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Table 3 Priorities for improving the quality of teaching methods as identified by the respondents

From: Teaching methods in Hawler College of Medicine in Iraq: A qualitative assessment from teachers' perspectives

Priority areas   Response
   No. (%)
1 Implementing small group teaching in all study years. 27 (34.6)
2 Improving infrastructure and teaching facilities. 27 (34.6)
3 Continuous training of the teaching staff about updated methods of teaching. 19 (24.3)
4 Giving more active role for students in the learning process 18 (23.0)
5 Focusing more on practical and clinical sessions 13 (16.6)
6 Building better student-teacher relationship 8 (10.2)
7 Changing the teaching into block system 6 (7.6)
8 Use more teaching aids and skill lab in the learning process 6 (7.6)
9 Regular feedback from students 4 (5.1)
10 Getting use of the experiences of other medical colleges of neighbouring countries 4 (5.1)
11 Increasing number of staff in some departments 3 (3.8)
12 Revising the examination system 2 (2.5)
13 Improving cooperation between different departments in the college 2 (2.5)