:: Volume 2, Issue 1 (9-2016) ::
CJHR 2016, 2(1): 30-36 Back to browse issues page
Evidence-Based Learning in Occupational Health Management
Seyedeh Negar Assadi *
, assadin@mums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1511 Views)

Objectives: Occupational health management is an important course for occupational health students. This course will be more beneficial if it is taught with new educational methods. The objective of this study was the introduction of an evidence-based learning method for occupational health management.

Methods: This was a semi-experimental study which was conducted using the curriculum of occupational health. This study was done on 102 occupational health students. This course had been taught 2014-2015 with evidence-based learning method for students. In this method, teacher used recent related references, journals and websites about the occupational health management. Tests were administered pre- and post-classes using multiple choice questions and short answers. The results of exams were analysed by SPSS 16 using paired t-tests with statistical significance set a p < 0.05.

Results:   The average grade of occupational health management was 17.54 ± 1.49 (Min: 13.25 and Max: 19.50) in the post-test and was 1.2 ± 0. 3 (Min: 0 and Max: 1. 5) in pre-test (p < 0.001). All of the theoretical and applicable lessons were significantly different with p < 0.001, but in practical lessons was significant with p = 0.003.

Conclusion:  According to these results, evidence-based learning was a useful educational method for occupational health management, especially for theoretical lessons.

Keywords: Evidence-based learning, Occupational Health, Management
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Article Type: Original Contributions | Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2016/02/14 | Accepted: 2016/06/8 | Published: 2016/06/26



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