Paediatrics and Child Health
In order to make and sustain changes in the curriculum, needs assessment is the key. We conducted a need assessment survey using a questionnaire based on a 7 point Likert Scale by residents and alumni. Over all response rate in the study was 77.5%. Fifty eight percent participants were females. Highest level of agreement (mean score 5.7) was found between the alumni and residents regarding the need to revise the content, teaching and assessment strategies in the programme. Twenty seven alumni (n= 38, 71%) had cleared their FCPS exams. The alumni thought that the existing teaching and assessment strategies do not facilitate in passing professional certificate exams (mean score 3.6). The mean attempts required by the alumni for clearing this exam was 3.3, and 84.2% considered their weak clinical skills as the reason for their recurrent failure.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Humayun, K. N.,
(2018). Needs assessment for curricular reform of a post graduate paediatric training programme at a private university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 68(9), 1381-1382.
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