Student response to team-based learning and mixed gender teams in an undergraduate medical informatics course

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objectives: Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being used in medical and medically-related courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate student responses to a TBL-based course in medical informatics at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Methods: A total of 11 TBL sessions were run during a 14-week semester of the Medical Informatics II course at SQU. An online student evaluation was performed in week 13 of the course. Results: Of the 108 students on the course, 96 (88.9%) of the students responded to the survey. For the most part, the students regarded TBL favourably, and derived great benefit from the TBL sessions. Cultural norms, however, appear to have impacted negatively on the females' experience of the TBL sessions. Conclusion: TBL's benefits in the medical informatics course were recognised by the students. In such an environment, however, facilitators will have to bear in mind and continually address cultural issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-351
Number of pages8
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

Medical Informatics
Learning
Students
Oman

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Medical informatics
  • Medical students
  • Oman
  • Team-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

@article{b181b62776f94cc489d11cadc6e26248,
title = "Student response to team-based learning and mixed gender teams in an undergraduate medical informatics course",
abstract = "Objectives: Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being used in medical and medically-related courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate student responses to a TBL-based course in medical informatics at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Methods: A total of 11 TBL sessions were run during a 14-week semester of the Medical Informatics II course at SQU. An online student evaluation was performed in week 13 of the course. Results: Of the 108 students on the course, 96 (88.9{\%}) of the students responded to the survey. For the most part, the students regarded TBL favourably, and derived great benefit from the TBL sessions. Cultural norms, however, appear to have impacted negatively on the females' experience of the TBL sessions. Conclusion: TBL's benefits in the medical informatics course were recognised by the students. In such an environment, however, facilitators will have to bear in mind and continually address cultural issues.",
keywords = "Attitude, Medical informatics, Medical students, Oman, Team-based learning",
author = "Ken Masters",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
volume = "12",
pages = "344--351",
journal = "Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal",
issn = "2075-051X",
publisher = "Sultan Qaboos University",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Student response to team-based learning and mixed gender teams in an undergraduate medical informatics course

AU - Masters, Ken

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Objectives: Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being used in medical and medically-related courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate student responses to a TBL-based course in medical informatics at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Methods: A total of 11 TBL sessions were run during a 14-week semester of the Medical Informatics II course at SQU. An online student evaluation was performed in week 13 of the course. Results: Of the 108 students on the course, 96 (88.9%) of the students responded to the survey. For the most part, the students regarded TBL favourably, and derived great benefit from the TBL sessions. Cultural norms, however, appear to have impacted negatively on the females' experience of the TBL sessions. Conclusion: TBL's benefits in the medical informatics course were recognised by the students. In such an environment, however, facilitators will have to bear in mind and continually address cultural issues.

AB - Objectives: Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being used in medical and medically-related courses. The aim of this study was to evaluate student responses to a TBL-based course in medical informatics at the Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Methods: A total of 11 TBL sessions were run during a 14-week semester of the Medical Informatics II course at SQU. An online student evaluation was performed in week 13 of the course. Results: Of the 108 students on the course, 96 (88.9%) of the students responded to the survey. For the most part, the students regarded TBL favourably, and derived great benefit from the TBL sessions. Cultural norms, however, appear to have impacted negatively on the females' experience of the TBL sessions. Conclusion: TBL's benefits in the medical informatics course were recognised by the students. In such an environment, however, facilitators will have to bear in mind and continually address cultural issues.

KW - Attitude

KW - Medical informatics

KW - Medical students

KW - Oman

KW - Team-based learning

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84877806923&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84877806923&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84877806923

VL - 12

SP - 344

EP - 351

JO - Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal

JF - Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal

SN - 2075-051X

IS - 3

ER -