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Zandi B, Mosavinezhad R, Ahmadi GH A, Jamalzade M. Studying the Educational Needs of Shiraz Medical Sciences University Staff: A need for a Suitable Educational Model and Human Resource Development. Journal of Health Chimes. 2013; 1 (2) :70-76
URL: http://jms.thums.ac.ir/article-1-42-en.html

Abstract:   (6342 Views)

Background: The present research aimed to study the educational needs of Shiraz Medical Sciences University Staff (Administrative staff).

Materials and Method: This is a descriptive – applied study conducted among different faculties of medical university with 184 statistical samples.

Sampling is based on a stratified sampling and collecting date was done by a questionnaire including 30-oraly asked questions dealing with knowledge level, skill, and attitude of educational periods and staff`s needs. The validity of the method was confirmed by experts and authorities and its reliability was estimated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient formula (α) at 94‰.

Results: In determining the optimal state of knowledge level, skill and attitude, the following averages were gained: the ability to apply information technology (IT) to pursue organizational goals with an average of 12.99, familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data with an average of 7.79, and influence of change and using new methods to improve organizational activities with an average of 7.72. Regarding the present study, familiarity with performing their own work with an average of 4.04, performing duties in the shortest time with an average of 3.93, influence of change and using new methods for improving activities with an average of 4.25 were some other findings. Also, regarding the gap between the existing and optimal state, the biggest gaps were as follows: familiarity with the seven skills with an average of 4.27, skill in applying statistical analysis with an average of .98, and influence of change and using new methods on organizational activities with an average of 3.47.

Conclusion: There was a meaningful difference between the existing and optimal state.  A necessity of holding short-time educational periods, making qualitative changes, and preparing a power of replacing human resources using this very educational periods were felt.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/04/10 | Accepted: 2014/04/10 | Published: 2014/04/10

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