Development and validation of Manipal Inventory for Curriculum Evaluation (MICE): A comprehensive tool for evaluation of hybrid medical curriculum

Authors

  • Asha Vashe Division of Physiology, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
  • Vasudha Devi Department of Pharmacology and Centre for Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India-576104
  • Vinod Pallath Medical Education and Research Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Reem Rachel Abraham Department of Physiology, American University School of Medicine Aruba (AUSOMA), Wilhelminastraat 59, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Asha Kamath Department of Data Science, Prasanna School of Public Health (PSPH), Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i1.61863

Keywords:

Curriculum evaluation; physiology; medical curriculum; medical students; questionnaire development

Abstract

Background: In outcome-based education, the components of the curriculum must facilitate the students to attain expected outcomes. Hence, it is imperative to evaluate the components of the curriculum.

Objective: The study aimed to develop and validate a comprehensive questionnaire, Manipal Inventory for Curriculum Evaluation (MICE) to evaluate the outcomes of a hybrid physiology curriculum.

Methods: The development and validation of the questionnaire consisted of three stages. The first stage comprised generation of items through literature survey. A three-round modified Delphi technique was used in the second stage to gain consensus across the eleven panel members about the items in the questionnaire. The resulted questionnaire was administered to volunteers from first year undergraduate medical students which comprised the third stage. Principal Component Analysis with Varimax rotation and Kaiser Normalization, and Chronbach’s alpha were performed to analyze the data.

Results: The preliminary questionnaire had two sections; section one had forty seven items, and section two had six items. After the Delphi rounds, the first section had only forty three items, however, there were no changes in the second section. Factor analysis of the first section resulted in seven factors. One item did not load on any of the components, and hence it was dropped from the questionnaire. Overall reliability was found to be 0.898 for Cronbach’s alpha.

Conclusions: The questionnaire MICE was developed with two sections, one focusing on overall curriculum and the other on outcomes. On validation, it was found that the questionnaire had acceptable levels of validity and reliability.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol. 22 No. 01 January’23 Page : 47-56

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Published

2023-01-01

How to Cite

Vashe, A., Devi, V. ., Pallath, V. ., Abraham, R. R. ., & Kamath, A. (2023). Development and validation of Manipal Inventory for Curriculum Evaluation (MICE): A comprehensive tool for evaluation of hybrid medical curriculum. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 22(1), 47–56. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v22i1.61863

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