M R Al-Na'ama's scientific contributions

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The present study was undertaken to evaluate the competence of rotating residents in handling clinical problems, falling under the purview of the major clinical disciplines, which they come across during their routine work. Three hundred and one rotating residents (55% of the total) who graduated in June 1981 from the four universities of Iraq, nam...
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Health centres, the linchpin of primary health care, do not always fill their intended role, often because of failure to make best use of the available manpower. Job analyses carried out in Iraq indicate that half of the outpatients do not require the expertise of a physician, who could with advantage spend more time with inpatients.
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The aim of the study was to obtain the students' views on the current system of medical education with focus on training and evaluation in the College of Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq. The data were gathered by circulation of a questionnaire to students belonging to all the classes (1 to 6 years). An attempt was made to look for trends in st...

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... An activity analysis camed out in the health Performance analysis centres of Basrah in Iraq (Joseph et al., 1981) showed that the doctor working in a health centre and functioning as a team leader is called upon to handle a wide range of problems+linical, managerial and organizational. The study further pointed out that he/she had not only to handle a large outpatient load which comprised common morbidity problems but was also required to handle a wide range of clinical problems that necessitated a relatively high order of clinical competence as part of his routine patient care responsibilities in the casualty department and in the ward setting. ...
... The programme adopted the educational strategies of Harvard Medical School (the New Pathway) (18) and those of the WHO (17) and designed its own community needs programme content based on Iraq's Ministry of Health priorities (19). A study in 1981 conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of Iraqi doctors who had graduated from the existing medical colleges using 2 tools: patient management problems and assessment of the resident's daily performance by their supervising clinicians (20). It showed that only 4% of residents were able to obtain the minimum level of competence in dealing with common cases according to the patient management problems, compared with two-thirds of residents through evaluation by their supervisors. ...
... This created both an emotional and psychomotor connection to the content covered and thus allowed for better retention and content assimilation. This is supported by a study conducted by Al-Na'ama et al. and Jabbar et al. [12,13] Students highly prized discipline, 57.5% strongly agreed, and 30% agreed that discipline in class and throughout times of learning is of great importance. Students react well to a structured and disciplined environment where an authoritative figure (the lecturer) maintains class discipline. ...