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Yamani N, Shakour M, Ehsanpour S. Educational needs of reproductive health students: A Delphi study. jmed. 2013; 8 (2)
URL: http://jmed.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-134-en.html

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Introduction: The importance of reproductive health led to establish the MSc in reproductive health program in developed country. In Iran, the program has not been offered yet. The aim of this study was to assess educational needs of MSc program in reproductive health.

Methods: This research used Delphi method. Fifteen experts in reproductive health from Iran participated in this study. First, we provided a list of educational needs for every task, then experts confirmed or rejected educational needs and sometimes added new items. In the second round, the experts identified their priorities.

Results: The consensus was reached on 165 educational needs that arranged according to the 45 tasks established for MSc of reproductive health before. In terms of priority, all means of importance were over the score of three. To avoid repeating educational needs general across every task, we categorized the tasks that had similar educational needs.

conclusion: The reproductive health needs for every society is unique. We noticed cultural, counseling, educational and gender differences. Considering the growth of population in Iran, a local curriculum for this program is needed.

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2012/09/10 | Accepted: 2013/10/7 | Published: 2013/10/7

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