A Successful Physics Course Within a Traditional Medical Program

Isaacs G. and Manley S. (1992) A Successful Physics Course Within a Traditional Medical Program. Higher Education Research & Development, 11 1: 61-72. doi:10.1080/0729436920110106

Author Isaacs G.
Manley S.
Title A Successful Physics Course Within a Traditional Medical Program
Journal name Higher Education Research & Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8366
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/0729436920110106
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 61
End page 72
Total pages 12
Subject 3304 Education
Abstract The problem of teaching physics to students in the early years of a traditional medical course, while not well covered in the recent literature, is a difficult one. Here we describe one medical school’s attempts over a period of more than ten years to do so successfully. The final, successful, attempt is explained in some detail. In the process of investigation it was found that there is a minimal correlation between students’ avowed level of interest in a subject and their perceptions of its difficulty (about -0.4), but a strong correlation between their perceptions of a subject’s relevance to clinical studies and their avowed interest in die subject (about 0.95). Anecdotal evidence and comments written on evaluation questionnaires suggest that this correlation may well reflect a causal chain, a conclusion of considerable importance for course designers.
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