The Relation Between Executing Of Thesis Policies And Medical Student's Theses Quality In Type Medical Faculties Of Iran


avatar A.A Kolahi 1 , * , avatar A Mohammadi 2

1 Assistant professor of community medicine, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.

2 Medical education committee, Ministry of health and medical education, Deputy of education and universities affair.

How to Cite: Kolahi A, Mohammadi A. The Relation Between Executing Of Thesis Policies And Medical Student's Theses Quality In Type Medical Faculties Of Iran. J Med Edu. 2004;6(1):e105112. doi: 10.22037/jme.v6i1.782.


Journal of Medical Education: 6 (1); e105112
Published Online: March 07, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: March 02, 2009
Accepted: March 07, 2009


Background: Medical students' thesis is equal to six units, which is mandatory for graduation. The purpose of preparing thesis is to familiarize students with research process, methodology, and scientific report writing skill.Purpose: The objective of this study is to determine the relation between executing of thesis policies and medical students' theses quality in type I medical faculties of Iran Methods: To perform this study first, we randomly chose 36 (Total sample=396) medical students' theses in each 11 medical faculties, which completed in 1998-99 academic year. The original theses were evaluated by using a questionnaire. Second, for evaluation of operationalization of thesis policies we use four criteria including, the presence of performance regulations, the proposals approving process, final approving course and presence of a defence session to evaluate thesis in the same medical faculty.Results: In medical faculties that thesis policies were completed, the score of theses was high. In contrast medical faculties with weak policies had low students’ theses scores.Conclusion: Thesis policies are considered as one of the ways to improve the quality of thesis. it is advise at the same time as we should be plan to provide the effective factors for improvement quality of thesisconsider strongly the regulations related thesis should be considerate.


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