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Table 5 Student evaluation of the Biomedical Informatics-1 courses (2013 and 2014) at UNAM Faculty of Medicine (n = 2098)

From: Evaluation of a Biomedical Informatics course for medical students: a Pre-posttest study at UNAM Faculty of Medicine in Mexico

Questionnaire items Student answers
  Very Inadequate Inadequate Adequate Very adequate No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The functioning of the computer equipment was 7 0.3 47 2.2 787 37.5 1235 58.9 22 1.0
The functioning of the virtual classroom was 11 0.5 74 3.5 769 36.7 1218 58.1 26 1.2
The software programs used were 5 0.2 63 3.0 819 39.0 1189 56.7 22 1.0
The design of the course sessions was 14 0.7 99 4.7 948 45.2 1001 47.7 36 1.7
The audiovisual teaching material was 14 0.7 119 5.7 836 39.8 1095 52.2 34 1.6
The online learning exercises were 47 2.2 202 9.6 1008 48.0 806 38.4 35 1.7
The clinical cases used were 31 1.5 212 10.1 1046 49.9 781 37.2 28 1.3
The number of participants in my subgroup was 32 1.5 161 7.7 929 44.3 939 44.8 37 1.8
The team performance of my subgroup was 72 3.4 240 11.4 909 43.3 840 40.0 37 1.8
The bibliographic material was 25 1.2 120 5.7 880 41.9 1041 49.6 32 1.5
Having two teachers per group (physician and informatician) was 32 1.5 67 3.2 735 35.0 1236 58.9 28 1.3
  Never Sometimes Usually Always No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
Teachers made me reflect on how to apply this knowledge in my professional life 23 1.1 107 5.1 772 36.8 1167 55.6 29 1.4
Critical appraisal of the teaching material was promoted by the teachers 28 1.3 125 6.0 962 45.9 945 45.0 38 1.8
The course made me reflect on its relationship with my other courses 54 2.6 205 9.8 900 42.9 910 43.4 29 1.4
Teachers promoted study time out of the school 67 3.2 298 14.2 1004 47.9 692 33.0 37 1.8
The course encouraged me to seek more information on the subject 84 4.0 255 12.2 902 43.0 824 39.3 33 1.6
Teachers gave me feedback on my verbal and written communication skills 91 4.3 221 10.5 881 42.0 871 41.5 34 1.6
Clinical medical terminology was incorporated in the course 39 1.9 153 7.3 904 43.1 965 46.0 37 1.8
The assignment papers were returned with feedback 89 4.2 213 10.2 817 38.9 945 45.0 34 1.6
The course promoted the development of skills and abilities 39 1.9 103 4.9 867 41.3 1046 49.9 43 2.0
Clinical cases were used in class to learn the themes 21 1.0 102 4.9 887 42.3 1050 50.0 38 1.8
Teachers considered physician-patient relationship issues in class 9 0.4 53 2.5 724 34.5 1273 60.7 39 1.9
Teachers pointed the importance of ethical issues in dealing with patients 8 0.4 34 1.6 660 31.5 1362 64.9 34 1.6
Teachers pointed the importance of preventive actions in the clinical cases 13 0.6 58 2.8 793 37.8 1195 57.0 39 1.9
Teachers noted the epidemiology of the problems discussed in the course 18 0.9 90 4.3 903 43.0 1050 50.0 37 1.8
Teachers promoted the development of professional values in the course 16 0.8 63 3.0 843 40.2 1137 54.2 39 1.9
  Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The difficulty level of the course was 41 2.0 157 7.5 1146 54.6 729 34.7 25 1.2
  Unsatisfied Little satisfied Satisfied Very satisfied No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
My expectations of the course were 74 3.5 235 11.2 968 46.1 792 37.8 29 1.4
  Insufficient Sufficient Good Excellent No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The knowledge and skills I acquired on the course were 33 1.6 164 7.8 1000 47.7 870 41.5 31 1.5