372 521 Clinical Radiology Teaching and Learning Process Evaluation by the Fifth Year Medical Students in Academic Year 2014

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Jaturat Kanpittaya
Piyathida Kuhirunyarah
Montien Pesee
Narudom Supakalin
Kasama Uparin

Abstract

Background and objective: 372 521 Clinical Radiology is currently the one core-course of medical curriculum and important to the fifth year medical students in order to curative planning and diagnosis. Regarding the time limitation, the fifth year medical students only have four weeks to study 372 521 clinical radiology course. Due to course improving and in line with the medical education quality assurance, therefore, this study was being held. The aim of this study was to determine the point of view of the fifth year medical students on teaching and learning process of 372 521 Clinical Radiology course.

Methods: This descriptive study was carried out at the department of Radiology, faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen university. Study samples consisted of 196 fifth year medical students from all 278 fifth year students who had registered for the course in academic year 2014. Self administered questionnaires were handed to the students on the last date of 372 521 Clinical Radiology’s block rotation. The objectives of the study were explained to fill up the questionnaires. Computer program was used for data analysis and simple descriptive statistics were used to present the data.

Results: Most of the study samples had a GPA score between 2.80 and 3.19 (35.97%). The samples gave a high score to each parts of teaching and learning process. The scores of each parts were : 1) lecturers (4.73 ± 0.46),  2) measurement and evaluation (4.73 ± 0.54),  3) surroundings and facilitative materials (4.71 ± 0.55),  4) learners (4.68 ± 0.55) and 5) course management (4.68 ± 0.56). The overall score was 4.71 ± 0.50.

Conclusions: This study reveals that in the assessment of teaching and learning process, lecturers score was the highest while course management score was the lowest. The study has provided useful information which can be incorporated to bring about the improvement of the course.

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