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Acta Inform Med. 2015 Apr;23(2):108-12. doi: 10.5455/aim.2015.23.108-112. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Information technology - a tool for development of the teaching process at the faculty of medicine, university of sarajevo.

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Information Technologies, taking slow steps, have found its application in the teaching process of Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo. Online availability of the teaching content is mainly intended for users of the Bologna process.

AIM:

The aim was to present the level of use of information technologies at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, comparing two systems, old system and the Bologna process, and to present new ways of improving the teaching process, using information technology.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The study included the period from 2012 to 2014, and included 365 students from the old system and the Bologna Process. Study had prospective character.

RESULTS:

Students of the old system are older than students of the Bologna process. In both systems higher number of female students is significantly present. All students have their own computers, usually using the Office software package and web browsers. Visits of social networks were the most common reason for which they used computers. On question if they know to work with databases, 14.6% of students of the old system responded positively and 26.2% of students of the Bologna process answered the same. Students feel that working with databases is necessary to work in primary health care. On the question of the degree of computerization at the university, there were significant differences between the two systems (p <0.05). When asked about the possibility of using computers at school, there were no significant differences between the two systems. There has been progress of that opportunity from year to year. Students of Bologna process were more interested in the introduction of information technology, than students of old system. 68.7% of students of the Bologna process of generation 2013-2014, and 71.3% of generation 2014-2015, believed that the subject of Medical Informatics, the same or similar name, should be included in the new reform teaching process of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo.

CONCLUSION:

Information technologies can help the development of the teaching process, and represent attractive and accessible tool in the process of modernization and progress.

KEYWORDS:

Bologna process; Faculty of Medicine Sarajevo; Information Technologies

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