Educational Needs Assessment through the Poll in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2011

AUTHORS

Shirin Iranfar 1 , * , Maryam Khodaei 2 , Fatiheh Bahrebar 1 , Parvin Abbasi 3 , Sogand Setareh 4 , Nahid Jalilian 1

1 Education Development Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Faculty of Foreign Languages, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

3 Dept. of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Master Student in Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Iranfar S , Khodaei M , Bahrebar F , Abbasi P , Setareh S , et al. Educational Needs Assessment through the Poll in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2011, Educ Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 1(2):e77195.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 1 (2); e77195
Published Online: December 17, 2012
Article Type: In Brief
Received: December 27, 2012
Accepted: October 07, 2012
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Abstract

Introduction: Since educational empowerment of the faculty members of universities of medical sciences depends on our understanding of their educational needs. The present study aimed to investigate the educational needs of the faculty members of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences in 2011 in order to plan the appropriate training workshops.

Methods: In this descriptive study, the poll was used to accomplish the abovementioned objective. A questionnaire was designed and delivered to the faculty members to fill out, and then was returned to education development center after being completed. Descriptive statistics to determine educational needs of the faculty members.

Results: Our findings indicated that from all the returned questionnaires, 60% from medical faculty and the rest from other faculties, most educational needs in the view of the faculty members included creativity and innovation, and professional ethics workshops.

Conclusion: With regard to the activities of education development centre, it seems that the individuals involved in education have different needs compared to the previous years and are interested in learning new materials.

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