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Evaluation of a new community-based curriculum in disaster medicine for undergraduates

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, August 2016
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Title
Evaluation of a new community-based curriculum in disaster medicine for undergraduates
Published in
BMC Medical Education, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12909-016-0746-6
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Authors

Nidaa Bajow, Ahmadreza Djalali, Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Luca Ragazzoni, Hussein Ageely, Ibrahim Bani, Francesco Della Corte

Abstract

Nowadays, many medical schools include training in disaster medicine in undergraduate studies. This study evaluated the efficacy of a disaster medicine curriculum recently designed for Saudi Arabian medical students. Participants were 15 male and 14 female students in their fourth, fifth or sixth year at Jazan University Medical School, Saudi Arabia. The course was held at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine and Computer Sciences Applied to the Medical Practice in Novara, Italy. The overall mean score on a test given before the course was 41.0 % and it increased to 67.7 % on the post-test (Wilcoxon test for paired samples: z = 4.71, p < 0.0001). There were no significant differences between the mean scores of males and females, or between students in their fourth, fifth or sixth year of medical school. These results show that this curriculum is effective for teaching disaster medicine to undergraduate medical students. Adoption of this course would help to increase the human resources available for dealing with disaster situations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 37 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 26%
Unspecified 6 16%
Student > Postgraduate 5 13%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 10 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 29%
Unspecified 8 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 13%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 6 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 November 2016.
All research outputs
#3,403,330
of 8,607,424 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#540
of 1,295 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#89,464
of 254,785 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Education
#28
of 75 outputs
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