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Instructional skills of surgical tutors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12693763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM OF STUDY: This study was aimed at evaluating the pattern of instructional skills of surgical tutors in a university hospital and the effect of feedback on this pattern. METHOD: Students who followed three clinical rotations at the Department of Surgery, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Teaching Hospital, Kuwait, responded anonymously to a structured questionnaire on the instructional skills of their tutors immediately after the rotation was completed. The questionnaire included six statements related to teacher-centred instructional skills and six statements related to student-centred instructional skills. The students indicated their perception on a five-point rating scale (very poor, poor, fair, good and very good). A summary of students' opinions was made available to the teachers soon after each rotation. RESULTS: The percentage of good/very good categories was significantly higher in the teacher-centred skills compared with the student-centred skills (median (range), 87.05% (85.9-91.7) compared with 79.6% (76.6-80.6), (p = 0.004, Mann Whitney U test). This difference was significant in the first two rotations (p < 0.005) but not in the third rotation (p=0.59). CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that behaviours of teachers which dealt directly with the learner's role in learning received lower emphasis than the teacher-centred activities and that feedback may modify this behaviour.
F M Abu-Zidan; I G Premadasa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-15     Completed Date:  2003-06-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  610-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Teaching Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Clinical Clerkship*
General Surgery / education*
Hospitals, Teaching
Students, Medical / psychology*

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