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Journal:   RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   SPRING 2016 , Volume 8 , Number 1; Page(s) 57 To 64.
 
Paper: 

MEDICAL STUDENTS ATTITUDES TOWARDS INTEGRATION OF PHARMACOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS IN SHAHID SADOUGHI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

 
 
Author(s):  ZARE KHORMIZI M.R.*, DEHGHAN M., POURRAJAB F., MOGHIMI M., FARAHMAND RAD R., VAKILI ZARCH A.
 
* SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, SHAHID SADOUGHI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, YAZD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: In recent years, integration in medical education has been introduced as a prominent character in educational planning of universities of medical sciences. Presentation of diseaseoriented specific pathology and pharmacology courses centered at the physiopathology, as examples of horizontal integration, is one of the educational goals of Shahid Sadoughi university of medical sciences. due attention to importance of the students’ opinions on success of this program, current study was conducted.
Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional research, was performed on medical students of Shahid Sadoughi University of medical sciences with using census, in 2013. Data were collected through a questionnaire, consisting of two parts of demographic information and questions in four sections; awareness and necessity of integration process (6 questions), education (9 questions), facilities (2 questions) and satisfaction from integration program (8 questions), using a Likert scale. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and SPSS software.
Results: based on students viewpoints the highest scores rates have been devoted to section of education from integration plan (3.36 ± 0.45) then, the scope of satisfaction from integration process (3.26±0.4) and lowest points to the facilities (2.92 ± 0.7) is identified.
Conclusion: Considering the finding of this research, students of physiopathology courses had positive attitude toward presenting of pharmacology and pathology in integration method, But for improving the performance of this method, and upgrading laboratories facilities, it is necessary to cooperate with other groups in order to avoiding duplication of topics and also producing of manual description of the goals and plans of integration for students.

 
Keyword(s): STUDENTS, PHYSIOPATHOLOGY, EDUCATION, PATHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY
 
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