:: Volume 7, Issue 4 (winter 2018) ::
J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2018, 7(4): 538-548 Back to browse issues page
An Experience to develop and deliver Clinical Nutrition educational content for medical students
Elham Ehrampoush1, Seyed Amin Kouhpayeh2, Mojtaba Farjam2, Reza Homayounfar 3, Alireza Ghaemi4
1- Noncommunicable diseases research center, fasa university of medical sciences, fasa, iran.Health policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.Nutrition department, Fasa University of medical sciences, fasa, Iran.
2- Noncommunicable diseases research center, fasa university of medical sciences, fasa, iran
3- Noncommunicable diseases research center, fasa university of medical sciences, fasa, iran.Health policy Research Center, Institute of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.Nutrition department, Fasa University of medical sciences, fasa, Iran. , r_homayounfar@yahoo.com
4- Department of Basic Sciences and Nutrition, Health Sciences Research Center, Faculty of public Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Abstract:   (3409 Views)
Background & Objective: The duty of physicians in the new world is to promote health, prevent diseases and deliver primary health care. But in accordance with the Edinburgh Declaration, physicians are not trained to deal with these issues. One of the key areas that has an important role in the health of the population, contains the issues related to life style and particularly nutritional issues. Proper nutrition plays a major role in achieving optimal health outcomes and inpatient health care costs will be reduced. This article describes the experience of the implementation and results of the evaluation of providing a course of clinical nutrition for medical students.
Material & Methods: This action research study was conducted using census method, in collaboration with 50 students of Fasa University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 96-1395. In this study, clinical nutrition course was presented along with clinical courses for students. The data were gathered through pretest and posttest questionnaire, in each training session, and EDC questionnaire was applied to evaluate studentschr('39') satisfaction. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the results of the questionnaires.
Results: The comparison of studentschr('39') score after each training session with pre-test scores, showed a significant increase in studentschr('39') knowledge of clinical nutrition. Most studentschr('39') satisfaction was related to the presentation (4.37) and the use of resources (4.32), respectively.
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrated a positive effect of teaching clinical nutrition which can be considered by policymakers to insert this topic in the clinical course for medical students.
 
Keywords: Clinical nutrition, medical student, training
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Education
Received: 2017/07/23 | Accepted: 2017/11/20 | Published: 2018/01/9


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