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Educational action plans

Educational action plans based on the student feedback received in the 2nd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year 

Subject: Intercultural Healthcare Integrated Course (elective course)

 Neptun code: AOSMAG877_1A

The response rate to the questionnaire was over 56% which is acceptable.

As the course was held 100% offline, questions relating digital learning are irrelevant and hence ignored by this action plan.

Students expressed great satisfaction with the course, which scored way above faculty average in each and every component. We take this to mean we are on the right track in providing a high quality, stimulating and relevant course.

 Slight changes have been made to the content based on verbal feedback given during the course and an attempt is made to invite authentic experts as discussion partners during classes.

The only verbal response stated that the course was very thought provoking, which we aim to keep on being.

Bence Döbrössy

 

Action plan according to the Students’ evaluation of our teaching work,

Spring semester 2021-2022

 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine, Institute of Behavioural Scences

Name of the Subject: Medical psychology (AOKMAG735_2A)

 The action plan was constructed by Dr. Tamás Szalai

 In the 2021-22 academic year, based on student feedback, the English Medical psychology subject reached the faculty average in all aspects assessed, except two concerns that shall be addressed: 1. Students attended our lectures less regularly, even the difference from the faculty average was not significant. 2. The only small, but statistically significant lag could be observed in how useful the Students found the time passed with our subject. Certainly, we understand that even though Medical psychology is an applied field of science deeply rooted in everyday medical practice, a general notion about the subject can be that is relies more on the psychosocial than on the biological aspect of medical sciences.

Regarding these general feedbacks, we plan the following actions:

As some of our lectures are rather comprehensive, we consider changing general lectures to more focused, applied fields of Medical psychology. Also, we are going to highlight the importance of special lecture topics on the first practical.

We are convinced that applied psychological knowledge is one of the most required instruments in everyday general medical practice; however, to respond all student needs we plan the followings

  1. Practice teachers will ask for regular feedback from their students at the end of the seminars, regarding which practice was found useful and which task or information helped developing their practical skills. These suggestions for useful practices will be collected, shared and discussed among the instructors of the subject.
  2. The preparation of the new instructors’ as well as the renewal of the experienced teachers’ practices will be further supported with developing new practices for each seminar topic. These materials, including case studies from medical and psychological practice, clinical tests, videos to assess, or role plays will be shared both on our internal online surface as well as discussed on the meetings of our Medical psychology team.
  3. We also address that selected teachers received feedbacks, usually very positive ones, but regarding the heterogeneity of Students’ impressions, we are going to developed our seminar slides to make them more standardized, regarding their length, the expected amount of information as well as in their structure, such as definitions, diagnostics, relevance in daily medical practice and therapeutic aspects. Besides considering each individual feedback, this may foster an even quality of our seminar groups.

Responses to the individual, but re-occurring concerns about our subject and seminars:

  1. Some asked about, how to study for the exam. Every single semester starts with discussing the exam as well as the compulsory readings. Our instructors regularly ask Students, whether they have any concerns regarding the exam. As the end-term exam is a test, which essentially relies on the slides of the lectures and seminars, all of these materials are uploaded both to the Moodle surface of the course as well as to our website. Most teachers also create a google drive to make sure everything is accessible. Again, we are going to make more homogeneous slides to make the preparation easier.
  2. We address that sitting in a circle is burdensome to some Students, therefore we are going to ask about the format.
  3. Some pointed out the matter of Students’ presentations. As they are a part of the seminars, we going to pay more attention to the time limit and scientific background of these works to make them more useful for other Students of our classes. Therefore, all presentation slides shall be sent to the seminar instructor until the week before keeping the presentation.
  4. Many Students pointed out that Medical psychology covers several sensitive topics including death, grief, suicide, eating disorders, sexuality etc. We thoroughly address that this can be overwhelming in case of any form or extent of personal involvement. Besides discussing this burden or the subject in our team, we are going to pay even more special attention to sensitive topics in the future. Also, we would like to openly encourage every Student to give immediate feedback for our instructors if a topic would be triggering. There is always an open space for asking for support from our instructors.
  5. Lastly, some instructors received very positive feedbacks regarding their teaching methods, manner as well as their personality, that hereby we would like to thank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational action plans based on the student feedback received in the 2nd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year 

The Sociology of Healthcare and Medicine

 Neptun code: AOKMAG669_1A

A little over 21% of students completed the general subject evaluation of the course. The questionnaire regarding the practicals was completed by only 12% not the students which is very low.  As the course was held offline, questions relating to digital learning are irrelevant and hence ignored in this feedback.

For many years running, the course ranks above faculty average in each component. We take this to mean that as far as lectures, study material, organization and course requirements are concerned, we are meeting student expectations.

What needs to be changed is the content and form of the practical, which is a little bit lower than before, ranking very close above or slightly below faculty average in each component.

The only two verbal responses we were given also suggest that change is needed. “The practice was basically same as lecture’s materials. So it was repetition, I wish we had something new.” and „I liked lectures! But practice classes were just repetition of materials”

In response to the student feedback, we have decided to implement major changes to the practicals.  For many years, a requirement of the signature was for students to do one topical presentation in pairs. This meant that a great part of the practicals was frontal for the vast majority of the students, while two people were presenting.  For the new project work, students will be given topic related tasks during the practicals which they will have to complete in groups in order the get the signature.  The work will be done during the classes themselves. The tasks will involve finding topic related data in class, interpreting it and presenting it to the group, relating the topics discussed in class to the students’ own countries and experiences and sharing it with others, reading articles and summarising them and participating in games and activities.  We hope that this will improve the dynamic of the practicals and provide an enjoyable ‘hands on’ learning experience for the students which is also relevant for the exam preparation.

Bence Döbrössy

 

Educational action plans based on the student feedback received in the 2nd semester of the 2021/2022 academic year 

Medical Sociology

FOKVMAG235_1A

Over 54% of the students returned the questionnaire about the practicals and 38% about the subject. Satisfaction with the course was very high. We scored over faculty average for each component. Our average score was 4.7 for the practicals and even higher for the subject.

We take this to mean that students want us to continue as it is, that is why this course is the second highest ranked English language dentistry course.  The feedback  encourages us to put even more energy into maintaining the high level of student satisfaction.

Bence Döbrössy

 

Communication and Information Networks

Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

We appreciate that the students have found our course useful. We are planning to motivate them to visit the lectures by stronger connections between the lectures and the seminars, and practical use of the theories presented on the lectures. Furthermore, we would like to keep the material refreshed to sustain their attention to our course. Thank you for the detailed feedback.

The action plan was prepared by: Orsolya Szépe, Babonits-Farkas Kinga, Zsuzsanna Papp