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Bastani P, Golriz A, Ravangard R, Kavosi Z, Rezaee R, Keshtkaran V et al . Educational Need Assessment of Bachelor's Degree of Healthcare Management Based on the Iran’s National Medical Education Evolution and Innovation Plan. Manage Strat Health Syst 2021; 6 (2) :167-179
URL: http://mshsj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-480-en.html
Associate Professor, Health Human Resources Research Center, School of Management and Medical Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
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Background: Curriculum revision based on stakeholders' needs assessment is one of the essential and continuous functions of educational systems. The aim of this study was to assess the educational needs of bachelor degree of healthcare management from the perspective of students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2019 at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. 40 undergraduate students of healthcare management were selected by stratified-random sampling. The data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the questionnaire were confirmed in a pilot study. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and SPSS 21 software.
Results: 64.1 % of the participants had chosen their field of study without or with little prior familiarity. More than 60 % of them had chosen the field solely to take advantages of their degree. Only 22.5 % of the participants had high and very high satisfaction with this field of study. However, 65 % of them assessed the entrepreneurial ability of the graduates of this field as moderate and above. The majority of respondents considered field training useful in meeting job needs but believed that the current field training courses need to be improved. The educational content required for bachelor's degree of healthcare management was identified and classified into 18 categories.
Conclusion: The findings showed that the current curriculum of the bachelor's degree of healthcare management needs to be revised and improved.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/08/16 | Published: 2021/11/2

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