Internal Evaluation of the Endodontics Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Strides in Development of Medical Education: July 31, 2009, 5 (2); e58801
January 20, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
July 26, 2017
November 19, 2008
H , Zarrabian
M , Farzianpour
F , Sharifian
M , Khedmat
S , et al. Internal Evaluation of the Endodontics Department, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences,
Strides Dev Med Educ.
Background & Objective: Internal evaluation is a process concerning information collection and
judgment in order to improve educational activities. Considering some facts related to educational
measurement and collecting information will lead to a better understanding of the mentioned
process. In this study, we conducted the internal evaluation of the endodontics department in Tehran
University of Medical Sciences, which is responsible for training dentistry students and residents.
Methods: In this descriptive study, internal evaluation was conducted using 10 steps in 9 fields
including management and organization, faculty members, learners, human resources and support,
educational, research, and other atmospheres, facilities regarding education, research, etc., courses,
educational programs, teaching and learning process, patients and finally graduates’ satisfaction.
Data was collected using observation, interview, questionnaire, and checklist.
Results: According to the definition of satisfactory, results of this study were mostly qualitative and
in some cases they were quantitative. The average result of the internal evaluation of the
endodontics department in the school of dentistry, considering 9 fields, was 73.7% which was
considered as approximately satisfactory. The results for fields like faculty members and learners
were satisfactory (100% and 77.8% respectively). Atmospheres and educational facilities were
unsatisfactory (both were 46%).
Conclusion: According to the results, atmospheres and educational facilities which were identified
as the weakest fields need more consideration and investigation.
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