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Salehi M, Nasirzadeh A, Niazkar H R, Basiri Moghaddam K. Designing an Annual Educational Calendar of Medical Parasitology Based on Training Weeks. IEJM. 2019; 8 (2)
URL: http://iejm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-176-en.html
Department of Surgical Technologist, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
Abstract:   (216 Views)
Background: Parasitology is a course filled with many complicated terminologies. In this study, a guide was designed to facilitate the learning of parasitology. More precisely, an annual educational calendar of medical parasitology was designed based on the weeks of education and its effectiveness was assessed in university students of medical sciences.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 174 students who were randomly divided into two intervention and control groups. At the baseline, the students were tested with a questionnaire at the beginning of each teaching session and the end of the intervention. In addition, another questionnaire was used to compare the attitude and satisfaction of students in two groups. Finally, the scores of the students were entered in SPSS 16 for analysis.
Results: The results of parametric tests showed that the mean scores of laboratory and medical students during several tests in different sessions were significantly different in the two groups.
Conclusion: The educational calendar is a new method in medical education, especially in the field of medical parasitology. This calendar as an educational supplement, emphasizes on students’ active learning and contributes to improving the quality of teaching the parasitology course in addition to meeting their educational needs.
     
Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/07/16 | Accepted: 2019/11/25

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