Nutrition is recognised as an integral aspect of Australian medical education.
Since medical students will learn more of a subject they consider important, there is a need for their perceptions of nutrition to be investigated.
To identify final year medical students'perceptions about nutrition and its inclusion in their medical course, and to compare priority nutrition topics identified with those previously identified by Faculty and General Practitioners (GPs) who teach in the undergraduate curriculum.
A cross-sectional survey of all final year medical students attending the University of Newcastle was conducted, using a distributed questionnaire, comprising three sections : demographics, perceptions about nutrition and its inclusion in the medical course, and a listing of 38 major nutrition topics.
Interest in nutrition, and whether it should be included in the undergraduate medical curriculum ; rated importance of listed nutrition topics ; comparison between students and Faculty and GPs.
Frequency distributions and Chi square analyses were used to compare group responses.
Seventy-one per cent of the students were interested in nutrition and 94% believed it should be included in the medical curriculum.
More than 60% of the students nominated 21 of the 38 topics essential or important. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Nutrition, Perception, Evaluation, Connaissance, Alimentation, Etudiant, Médecine, Australie, Océanie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nutrition, Perception, Evaluation, Knowledge, Feeding, Student, Medicine, Australia, Oceania, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0037798
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 21/05/1997.