STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF ASPECTS AFFECTING MEDICAL EDUCATION QUALITY
The student is the main subject in the education process. The goal of the study is to examine the relative weight of the components of learning process in the students’ evaluation assessment for quality of higher medical education. Direct individual inquiry with rank answers for 541 medical students was completed. Logistic regression analysis was done to create predictive models and derive relationships between quality of education factors and its dependents: assessment of quality and students' progress. Tolerance and respectfulness (OR = 13.1), high general culture (OR = 18.4), clearand accessiblecontemporaryteaching (OR = 9.2), engagement of the audience (OR = 3.4), are the teacher characteristics in the model. Application ofnew technologiesinlearning (OR = 4.2),discussion (OR = 5.9), patients observations and live contact (OR = 5.6) are educational methods determine the qualityof education. Accordinginterns quality of education isdetermined mainly by clinical facilities, quality lectures,solving clinical cases, and practical work.
Aleamoni, L. M. (1984). Student ratings of instruction. In J. Millman (Ed.). Handbook Of Teacher Evaluation. Beverly Hills, CA: SAGE Publications.
ASQ, World Quality Month. (2012, November). The cost of poor quality. Retrieved November 9, 2012, from http://asq.org/world-quality-month/index.aspx
Davies, M., Hirschberg, J., Lye, L., Johnston, C. & McDonald, I. (2007). Systematic influences on teaching evaluations: the case for caution. Australian Economic Papers, 3, 18-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8454.2007.00303.x
Djankov, E., Feschieva, N. & Peychev, N. (1986). Sotsiologicheski izsledvaniya i upravlenie na uchebno-vuzpitatelniya protses vuv VMI [Sociological research and management of the educational process at VMI]. Paper presented at Second creative meeting-competition "Inventions and, best practices in healthcare region of Varna" held in Varna, Bulgaria.
Donnon, T., Delver, H. & Beran, T. (2010). Student and teaching characteristics related to ratings of instruction in medical sciences graduate programs. Medical Teacher, Vol. 32, No. 4, 327-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01421590903480097 PMid:20353330
Feschieva, N. & Daskalova, S. (1980). Uchebno vŭzpitatelen protses - faktor za profesionalnata adaptatsiya na studentite-meditsi. Rezultati ot edna anketa [Academic educational process - a factor for occupational adaptation of medical students. Results of a survey]. Medical science and education, 5, 3-5.
Goldstein, G. S. & Benassi, V. A. (2006). Students’ and instructors’ beliefs about excellent lecturers and discussion leaders. Research in Higher Education, 47(6), 685-707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11162-006-9011-x
Hadziiliev, V. (2009). Analiz na studentskoto mnenie za vŭvezhdaneto na novi formi v obuchenieto po khimiya v Meditsinski fakultet, TU, Stara Zagora [Analysis of the students' opinion on the introduction of new forms of teaching chemistry at the Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora]. Proceedings of Second National Conference with international participation "The quality of higher education in Bulgaria - problems and prospects" held in Rousse, Bulgaria, Vol. 1, p. 191-201.
Ivanov, K., Feschieva, N. & Petkova, L. (1983). Aktivnoto obuchenie – sredstvo za povishavane efektivnostta na uchebniya protses po sotsialna khigiena i organizatsiya na zdraveopazvaneto [Active learning - a tool for increasing the efficiency of learning in social hygiene and health care organization]. Paper presented at Jubilee Session Medical Faculty, Tolbuhin and High Institute of Medicine, Varna, held in Tolbuhin, Bulgaria, October 29, 1983.
Kellaghan, T. & Greaney, V. (2001). Using assessment to improve the quality of education. UNESCO: International Institute for Educational Planning. Retrieved December 11, 2009 from http://www.unesco.org/iiep
Kyuchukov, R. (2009). Anketiraneto kato element na sistemite po kachestvo vuv visshite uchilishta [Interview as part of quality systems in higher education]. Paper presented at Second National Conference with international participation "The quality of higher education in Bulgaria - problems and prospects" held in Rousse, Bulgaria.
Marsh, H. W. & Dunkin, M. J. (1992). Students’ evaluations of university teaching: A multidimensional perspective. In J. C. Smart (Ed.). Higher education: Handbook of theory and research, Volume 8. New York, NY: Agathon Press.
Mathematical Association of America. (2009). What is assessment? Retrieved December 11, 2009, from http://www.maa.org/SAUM/faq.html
Parakh, K. (2007). Assessment in Medical Education. N Engl J Med, 356, 2108-2110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMc070466
Richardson, J. T. E. (2005). Instruments for obtaining student feedback: A review of the literature. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 30(4), 387-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602930500099193
Richardson, J. T. E., Slater, J. B. et al. (2007).The National Student Survey: Development, findings and implications. Studies in Higher Education, 32(5), 557-580. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075070701573757
Savage, C. S., Uhre, K., Kova, V., Wennekes & Jensen-Dahm, C. (July 6-10, 2005). Quality assurance in medical schools. Copenhagen, Denmark: Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME).
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0 - CC BY 3.0) that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.iseic.cz, ojs.journals.cz