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Naserian B, Alavi A, Heidari Hengami M, Naderi N. Comparing the Immunology Learning Environment in International Medical Campus of Qeshm, Paramedical and Dental Schools of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences. DSME 2014; 1 (1) :45-56
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Introduction: Immunology Department of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences is responsible for teaching immunology in all affiliated medical colleges in Hormozgan province. It has been proved that educational environment plays an important role in teaching and learning process. The purpose of this study was to explore students' views toward learning environment exists in immunology educational setting in International Medical Campus of Qeshm, paramedical and dental Schools.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study ,Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure  (DREEM) questionnaire was anonymously administered to all Medical, Dentistry and Medical Laboratory Science students who had  enrolled in the practical and theoretical courses of immunology during the years 2012-2013. The collected data were analyzed using parametric tests in SPSS.
Results: There were significant differences between the DREEM mean scores of Medical (125.7±23.2), Medical Laboratory Science (136.1±13.5) and Dentistry (132.4±15.3) students. Regarding DREEM questionnaire subscales, "students’ perceptions of teachersachieved highest and" students’ perceptions of atmosphere" achieved lowest Score in all disciplines. In most of the subscales, Medical Laboratory Science students rated higher and students of International Medical Campus of Qeshm rated lower than others.
Conclusion: Students in all disciplines perceived educational environment of immunology setting as" good”. To enhance the learning environment to "very good” level, factors Influencing educational climate especially in International Branch of Qeshm should be considered and improved.

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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: General
Received: 2014/10/22 | Accepted: 2014/10/22 | Published: 2014/10/22

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