A Study of Curriculum Contents of the Master of Science of Medical Parasitology and its Arrangement from the Point of View of Professors

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Davood Jabbari 1 , Aram Feizi 2 , * , Mousa Jabbari 3 , Mohammad Sadegh Dehghan 1

1 M.Sc. Graduated in Medical Education, Department of Medical Education, School of Medical Education, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Nursing, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran, Iran

3 Ph.D. in Occupational Health, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Safety, School of Health, Safety and Environmental, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Jabbari D , Feizi A , Jabbari M , Dehghan M S . A Study of Curriculum Contents of the Master of Science of Medical Parasitology and its Arrangement from the Point of View of Professors , Strides Dev Med Educ. 2017 ; 13(6):e61053.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (6); e61053
Published Online: March 31, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 30, 2017
Accepted: June 26, 2016

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Abstract

Background & Objective: The curriculum of the Master of Science in parasitology was initially prepared in 1984 and was reviewed in 2001 and 2010. Considering the development of medical technology, requirement of society, and the necessity of curriculum revision, The present study was conducted with the aim to assess the curriculum contents of the Master of Science of parasitology.

Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in two stages. In the first stage, university professors were asked to give their opinions concerning the need for curriculum revision (addition or elimination of courses) in this field. In the second stage, based on the findings of the first stage and the current curriculum, a questionnaire was prepared and was distributed among the professors through email. Then, 30 completed questionnaires were evaluated. Based on the criteria of compulsory courses, prerequisite or compensatory courses, and importance of the courses, data analysis was performed in EXCEL software and the results were reported in the form of descriptive statistics.

Results: After summarizing the comments and verifying the compliance of the currently approved curriculum courses with those proposed by participants, the addition of the prerequisite courses of New technologies of parasite detection and Taxonomy, and the compensatory courses of Biotechnology, Technical language, Geography of parasitic diseases in Iran, Bioinformatics, and Teaching methods was proposed. Moreover, the elimination of the courses of Preliminary bacteriology, Histology of the human body, Clinical biochemistry, Basic genetics, Preliminary hematology, and Principles of health services was proposed.

Conclusion: Based on the results of this study, among the 10 currently approved prerequisite courses, 8 are necessary and desirable in the view of the participants. However, the compensatory courses require modification.

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Curriculum Medical Parasitology M.Sc. Lesson titles

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