The Effect of Combined Approach on Teaching Medical Parasitology Course

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Mehdi Vejdani 1 , Arezzo Shamsian 1 , Naser Nazari 1 , Yazdan Hamzavi 1 , Mansour Rezaei 2 , *

1 Dept. of Parasitology and Microbiology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Vejdani M , Shamsian A , Nazari N , Hamzavi Y , Rezaei M . The Effect of Combined Approach on Teaching Medical Parasitology Course, Educ Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 3(1):e79669.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 3 (1); e79669
Published Online: December 02, 2014
Article Type: In Brief
Received: June 17, 2013
Accepted: January 18, 2014
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare three approaches of teaching medical a parasitological course. This cross-sectional study was carried out on 94 medical and pharmacy students. Lecture-based approach, problem-based approach and combined approach were applied to teach the parasitology course. Kappa and SPSS16 were used to analyze the obtained data. 82.9% of students were interested in lecture-based learning, 64.9% were attracted by problem-based learning and 91.5% opted for combined approach. 96.8% and 62.8% of the students preferred final examination be administered as multiple choice questions and case history tests, respectively. 97.9% of them indicated that the lecturer’s behavior affected the learning outcome and 67% did not believe in the impact of papers on teaching and learning parasitology course. Further, students were interested in using logbooks in practical laboratory (P<0.005). Combined approach should be initiated and directed toward harmonization of the curriculum to enhance learning.

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