The Perception of Graduates on the Curriculum for Nutrition Education A Case Study at the Faculty of Public Health at the University of Benghazi
Elfagi, Salima Abubaker
Nouh, Faiza Gaith
Elmansory, Mahfouz Ahmed
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One of the principle qualities that graduated students must possess is complete confidence and knowledge in performing their works. A comprehensive training course on a physical nutritional examination approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitian was designed for the graduates of the Nutrition Department of the College of Public Health, University of Benghazi. This research aims to study the significant differences in skills improvement. 200 graduates were enrolled in this training course. A validated questionnaire was used before and after the course. The consequences and opportunities for improving the practical skills were studied. The data were analyzed using non-parametric measurements by SPSS version 20. Result: after training, participants noted an increase in their ability to assess subcutaneous fat and muscle, fluid build-up, and malnutrition P = ≤ 0.00. There is a significant increase in graduates’ conformance 45% (n= 90) in touching patients. 50% (n=100) of graduates have increased their focus on the importance of adding medical essentials to the curriculum of the Nutrition Department. 82% (n=91) and 18% (n=36) felt that they needed more training in communication. The training program was effective in improving skills among most of the graduates.