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Keywords : Students

The Role of Mobile Learning in Medical Educational Improvement

Wafa Mahmood Jasim

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2018, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 41-48

Background: Mobile learning is a new type of learning method which has a some similarities with the electronic learning used for easily obtaining the necessary information at any time need and creating a modern flexible environment for learner in their different setting. The study aim: The study aim was to assess the knowledge and attitude of 6th year medical students regarding the role of mobile learning in medical education. Subjects and Methods: A cross- sectional study was done on 75 medical sixth class/ Tikrit University student were selected randomly from the period of 1st January/ 2013 till the end of April /2013. A six parts questionnaires form has been prepared by the investigators and distributed to the study sample after receiving their agreements in participating in the study after complete explanation the study purpose. Results: The study show that most of study sample were female (40-53.3%), and from urban area (57- 76.0%) and majority of them agree that m- learning is very important in medical education (32-57.1%). Most of students go with that m-learning enhancing communication abilities and obtaining a large amount of information with the easily gaining the necessary scientific knowledge. Conclusion: The study concluded that m- learning provides many services like logging of medical books with lecture notes and practical reports.

Educational' Assessment of Medical Ethics Education Course at the College of Medicine/ University of Mosul

Nadia Hazim Saeed; Asmaa Ahmed Al-jawadi

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 99-106

Introduction: Medical Ethics (MEs) education in the College of Medicine/ University of Mosul was very traditional in the form of theoretical lectures with no clinical integration or practical ethics training for the students. Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess students' knowledge about the current MEs teaching at College of Medicine/ University of Mosul. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted in College of Medicine/ University of Mosul during the academic year 2013-2014. Across-sectional study design was adopted with a standardized self-administered questionnaire form distributed to 6th class undergraduate medical students. Results: The overall satisfaction for MEs course assessment questionnaire in the present study was (35.5%). According to the results about one fifth (22%) and less than one third (28.8%) of the students only supposed that MEs course they received had helped them to develop their problem solving skill and sharpened their analytic skills consequently. On the other hand, (72.9%) thought that there are no difficulties of getting through the course by just working hard around the examination, and (49.2%) assumed that feedback on students work was usually provided in the form of marks and grades. Their preference to teaching and assessment methods in the present study revealed in general no significant agreement on a single best method. Conclusions: Medical Students exposed their unsatisfaction regarding MEs course that they have been received. Actions regarding reviewing and reforming of the current MEs teaching became crucial which satisfy students' needs and the contemporary requirements of medical students' graduation.

Premenstrual Syndrome among Kirkuk University Students

Mohammed Mustafa Mohammed

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2014, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 51-55

Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common menstrual disorder precipitated by stress and tensions either at home or at work and particularly affect women during their reproductive live mostly in their reproductive live mostly in their twenties and thirties. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of PMS among Kirkuk University Students and its effect on their activities and learning process. Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted during the period 10th/11/2010-10th/3/2011 among 224 Kirkuk University students; by using a special questionnaire form which includes information about: name of the college, age of the student, marital status and physical and psychological symptoms of PMS. Results: Majority of the students included in the study complained from more than one symptom of PMS; and PMS affect their activities. Conclusion: PMS symptoms affect the study and training of the students during their academic year. Recommendation: Advice the girls to take prophylactic drugs and avoid consumption of food and beverage that are high in sugar content or taking sweets which might aggravate menstrual symptoms

Preferences of Teachers and Students for the Type of Exam Questions in Kirkuk Medical College

Osama Hassan Othman; Mohammed Mustafa Al-Taweel; Summer Saad Abdul-Hussein

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2014, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 55-62

Background: Types of questions means a lot for every school in the world starting from primary schools till the end of one‘s professional life. Medical college is among one of the top colleges due the level of the students accepted in the college to be future young physicians and their teachers work mostly as both doctors and teachers at the same time. Objective: This study was performed to assess the preferred types of assessment questions among medical students and teachers in Kirkuk medical college to pinpoint what is ideal for both and to compare it with the results of studies conducted by other colleges published in the literature. Subjects and Methods: Subjects included in this cross-sectional study ware 37 teachers (in basic and clinical teachings), and 181 students starting from the 3rd, up to the 6th year in Kirkuk medical college during 2011-2012 by proposing questions to both students and teachers and asking them to spot their preferences and other wanted data on the prepared questionnaire sheets by researchers. Results: Among 181 students consisting of 120(66.3%) female students and 61(33.7%) male students, Single choice questions (best of five) are the first choice for 56 students due to easy memorisation. Among 26 teachers whose data is included, single choice questions (best of five) is the first choice for 11 teachers. Covering wider subjects is the most common cause behind the teacher's preference for a particular question type. Conclusion: Single choice questions and essays are the most preferred question by the students. Teachers mostly preferred single and multiple choice questions for reasons of covering wider subjects, testing students concentration, and the presence of less factor of chance. Oral exams are preferred by many teachers.

Correlation of Handedness with High Cerebral Function

Osama Hassan Othman; Mohammed Mustafa Mohammed; Summer Saad Abdulhussain

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 74-80

Background: Handedness in human kind means a lot apart from social impact. It gives a hint to localization of dominant hemisphere. This study was done on Kirkuk University students & well concluded that activities other than only hand writing are well correlated to high cerebral function like learning & memory, speech & language. Family history is important in this aspect. Objective: To explore correlation of handedness to candidate performance & other daily activities which need high cerebral function. It's relation to family history is well addressed. The patterns of speech fluency were studied. Subjects and methods: Subjects included in this cross sectional study were selected randomly from students in different colleges in Kirkuk University from Jan. 2012 – Jan. 2013. Proposing sheets of information & asking candidates directly by researchers about wanted data & the result were fixed in appropriate boxes and then analyzed properly. Results: Among 242 students 148 (61.15%) were using right hand during writing while 94 (38.85%) using left hand during writing. Some of them were in forced by their parents to change handedness during early childhood. Handedness were different during other activates, correlated well with performance & got family history. Conclusion: Handedness correlated with many parameters other than hand writing. Important daily activities, performance at college, ability in mathematics, drawing, quality of hand writing were all observed.

Differences in Academic Performance Between Male and Female Medical Students in Kirkuk University

Mohammed Mustafa Mohammed; Iqbal Sameen Ali; Sabah Haseeb Hasan

Kirkuk Journal of Medical Sciences, 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 32-38

Background: The student's assessment can be achieved by written examination which was considered an essential method. Aim of the study: The aim and objectives of the study is to measure the time spent by the students to finish their written final examination, to compare it with the proposed time, to find any difference according to sex and their examination scores, and to find any correlation between the time spent in examination and scores obtained by students. Subjects and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out during May- June; 2011 in the college of medicine, Kirkuk University. Data obtained during the final written examination; and scores were obtained from the examination committee with permission of the Dean of the college. Results: Female students spent more time during examination than male students in all subjects (except in parasitology, surgery and psychiatry in the 3th, 4th and 5th grade respectively). There was a very weak correlation between the scores obtained by students and time spent by them during examination. Conclusion: There were differences between sex, time and scores obtained by the students.