Table 2

Learning, research and assessment of learning

Characteristic

Number (Percentage)


Strategies to promote understanding and learning

Structured group discussions

20 (90.9)

Peer feedback

16 (72.7)

Mentorship

15 (68.2)

Self-directed learning

21 (95.5)

Peer assessment

13 (59.1)

Portfolios

7 (31.8)

Community projects including community diagnosis

15 (68.2)


Research during community-based training

Trainees prepared with prior training in research methodology

16 (72.7)

Trainees prepared with prior training in data analysis

17 (77.3)

Trainees prepared with prior training in report writing

18 (81.8)

Trainees have facilities for literature review (print media)

13 (59.1)

Trainees have facilities for literature review (electronic resources)

7 (31.8)

There is a research component

10 (45.5)

There is operations research

5 (22.7)

Site tutors are involved (participate)

7 (31.8)

There is community diagnosis

9 (40.9)

Research is assessed and marks are awarded

9 (40.9)

Research is conducted as a follow up on community diagnosis

7 (31.8)

CBE sites/community get feedback on findings

6 (27.2)


Assessment methods used

Activities are observed and assessment given with feedback

21 (95.5)

Using log books

10 (45.5)

Using oral reports (debriefing)

19 (86.4)

Using peer assessment

17 (77.3)

Using written reports

21 (95.5)

Using progressive examinations at the institutions

17 (77.3)

Through a summative examination at the institutions

20 (90.9)

Through presentation to a panel of examiners

6 (27.2)


Kaye et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:7   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-7

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