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Title: Program on nosocomial infection in the curricula of medicine, dentistry, nursing and medical technology in Thailand.
Authors: Somwang Danchaivijitr
Somsak Chakpaiwong
Uapong Jaturatramrong
Arunee Wachiraporntip
Rachada Cherdrungsi
Siriporn Sripalakij
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2005
Citation: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet.. Vol.88 Suppl 10, (2005)
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: To identify defects in the program on NI in curricula of medical, dental, medical technology and nursing schools. Impacts of the results of the study on the changes of the program were also evaluated MATERIAL AND METHOD: Questionnaires study of all 12, 8, 9 medical, dental, medical technology and 20 of 62 nursing schools. Data were collected and analyzed. Defects in the program of NI were identified and recommendation for improving was drafted in a workshop participated by curriculum directors and researchers. Results of the study were fedback to the schools enrolled. Changes of the program were later followed.. RESULTS: Program on NI was present in the curricula of 11 of 12 medical, some dental and medical technology but in none of the nursing schools. Education program varied in methods of teaching, hours and years of students. A few schools modified the program in their curricula by the results of the study and recommendation of a workshop participated in by researchers and program directors. CONCLUSION: Program on NI in the curricula of medical, dental, medical technology and nursing schools in Thailand varied in education methods, teaching hours and in student years. The present study results had little impact on changing the program. An evidence-based program on NI in medical, dentistry, medical technology and nursing is urgently needed.
ISSN: 01252208
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2001-2005

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