Health Commun.  2019 Dec;14(2):133-138. 10.15715/kjhcom.2019.14.2.133.

The Satisfaction of Team-Based Learning on Discussion in the Training Course of Emergency Medical Technician

  • 1Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kyunghee University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kyunghee University Hospital, Korea.
  • 3Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, Korea.


Team-based learning is known for its effective and satisfying education methods in the study of various medical schools. This study was prepared to confirm the satisfaction of applying this team-based learning to the training course of emergency medical technician.
A total of 165 new members of the course of second grade National Emergency medical technician at 2019 were finally enrolled in the study. Data were collected with a self-administered questionnaire. The team-based learning method was organized with eight students per group to conduct pre-learning and then proceed to open book to encourage active discussion among individuals. The questionnaire consisted of questions about the satisfaction of the discussion process, such as whether the knowledge gained from the discussion was appropriate, and whether collaboration between colleagues was successful during the discussion, and about the benefits of team-based learning, how well knowledge transfer compared to existing lectures, and the replacement of existing lectures. The questionnaire used a Likert 5 point scale, and the data obtained were analyzed using the SPSS version 22.0.
The overall rating of team-based learning was 7.8 ± 1.5 out of 10. Many students answered positively (88.5%) for benefits, while 87.9% responded positively to whether the knowledge transfer effect was better compared to existing lectures. In addition, the satisfaction of team-based learning was generally high, with more than 90 percent of education students giving positive answers to the replacement of other lectures with team-based learning.
The learners gave positive answers to the satisfaction, usefulness and learning effects of team-based learning. Team-based learning is a discussion-based study, so it is a good way to improve communication skills. Since communication and teamwork are important in first aid activities, the characteristics of team-based learning could lead to improvements in first aid services, leading to high-quality emergency medical services.


Team-based learning; Emergency medical technician; Training; Communication

MeSH Terms

Cooperative Behavior
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians*
First Aid
Schools, Medical
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