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:: Volume 10, Issue 4 (2019) ::
Research in Medical Education 2019, 10(4): 61-69 Back to browse issues page
Comparison of the Educational System and Curriculum of Masters of Pediatric Nursing in Iran and Toronto, Canada: A Comparative Study
M Aghaei , M Roshanzadeh , A Tajabadi *
Emergency medical services dept,paramedical school, sabzevar university of medical sciences Sabzevar, Iran alitaj58@gmail.com , alitaj58@gmail.com
Abstract:   (5846 Views)
Introduction: Nursing education as part of the higher education system exapands  rapidly in the world in recent decades.Neglecting of the quality of educational contents and efficacy of graduated is an important cocerned. Due attention to few studies have been done on comparing the educational structure of the MSc nursing school of pediatric in Iran with other countries, this study aimed to compare the MSc nursing curriculum for pediatric in Iran and Toronto.
Method: This descriptive - comparative study was carried out in 2018. In order to comparing  the elements of the Iranian and Canadian MSc nursing curriculum for pediatric, necessary data  wsa collected through Internet search and the four-step model of George Beredy was used to  compare curriculum.
Result:Results show that curriculum in both faculties is full-time, in-person, and emphasis on student-centered principal. At the nursing faculty of Toronto, more emphasis is placed on students creativity and students participation in education,  also, evidence-based education and  research are among the core elements of their curriculum. Regarding the structure of the course and acceptance conditions, there are many differences, but in general there are similarities in goals, roles and abilities. The leadership role of graduated students and professional cross-border education are Toronto curriculum profile.
Conclusion: The MSc curriculum of Pediatric nursing in Iran compared to the University of Toronto needs to be modified in light of the growing needs of this field and the expectations of graduates. Therefore, it is recommended to strengthening educational program, the curriculum of Pediatric nursing in Iran follows the world-wide educational standards according to its educational bases.
Keywords: Comparative study, Curriculum, Master, Pediatric Nursing, Canada, Iran
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Aghaei M, Roshanzadeh M, tajabadi A. Comparison of the Educational System and Curriculum of Masters of Pediatric Nursing in Iran and Toronto, Canada: A Comparative Study. Research in Medical Education 2019; 10 (4) :61-69
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