Comparison between Health Care Management Students & Instructors' Point of View about Internship lessons in this major, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2006
Strides in Development of Medical Education: July 31, 2008, 4 (2); e58510
January 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
July 23, 2017
October 31, 2007
A R , Golkar
M. Comparison between Health Care Management Students & Instructors' Point of View about Internship lessons in this major, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2006,
Strides Dev Med Educ.
Background & Objective: Internship is an important and basic element in each field especially
health care management. A great deal of students' knowledge is put into practice during this
period. Evaluation of internship status is necessary for improving its quality. This study was
performed to evaluate the health care management internship status in several aspects based on
students and teachers' point of view.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic study 102 health care management teachers and students
from Isfahan University participated. The data was collected using a researcher made
questionnaire, in which the general internship lessons status, learning process, learners, teachers,
internship fields were included.
Results: The mean given scores after evaluation by teachers and students were 39.36 (considered
as good) and 28.06 (considered as moderate) respectively. The result of analysis showed that the
weakest aspect of internship according to the students' point of view was internship fields (hospital
and health care centers) with a mean score of 22.6 and the weakest point according to the teachers'
point of view was about the learners (33.4). Teachers believed that the biggest problem was due to
the transportation system ( x =25) whereas students believed it to be due to lack of information by
health care personnel about educational needs ( x =18.43).
Conclusion: Internship lessons esp. in internship fields which were given the least score by
attendants need more attention .In order to improve the situation of internship, it is recommended
to provide more facilities during internship period and focus on familiarizing, briefing and
attracting health care personnel.
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