Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN DENTAL SCIENCES   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 6 , Number 2 (20); Page(s) 73 To 78.
 
Paper: 

SURVEY PERFORMED ON STUDENTS IN 12TH SEMESTER AND UP IN THE ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY-DENTAL BRANCH IN 2008

 
 
Author(s):  REZAEI M., VALAEI N., DARVISHI F., AMINI N., HARAJI A., HAIIFATTAHI F.*
 
* ORAL MEDICINE DEPT, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY-DENTAL BRANCH
 
Abstract: 
Background and Aim:
With respect to the concerns regarding non-conformity of practical training with theoretical training and its subsequent negative effects on educational quality and absence of information of such a situation and in order to collect students’ opinions to the above subject, the research was performed on students in 12th semester and up in the faculty of Dentistry in Azad University in 2008.
Materials and Methods: This research was done based on the cross sectional method on all students in 12th semester and Up. The number of students who were being studied on were 144.All the members of the list filled a consent form and their opinions regarding conformity of clinical trainings with theoretical subjects were studied. All the subjects which were offered in theory and practice were selected as practical courses. These practical courses were 15 units and the students were asked weather they had any opinion regarding the titles of these practical and theoretical trainings and to evaluate the training within four different categories of full conformity, conformity, little conformity, and none conformity. The parameters related to this research include sex, age, marital status, level of likeness towards the program, semester, grades of general science, final average, employment, social status (with or without immediate family) and parents’ level of education. The level of conformity of the students’ opinions towards theoretical or practical training was evaluated by Sperman test and the role and the role of non-conformity parameters were evaluated by the kaido test.
Results:
Out of 144 students whom the research was based on, 136 (94.4%) Were qualified. To them, conformity of the training were from 97% to 99%. based on the given results, one could come up with the conclusion that the conformity between these 2 types of training is well correlated.
The level of dissatisfaction in the diagnosis section from the quality of the the theoretical training based on the semester curriculum was maximum 63% and 10% in fixed protease. Again, dissatisfaction of practical training in the diagnosis section was maximum 78% and minimum 10% in fixed protease. employed students as well as those living on their own, made a higher evaluation of the level of conformity (p< 0.001).
Conclusion:
It seems that conformity of theoretical and practical trainings were low according to the students and they were all unanimous and were seriously asked to cope with the proposed issues.
 
Keyword(s): TRAINING CURRICULUM, CONFORMITY OF THEORETICAL WITH PRACTICAL TRAINING, THEORETICAL TRAINING, PRACTICAL TRAINING
 
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