Evaluation of doctors’ performance as facilitators in basic medical science lecture classes in a new Malaysian medical school

Ismail, Salwani and Abdus , Salam and Alattraqchi, Ahmed Ghazi and Annamalai, Lakshmi and Chockalingam, Annamalai and A. Rahman, Nor Iza and Abdullahi , Rabiu Abubakar and Haque , Mainul (2015) Evaluation of doctors’ performance as facilitators in basic medical science lecture classes in a new Malaysian medical school. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 6. pp. 231-236. ISSN 1179-7258

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Background:Didactic lecture is the oldest and most commonly used method of teaching. In addition, it is considered one of the most efficient ways to disseminate theories, ideas, and facts. Many critics feel that lectures are an obsolete method to use when students need to perform hands-on activities, which is an everyday need in the study of medicine. This study evaluates students’ perceptions regarding lecture quality in a new medical school. Methods:This was a cross-sectional study conducted of the medical students of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin. The study population was468 preclinical medical students from years 1 and2of academic year2012–2013. Data were collected using a validated instrument. There were six different sections of questions using a5-point Likert scale. The data were then compiled and analyzed, using SPSS version20. Results:The response rate was73%. Among341 respondents,30% were male and70% were female. Eighty-five percent of respondents agree or strongly agree that the lectures had met the criteria with regard to organization of lecture materials. Similarly,97% of students agree or strongly agree that lecturers maintained adequate voices and gestures. Conclusion:Medical students are quite satisfied with the lecture classes and the lectures. However, further research is required to identify student-centered teaching and learning methods to promote active learning.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: lecture, effectiveness, evaluation, undergraduate medical education, Malaysia
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 02:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2015 02:51
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3196

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