Teaching attitudes among teachers at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya

Jakiyah, D. and Jerilee, M.K.A. and Mazkiah, B. and Mohd, H.I. and El-Sabban, F. (1999) Teaching attitudes among teachers at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 4 (1). pp. 51-57. ISSN 1823-7339,


Download (397kB)
Official URL: http://jummec.um.edu.my


This paper involves the obtained results of an 'Elective Program' project which was carried out by Phase I Medical Students of the 1998-1999 academic year at the Faculty of Medicine (POM), University of Malaya (UM). A questionnaire was designed to survey the attitudes of teachers at FOM-UM, the subject of choice of a 4 student group who were supervised by a faculty member. Students obtained a list of faculty members (teachers) of all academic departments from the Dean's Office and rehearsed their interviewing skills prior to collecting the data of the questionnaire, within a 1-week period. Respondents were 146 out of 275 in total (53%), which included all academic ranks and clinical and non-clinical teachers. Results showed that respondents were well qualified, have enough teaching experience and teach in a variety of forms. All teachers liked to teach and were motivated; however, 15% felt unhappy about their teaching and 6% did not think that their teaching was effective. The majority (96%) of teachers liked their teaching to be evaluated and many revealed several means to assist and motivate students. Teachers felt that there was room for improvement in the aspect of student-teacher interactions. Results of this project revealed that POM-UM is well endowed by qualified, motivated and caring teachers who wish for better interactions with their students.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: University of Malaya. Faculty of Medicine. Dept. of Physiology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching Attitudes; Faculty of Medicine; Elective Program; Medical Teachers
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 07:46
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 04:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2086

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item