Background: The aim of the study was to determine the theoretical and practical training evaluations of senior students in Public Health Internship and compare the evaluations at the beginning and end of the internship.
Methods: Study was conducted in two stages with senior students in Public Health Internship of Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in the 2017-2018 academic year. The study questionnaire was prepared including the practices performed in Public Health Internship. The study group consisted of all students(184) who had internship along one year. The same questionnaire was applied both at the beginning and end of the internship. Students' opinions about whether the trainings would be useful were evaluated at the beginning of the internship and their thoughts about whether the trainings were useful or not were evaluated at the end. Chi-square and Wilcoxon tests were used to compare dependent samples. Statistical significance was accepted as p≤0.05.
Results: The score(53.4±9.6) about the beneficial of trainings at the end of the internship was significantly higher than at the beginning of the internship score(51.5±7.0, p=0.002). At the beginning of the internship 62.9% of the students thought that they would be satisfied with the internship while at the end of the internship the percentage of satisfied students was 73.1%(p<0.001). At the end of the internship satisfaction with the applications in ‘’scientific research process’’ and ‘’theoretical knowledge sessions’’ groups were higher than the beginning of the internship(p<0.001). At the end of the internship satisfaction with the applications in ‘’health services and practices’’ group were lower than the beginning of the internship(p=0.002).
Conclusions: Approximately three-quarters of students were satisfied with the Public Health internship. As the total of the scores given increased compared to the beginning of the internship, it was concluded that the internship generally met the students' expectations.
|Subjects||Health Care Sciences and Services|
|Journal Section||Original Article|
|Publication Date||April 30, 2020|
|Application Date||June 24, 2019|
|Acceptance Date||November 14, 2019|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020, Volume 19, Issue 57|