Educational Environment at University Medical and Dental College, FSD
Aims and Objectives: To determine student's per-ception of learning environment at university Medical and Dental college, FSD.
Study Type: Observational, cross sectional.
Place of Study: University Medical and Dental Col-lege, FSD.
Duration of Study: 6 months from Jan 2010 to June 2010.
Methods: Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) was used to gather information about the teaching environment at University Medical and Dental College, FSD. It was administered to all five professional year medical students at UMDC, FSD. Data was collected and analyzed using SPSS version 15. Chi-square goodness of fit was used as test of statistical significance. P-value of < 0.05 was con-sidered significant.
Results: The total mean score of DREEM at UMDC, FSD was 112/200 (56%). The total score of SPL domain was 30.02/48 (62.54%).The total score of SPT domain was 23.06/44 (52.40%), while that of SASP was 19.28/32 (68.85%). The total score of SPA domain was 27.54/48 (57.34%) and that of SSP was 12.46/28 (44.5%). For SPL, SPT, SASP, and SPA domains the score was ≥ 50%. However for SSSP domain the score was 44.5%.
Conclusion: Total DREEM score at UMDC, FSD was 112/200, more positive than negative. It also hel-ped to identify certain issues which require further exploration such as support system for students who get stressed.
Key words: Educational environment.
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