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Internal Evaluation of Audiology Department, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Author(s): Mahin Sedaie | Fereshteh Farzianpour | Mansoureh Adel Ghahraman | Ghasem Mohammad Khani | Jamileh Fattahi | Saeed Sarough Farahani | Nematollah Rouhbakhsh | Mahnaz Ahmadi

Journal: Audiology
ISSN 1735-1936

Volume: 16;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Audiology Department | Promotion of the Qualification

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Internal Evaluation means assessment of abilities and potentials. To promote the quality of education, research, health and finally rehabilitation is one of the most important roles and responsibilities of the universities. Promotion of quality of the theoretical and practical education for the Audiology students provides this major with its final goal that is to serve society. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOTs) of the Audiol­ogy department and to identify the ways of diminishing weaknesses and threats. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on undergraduates, post­graduates, graduates, academic staff, and the director of Audiology department in 9 areas, includ­ing management flowchart, educational programs, instructional methods and curriculum models, stu­dents, educational areas and equipments, graduate, academic staff, research, and treatment. Data were col­lected by questionnaires. Results were analyzed descriptively and were expressed in raw and percent­age. Results: The scores of areas in two measures were as follows: management flowchart 4.36 (87.31%), educa­tional programs 4.17 (83.58%), instructional methods and curriculum models 4.01 (80.26%), stu­dents 3.43 (68.60%), educational areas and equipment 3.60 (72.11%), from the view of undergraduates, post graduates, faculties, graduates 3.60 (72.03%), academic staff 4.03 (80.6%), research 3.52 (70.4%), and treatment 4.54 (90.80%). The highest score was, therefore, of the treatment area and the lowest be­longed to the educational area and equipments. The score of the Audiology department, as the main fac­tor was 3.89 out of 5 which was 77.88%.Conclusion: Audiology group total score indicates the desirable status that can be promoted to the most desirable if SWOTs are considered.
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