:: Volume 12, Issue 7 (September 2018) ::
Qom Univ Med Sci J 2018, 12(7): 60-68 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of the Effect of Application of Team-based Learning Method on Learning and Satisfaction of Public Health Students in the Health Education and Communication Course
Siamak Mohebi * 1, Zabiholah Gharlipoor 2 , Ahmad Rahbar 2 , Fatemeh Rajati 3 , Mohammad Matlabi 4
1- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences , mohebisiamak@yahoo.com
2- Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences
3- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
4- Department of Health Education & Health Promotion, Faculty of Health, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (173 Views)
Background and Objectives: Choosing an appropriate education method plays an important role in learning, skill training, change of learners’ attitude, and ultimately their satisfaction. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of application of Team-Based Learning method on learning and satisfaction of Public Health students in the health education and communication course.
 
Methods: This interventional study was carried out on two groups of continuous and non-continuous BSc students of public health. A total of 23 students of the continuous public health selected the Team-Based Learning method and 14 students of the non-continuous public health selected conventional method (lecture). In the last session of the class, the level of students' satisfaction of teaching method, was collected and compared using a valid and reliable questionnaire in both groups. At the end of the semester, the obtained scores of the two groups in the health education and communication course, were compared between the two groups, and 6 and months after the end-of-semester exam, questions of the exam, were applied to both groups and the obtained scores ,were compared between the two groups. Data were analyzed using descriptive indices and Mann–Whitney test at the significance level of 0.05.
 
Results: In this study, there was a significant difference between the two training groups in terms of the mean satisfaction score (p<0.001). There was a significant difference between the two groups in terms of the mean score of individual test (p<0.001). There was also a significant difference between the Team-Based Learning method and conventional method in the end-of-semester exam’ scores (p<0.001).
 
Conclusion: According to the results of this study, use of team-based Learning method has been more successful compared to the traditional method in increasing students’ satisfaction, and the level of learning achieved by this method was higher based on the students’ scores.
 
Keywords: Learning, Satisfaction, Students, Health education
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: آموزش پزشکی
Received: 2017/02/27 | Accepted: 2018/07/10


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