Exploring level of use of ICT in medical education in Kenyan public universities

  • E.R. Rajula

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the extent of use of ICT in medical education.

Design: A descriptive study

Setting: College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi

Subjects: Academic staff.

Results: The data-gathering tool exhibited appropriate reliability (Cronbach’salfpha= 0.91). The response scores were moderate (mean: 72.40),the factor that accounted for the greatest variability to decision making on the use of ICT. Professional qualification, gender or age had no significant relationship with the extent of use of ICT. However, there was evidence that staff and student training on ICT, administrative support and financial availability were the major factors, which need to be looked into to enable ICT use.

Conclusion: Colleges of health sciences in Kenya need to bring fundamental changes in their curricula to incorporate ICT in their medical education and practice as well as offer ICT training for both students and faculty.

Published
2016-07-28
Section
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