Utilization focused evaluation at Bahria University Medical & Dental College

Rehana Rehman, Rabiya Ali, Hina Moazzam, Saifullah Shaikh

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate integrated learning program of neurosciences for continuation of integrated learning in the forthcoming teaching and learning modules of undergraduate medical curriculum at Bahria University Medical & Dental College (BUMDC).

Methods: A mixed method design was conducted from August 2016 to February 2017 after ethical approval from BUMDC. The quantitative aspect was evaluated retrospectively by desk records of marks obtained in integrated module and nonintegrated module. Focused group discussion were conducted with primary intended users (chair of integration committee, faculty and students of first and second year MBBS) to share their expectations and concerns and get responses on key evaluation questions for implementation and outcome evaluation of integrated learning program.

Results: The desk record revealed a positive perception of students and faculty at the time of implementation with improvement in results after integration in subjects of basic sciences. The discussions highlighted reasons which resulted in failure of its continuation and affirmed readiness for re-induction and continuation of integration with clinical sciences.

Conclusion: Evaluators considered approval and re-application of integrated curriculum at BUMDC after utilization focused evaluation. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.334.13020

How to cite this:Rehman R, Ali R, Moazzam H, Shaikh S. Utilization focused evaluation at Bahria University Medical & Dental College. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(4):849-853.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.334.13020

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