Factors Affecting the First Rank in Epidemiology Course Earned by the Students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in Pre-internship Exam: Students' and Teachers' Perspectives

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Karim Naseri 1 , Yadolah Zarezadeh 2 , * , Behzad Ahsan 3 , Mohammad Sajad Badri 4

1 Dept. of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

2 Medical Education Development Center, Kurdistan Research Center for Social Determinants of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

3 Dept. of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

4 Faculty of Medicine, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran

How to Cite: Naseri K , Zarezadeh Y , Ahsan B , Sajad Badri M . Factors Affecting the First Rank in Epidemiology Course Earned by the Students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in Pre-internship Exam: Students' and Teachers' Perspectives , Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 3(1):e79667.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 3 (1); e79667
Published Online: December 02, 2014
Article Type: In Brief
Received: February 08, 2014
Accepted: August 03, 2014
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Abstract

In this qualitative study, the factors affecting the first rank in epidemiology course earned by medical students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences in pre-internship exams of March, 2009 and September, 2010 was investigated. A total of 43 students who had participated in the given exams were selected through census sampling technique. Two epidemiology teachers were also selected using a purposive sampling technique. Students' data were gathered through a questionnaire. .Teachers' data were collected using a semi-structured interview method. From the 43 administered questionnaires, 30 questionnaires were returned. The themes associated with the students were the teachers’ expertise, appropriate syllabus, proper teaching methods and students’ motivation and the themes related to the teachers were expertise and a defined curriculum. The findings of this study showed that appropriate curriculum and teachers’ expertise were the factors that exerted a great impact on obtaining a first rank by students in pre-internship exam.

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