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FEM: Revista de la Fundación Educación Médica

On-line version ISSN 2014-9840Print version ISSN 2014-9832


AMEZCUA-PRIETO, Carmen et al. Medicine epidemiology students satisfaction with the teaching process. FEM (Ed. impresa) [online]. 2015, vol.18, n.4, pp.275-281. ISSN 2014-9840.

Introduction. The implementation of the Bolonia's process has meant a methodological change in the Spanish university during the last years. This has affected the teaching quality, specifically in the degree of Medicine, which has changed from a traditional and unidirectional teaching methodology into another situation, in which the students acquire importance in the learning process and the continuous evaluation gets a more important role. Subjects and methods. In the academic year 2010-2011 the student level of satisfaction and participation in the subject 'Epidemiology and Health Demography' (an obligatory study course from the third year of the degree) and their relationship with the academic performance achieved were assessed by the 'Ad hoc questionnaire of teaching improvement'. A total of 215 students answered the questionnaire. The association between the students' implication and their level of satisfaction with this evaluation system and their academic performance were evaluated with multiple lineal regression models. Results. The 40.8% of students indicated a very high level of satisfaction with the continuous evaluation system. It was observed that the higher attendance to lectures the higher marks obtained at the final test (p < 0.05 and p < 0.001, respectively). Also, the students implication in the activities scheduled were positively associated with their qualifications at the final test (p < 0.001). Conclusion. The use of a continuous evaluation system in 'Epidemiology and Health Demography' resulted in a better academic performance by the students.

Keywords : Academic performance; Continuous evaluation; Level of attendance; Level of participation; Level of satisfaction; Medicine.

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