Students' perceptions of the instructional quality of district hospital-based training.

Memon, Shehla Jabbar, Louw, Jakobus Murray, Bac, Martin, Hugo, Janie, Ruf, Waqar-un Nisa and Sandars, John (2016) Students' perceptions of the instructional quality of district hospital-based training. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 8 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2071-2936 DOI https://doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.v8i1.1028

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: An innovative, three-year training programme, the Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP), for mid-level medical healthcare workers was started in 2009 by the Department of Family Medicine, University of Pretoria. AIM: To measure the students' perceptions of the instructional quality of district hospitalbased training. SETTING: Training of students took place at clinical learning centres in rural district hospitals in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces. METHODS: A survey using the MedEd IQ questionnaire was performed in 2010 and 2011 to measure BCMP second- and third-year students' perceptions of instructional quality of district hospitalbased training. The MedEd IQ questionnaire is composed of four subscales: preceptor activities, learning opportunities, learner involvement and the learning environment. Composite scores of instructional quality were used to present results. RESULTS: The preceptor activities, learning opportunities and the learning environment were considered by secondand third-year BCMP students to be of consistently high instructional quality. In the area of learner involvement, instructional quality increased significantly from second to third year. CONCLUSION: 3 / 7 Overall, instructional quality of district hospital-based training was high for both second- and third-year BCMP students, and the instructional quality of learner involvement being significantly higher in third year students. The MedEd IQ tool was a useful tool for measuring instructional quality and to inform programme quality improvement.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Nursing and Midwifery
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 12:22
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8652

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