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Table 6 Student evaluation of the Biomedical Informatics-2 courses (2012 and 2013) at UNAM Faculty of Medicine (n = 2122)

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

  Very Inadequate Inadequate Adequate Very adequate No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The functioning of the computer equipment was 10 0.5 26 1.2 712 33.6 1293 60.9 81 3.8
The functioning of the virtual classroom was 15 0.7 33 1.6 719 33.9 1272 59.9 83 3.9
The software programs used were 12 0.6 48 2.3 830 39.1 1145 54.0 87 4.1
The design of the course sessions was 23 1.1 154 7.3 999 47.1 858 40.4 88 4.1
The audiovisual teaching material was 32 1.5 169 8.0 947 44.6 887 41.8 87 4.1
The online learning exercises were 48 2.3 236 11.1 993 46.8 759 35.8 86 4.1
The clinical cases used were 41 1.9 244 11.5 995 46.9 753 35.5 89 4.2
The number of participants in my subgroup was 51 2.4 207 9.8 1014 47.8 761 35.9 89 4.2
The team performance of my subgroup was 63 3.0 237 11.2 979 46.1 754 35.5 89 4.2
The bibliographic material was 62 2.9 210 9.9 958 45.1 801 37.7 91 4.3
Having two teachers per group (physician and informatician) was 46 2.2 152 7.2 703 33.1 1136 53.5 85 4.0
The inclusion of the program DXplain in the course was 78 3.7 257 12.1 945 44.5 752 35.4 90 4.2
The DXplain interface was 58 2.7 176 8.3 740 34.9 1061 50.0 87 4.1
DXplain functions and operation were 19 0.9 70 3.3 616 29.0 1330 62.7 87 4.1
The knowledge and skills acquired after using DXplain were 16 0.8 92 4.3 690 32.5 1231 58.0 93 4.4
The application of DXplain in other courses was 20 0.9 110 5.2 702 33.1 1196 56.4 94 4.4
The decision making in the clinical cases using DXplain was 43 2.0 164 7.7 748 35.2 1070 50.4 97 4.6
The use of DXplain for achieving the objectives of the course was 35 1.6 192 9.0 804 37.9 996 46.9 95 4.5
The time dedicated in class for using DXplain was 25 1.2 111 5.2 829 39.1 1060 50.0 97 4.6
The exercises used in the course with DXplain were 27 1.3 121 5.7 840 39.6 1044 49.2 90 4.2
The knowledge of the teacher in the use of DXplain was 23 1.1 132 6.2 876 41.3 998 47.0 93 4.4
The strategies used by the teacher for teaching DXplain were 17 0.8 92 4.3 757 35.7 1161 54.7 95 4.5
How do you consider the inclusion of DXplain for medical students 20 0.9 76 3.6 626 29.5 1310 61.7 90 4.2
  Never Sometimes Usually Always No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The assignment papers were returned with feedback 116 5.5 308 14.5 978 46.1 625 29.5 95 4.5
The course made me reflect on its relationship with my other courses 82 3.9 268 12.6 990 46.7 693 32.7 89 4.2
  Very easy Easy Difficult Very difficult No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The difficulty level of the course was 61 2.9 165 7.8 863 40.7 950 44.8 83.0 3.9
  Unsatisfied Little satisfied Satisfied Very satisfied No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
My expectations of the course were 105 4.9 235 11.1 955 45.0 741 34.9 86 4.1
  Insufficient Sufficient Good Excellent No answer
  # % # % # % # % # %
The knowledge and skills acquired on the course were 45 2.1 232 10.9 1038 48.9 715 33.7 92 4.3