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Evaluation of out-patient care educational environment of National Defence University, Malaysia utilizing the ACLEEM Inventory

Haque, Mainul and Othman, Nur Syamirah Aishah and Lutfi, Siti Nur Najihah and Islam, Md Zakirul and A Rahman, Nor Azlina and Kibria, Golam Mohammad and Haque, Emdadul and Majumder, Md Anwarul Azim and Gnanou, Justin V (2018) Evaluation of out-patient care educational environment of National Defence University, Malaysia utilizing the ACLEEM Inventory. Journal of Basic Clinical Health Sciences, 2 (2). pp. 45-52. ISSN 2458-8938 E-ISSN 2564-7288

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Purpose: A friendly educational environment is required for optimal learning, and students should be asked to provide feedback on their experiences to improve curriculum. Moreover, students’ academic progress, mental growth, and physical well-being are influenced by the educational and clinical environment of the institute. Essential constituents of the educational climate include atmosphere, number of proper teaching-learning sessions and available amenities. Primary health care and ambulatory settings allow students ample opportunities to interact with patients and observe health promotional activities more often practiced at the community levels. The study aims to evaluate the outpatient care educational environment of National Defense University of Malaysia by seeking feedback from medical students using Ambulatory Care Educational Environment Measure (ACLEEM) instrument. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The study participants were medical students of the earlier mentioned university. The universal sampling method was adopted. The ACLEEM validated instrument was utilized for the data collection. The instrument was developed on the basis of 5-point Likert Scale (Minimum: 0, and Maximum: 4). Results: The response rate 100%. Most respondents were male, Malay and Muslim. The total mean score was 1.0±0.4. The domain mean scores for clinical teaching, clinical training, and support were 0.8±0.4, 1.1±0.4, and 1.1±0.5, respectively. Conclusions: The ACLEEM questionnaire was found to be valid and reliable for local UPNM, Malaysian context. However, the overall ACLEEM scores reported for the present study is low, and some areas that could be improved. The UPNM authority should take appropriate measures to improve the educational environment to enhance the academic experiences of the medical students.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5509/64661
Uncontrolled Keywords: ACLEEM, Medical Students, Outpatient setting, Primary health care, Educational environment.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Physical Rehabilitation Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Nor Azlina A Rahman
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2018 09:14
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 15:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64661

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