Alias Mahmud, Nor Hayati Alwi, Tajularipin Sulaiman, Aminuddin Hassan
Published online 30 September 2013
© The author(s) 2013. Published with open access at www.questjournal.org
The aim of the study was to obtain student' perspectives on the clinical practice on the Diploma in Medical Assistant (DMA). The study design was cross-sectional survey performed in the Medical Assistant College, Seremban Malaysia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to 67 fourth-semester students who have undergone clinical practice in several hospitals in the state of Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Data were analysed descriptively as to gain the students’ perspectives in the aspects of confidence, clinical learning and the use of clinical equipment. The study outcome showed that there were a degree of concern among the students who undergo the clinical practice. Other than that, there were several issues that emerged in the clinical implementation which was the gap that exists between theory and practice such as the different equipment used in the college compared to the clinical placement where they were assigned. Practical exposure in college needs to be optimised so that it can enhance students’ confidence before they undertake clinical practice. Other than that, the implementation of theoretical teaching and practice should be integrated as to prevent the gap from forming between theory and practice.
Keywords: Medical Assistant Education, Clinical Practice, Paramedic Course, The Theory-Practice gap
Published at: Quest Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Science (JRHSS)
The gap between theory and practice has been a critical issue in medical education. Past studies have shown that the gap between theory and practice is a result from the non-existent integration between theory and practice. This article seeks to discuss how integration between the two can be enhanced in the paramedic curriculum of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. There are 7 main factors that have been discussed namely the curriculum model, organisation and the content of theory and practice, teaching methodology, assessment criteria, the role of the lecturer, the role of the service staff and hidden curriculum
Index Terms- The gap between theory and practice, the integration between theory and practice, paramedic course.
Published at International Journal of scientific and Research Publication, Volume 3 Issue 7, July 2013
Full paper at: http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0713.php?rp=P191453
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