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Table 14 Example of recommendations by the focus group at the course level

From: Improvement of medical content in the curriculum of biomedical engineering based on assessment of students outcomes

Problem Recommendation
(Target – Tool) > (N* × Target) Assessment activities should be improved and diversified to cover all outcomes with correct/appropriate percentages.
(Tool -Score) > (N* × Tool) or (Score/Tool) < (M*) The course should include more useful examples and delivery methods (related to the outcome) to improve learning. The course should also respect a gradual increase of sophistication.
Number of students passing more than (M* × Tool) are less than (P* × total number of students). The course should include more useful examples and delivery methods (related to the outcome) to improve learning. The course should also respect a gradual increase of sophistication.
(CAF– CAS) > (T * × CAF) - If problems 2 and 3 do not exist: Motivate students. - If problems 2 and 3 exist: The course should include more useful examples and delivery methods (related to the outcome) to improve learning.
  1. *N, M, P and T are percentages set by the focus group, faculty member and department committee. Suggested: N = 30%. M = 60%, P = 60% and T = 30%