The View of Dentistry Tutors and Students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences about Assessment Methods of Theoretical and Practical Courses of Clinical Sciences

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Maedeh Vakili Saatloo 1 , Shirin Fattahi 2 , * , Solmaz Bigham 3

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Urmia University of Medical Science, Urmia, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Faculty of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iranedical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

3 Dentist, Faculty of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

How to Cite: Vakili Saatloo M, Fattahi S, Bigham S. The View of Dentistry Tutors and Students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences about Assessment Methods of Theoretical and Practical Courses of Clinical Sciences, J Med Edu. 2018 ; 17(1):e105608. doi: 10.22037/jme.v17i1.18899.

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Journal of Medical Education: 17 (1); e105608
Published Online: October 19, 2018
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: October 24, 2017
Accepted: February 21, 2018
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Abstract

Background: Assessment is one of the indispensable parts of educational plans and appropriate assessment results in higher educational efficiency. Efficient assessment provides valuable information about the educational plan and students’ success. We aimed to study the view of dentistry tutors and students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences about assessment methods of theoretical and practical courses of clinical sciences in 2015-2016 to find out the basic problems of assessment.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on tutors of all educational departments and 100 dentistry students who had entered university during 2009-2010. The data collection instrument of thestudy was questionnaire designed in two theoretical (14 items) and practical (9 items) sections, scored from 0 to 4. The assessment condition was divided and calculated in the faculty based on differentcourses and the collected data were analyzed using SPSS software, version 16.Results: The students evaluated theoretical assessment as moderate, this is while practical assessment was mentioned as inappropriate. The masters evaluated both theoretical and practical assessments asappropriate.Conclusion: According to the students’ viewpoint who evaluated assessment as moderate and inappropriate, it can be concluded that assessment methods of theoretical and practical courses should be substituted with more efficient and acceptable ones.

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