design was used. The questionnaire with 1-5 Likert’s scale (5 = excellent, 4 = good, 3 = fair, 2 = poor, and 1 = very poor, need improvement) covering of 10 items in 4 aspects : (1) competency, (2) performance, (3) ethic and (4) total achievement were conducted, sending by mail to graduates and their employers. Data analyses were mean, standard deviation and chi-square.
Results: There were 88.24% of response rate from the graduates and 100% from their employers, respectively. Total of achievement among the graduates was at high level. This study also found the achievement scoring by the graduates at 4.3 (SD 0.61) and achievement scoring by the employers was 4.06 (SD 0.96). There were no statistically significance between the graduate’s opinion and their employers (P> 0.05).
Conclusion: This study found achievement evaluation of the 2004 graduates and their employers at high level in 3 parts : competency, performance and total achievement. The ethics of the graduates were at the highest level and at high level from their employers. However, the study found some opinions about the graduates’ perspectives were beneficial to the Technology in Biomedical Communications Program courses improvement with regards to the qualified graduates.
Key Words: Achievement Evaluation, Graduates in Technology in Biomedical Communications
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