Self-evaluation of medical students on the elective research course

Rasidah Abdul, Wahab and Zunika, Amit (2014) Self-evaluation of medical students on the elective research course. Education in Medicine Journal, 6 (1). e62-e65. ISSN 2180-1932

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The significance of learning research methodology and performing research has been accepted by various medical schools in Malaysia as well as in other countries. The aim of integrating research into medical curriculum is to inculcate the research culture and form part of the evidence-based practice among medical professionals. Hence, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak has incorporated the research component into the preclinical year of the medical curriculum. A survey was conducted to gauge the second year medical students’ level of knowledge of research process at the end of the course using a set of questionnaires. Seventy nine of second year medical students participated in the study. The outcome of the study shows significant improvement in the students’ knowledge on research components after completing the one year course (p<.05). Our findings suggest that the course has met its main objectives to make the students better understand the research processes. It is recommended that further evaluation should be conducted to refine the course.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Elective research course, Medical student, Self-evaluation
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2014 07:41
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 07:09

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