Perspectives of medical students regarding criteria for a good university professor, Bandar Abbas, Iran

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samireh abedini 1 , * , Hesamaddin Kamalzadeh 2 , Sedigheh Abedini 3 , Teamur Aghamolaei 4

1 Instructor Department of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Master of MBA, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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

4 Associate Professor Department of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: abedini S, Kamalzadeh H, Abedini S, Aghamolaei T. Perspectives of medical students regarding criteria for a good university professor, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2010 ; 14(3):e88577.

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Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (3); e88577
Published Online: March 03, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 03, 2010
Accepted: March 03, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Teachers are the basic pillars of educational system and their personal
characteristic is one of the factors that affect their scientific ability. Teacher’s
characteristic, not only could facilitate by education process, but also, it could improve
textbook defects and lack of educational facilities. The purpose of this study was to
determine characteristics of a good university instructor the student perspectives.
Methods: The current descriptive – analytic study was conducted in 2008 in Bandar Abbas.
The research population included 336 nursing and health students of Hormozgan University of
Medical Sciences. A two - section questionnaire was designed for data collection. Validity and
reliability were tested and SPSS was used for data analysis.
Results: The findings indicated that, of 336 students, 29.8% were male and 70.2% were
female, with average age of 22.69±3.84 (mean±sd) years. The most important features of
the faculty members were eloquence of expression, affability and the dominance in the
scientific subjects.
Conclusion: according to research results, eloquence of expression, affability and the
dominance of subject teaching must be considered in absorbing academic members of the
university. On the other hand, to enhance quality education and student learning,
conducting effective educational workshops is highly recommended.

Keywords

Evaluation – Students - Teaching

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