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Ebrahimipour H, Vafaee Najar A, Amini A, Lael-monfared E, Sepahi Baghan M. Compliance between what teachers taught and the course plans: The students' perspective at the School of Public Health of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences . jmed 2014; 9 (1) :34-44
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 Introduction: Developing course plan is essential for an effective education. to evaluate the course plan implementation, students can be surveyed. This study aim to assess the compliance between what the teachers' taught and the course plans of various courses from the viewpoint of students who enrolled in the School of Public Health (SPH) of Mashhad University of Medical Science (MUMS.(

Methods: In this descriptive and cross- sectional study, 138 students were asked about specialized course plans implementation in the second semester of the academic year 2011-2012 year. A6-scale Likert questionnaire which has been designed for each course separately were used to gather data which has been analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA by SPSS 16.5 at 0.05 significant level.

Results: Minimum and Maximum compliances were 18.8% and 100% respectively. On average, the compliances was 77.0±20.6. No significant correlations were observed between academic rank and compliances of taught content. The results showed a significant difference between the mean scores of different educational levels (P<0.05, f=5.8).

Conclusion: Monitoring of implementation of the curriculum, along with empowering the teachers about developing and using their own course plan may improve the Alignment between the course plans and the taught materials.


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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2013/06/2 | Accepted: 2014/01/15 | Published: 2014/07/8

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