Kosin Med J.  2016 Jun;31(1):41-55. 10.7180/kmj.2016.31.1.41.

Medical students' perception and satisfaction with group discussion and presentation in medical ohilosophy course

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Kosin University Gospel Hospital, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea. ssprk@kosin.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Medical Humanity, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the self-achievement, perception and satisfaction of group discussion and presentation in medical philosophy class.
METHODS
A questionnaire was developed based on topical subject of main textbook of medical philosophy and course evaluation reported by students. The questionnaire composed of self-learning achievement for the seven subjects, perception of necessity and profitability of contents and education method of medical philosophy and satisfaction with components of education method and overall class.
RESULTS
The data were collected from 250 medical students who complete the course of medical philosophy. Regardless of grade and gender, students reported high self-achievement, perception and overall satisfaction of medical philosophy course, but there were difference in satisfaction of components of each education methods. Students recognized positively as discussion and presentation in philosophy class, but had low awareness of the benefits of private small-group activities. The more students regarded it is beneficial for the contents and methods of philosophy classes, the overall satisfaction with the medical philosophy course was high. And the more students regarded it is necessary to educate and beneficial for the contents and methods of philosophy classes, the satisfaction with the education methods of medical philosophy course was high.
CONCLUSION
To improve the achievement level and satisfaction with the philosophy course, it is necessary to induce active interest in small group activities, and provide detailed and various discussion materials in class.

Keyword

Group Discussion; Medical Education; Medical Philosophy

MeSH Terms

Education
Education, Medical
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Humans
Methods
Philosophy
Philosophy, Medical
Students, Medical
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