Assessment of education quality of basic sciences based on medical students' perspective


Nadereh Naderi 1 , * , Sedigheh Abedini 2 , Nasrin Asghari 3 , Saeed Hosseini Teshnizi 4 , Zahra Jahangiri Zarkani 5 , Seyed Shojaaddin Namazi 5


1 Assistant Professor Department of Immunology, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Instructor Department of Public Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Master of Education Management, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Instructor Department of Biostatistics, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

5 Medical Student, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.


Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (3); e88567
Published Online: July 14, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 03, 2010
Accepted: July 14, 2010




Introduction: Promoting education quality requires persistent assessment of the current
situations in education, identifying the strengths, and improving the weaknesses. The aim
of this study was to assess current situation in basic sciences education based on the
viewpoints of medical students.
Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on all medical students. A
questionnaire including five domain of educational program, physical facilities, teaching
methods and medical ethics, were distributed among medical students. The collected data
were analyzed by SPSS software.
Results: Although students were satisfied with faculty punctuality, ethics, mastering
scientific concept, proper use of time, sequence in contents and ability of leadership, but
hours of class, low ability of the faculty members to increase the students motivations, lower
activity in allocating enough time to solve students' problems, lack of participation in
discussion, lack of effective use of education facilities in teaching were the weaknesses of
the system. Our findings showed that passing the basic sciences level, could not change their
attitude toward physician's roles and responsibilities, human dignity, justice, bringing benefit
to others.
Conclusion: Despite the considerable strengths of basic science education, it is essential
to have new policies and executive plans for implementation of national standards in
medical education program. To achieve the quality improvement in education, supporting
the education authorities is highly recommended.


Evaluation – Medical Schools – Medical Students

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