Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
TRAVIESO PEREZ, Maritza et al. Influence of the objective and subjective factors in Morphology-physiology discipline in Dentistry Studies. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.2, pp. 1-6. ISSN 1561-3194.
The curricular discipline of Morphology-physiology is under the influence of objective and subjective factors which limit the structuring and improvement of the new educational process. Objective: to assess the objective and subjective factors that influence on the direction of the teaching-learning process of Morphology-physiology which limits its structuring and improvement in Dentistry Studies in Pinar del Rio province. Method: a study was conducted in Morphology-physiology discipline in Dentistry Studies, Pinar del Rio from September 2007 to January 2009. The sample was comprised of 142 students, out of them, 131 from 1st academic year and 101 from 2nd academic year. The methods used were the literature revision and documentary analysis. The data collected were processed using methods and procedures of the descriptive statistics. Results: the lowest levels of academic achievements were found in the central venue in Morphology-physiology (ii and iv) discipline, as well as the poor participation of the students in award-examinations and a low quality of the examinations applied in the municipal venues. Conclusions: the academic results of Morphology-physiology discipline in Pinar del Rio province show that the educational change implies a necessary link of the students with more productive teaching methods and health services considering the current university contexts in order to achieve the excellence in the teaching-learning process.
Palabras llave : Academic achievements; educational results; municipal venues.