The characteristics of an expert faculty member based on view points of medical students – Yazd, Iran - 2008

AUTHORS

Seyed Saeid Mazloomy Mahmood Abad 1 , Zohreh Rahaei 2 , Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush 3 , * , Tahereh Soltani 4

1 Associate Professor Department of Health Education, Shahid Sadughi Medical University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran.

2 Master of Health Education, Shahid Sadughi Medical University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran.

3 Associate Professor Department of Environmental Health, Shahid Sadughi Medical University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran.

4 Bachelor of Public Health, Shahid Sadughi Medical University of Yazd, Yazd, Iran.

How to Cite: Mazloomy Mahmood Abad S S, Rahaei Z, Ehrampoush M H, Soltani T. The characteristics of an expert faculty member based on view points of medical students – Yazd, Iran - 2008, Hormozgan Med J. 2010 ; 14(3):e88575.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 14 (3); e88575
Published Online: June 12, 2010
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 09, 2009
Accepted: June 12, 2010

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Abstract

Introduction: Faculty members are the most important factors in achieving desired goals
of education. Certain features of knowledge and practice followed by them will enhance
quality of education. Therefore, this study was designed to determine the characteristics of
an expert faculty member based on view points of medical students of Yazd.
Methods: The sample size for this analytic – descriptive study was 240 medical students
of Yazd University of medical sciences. Cluster sampling technique was used for
sampling. The data collection tool was a reliability and relidity approved questionnaire.
Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods
Results: The most important characteristics of an expert faculty member were
communication ability, teaching experience and general knowledge in teaching, critical
ability, creativity and symmetry as well as systematic and logical teaching.
Conclusion: Improving English and computer skills is required to enhance the
educational strength of the faculty members. Conducting leadership and communication
skills for faculty are also recommended.

Keywords

Education –Faculty Member – Students

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