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BIOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP, A MODEL FOR CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT: INVESTIGATING MEDICAL STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTS

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 Start Page 273 | End Page 277

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 Introduction: In recent years, one of the ways for enriching MEDICAL STUDENTS' curriculum and training them as PHYSICIAN-SCIENTISTs has been acquainting them with other sciences such as BIOTECHNOLOGY. In this study conducted as a WORKSHOP for students' acquaintance with BIOTECHNOLOGY, MEDICAL STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTs towards its advantages was investigated.Methods: A seven day BIOTECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP was held in school of pharmacy in which 15 MEDICAL STUDENTS who were members of talented students' office participated. At the end, through a descriptive study, the participants filled a questionnaire consisting of 86 items in 7 areas concerning their VIEWPOINTs toward the program. Data was analyzed by SPSS software.Results: Satisfaction rate with the WORKSHOP was very high (4±0.2). The WORKSHOP effects and achievements were assessed as positive (3.9±0.49). They ascribed medicine and BIOTECHNOLOGY as closely associated and believed that getting familiar with biotechnological issues was necessary for MEDICAL STUDENTS.Conclusion: With regard to positive VIEWPOINTs of MEDICAL STUDENTS towards acquaintance with BIOTECHNOLOGY and necessity of this matter in medical sciences, it is recommended to enrich general medicine curriculum using the subjects of this field of science.

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