EFFECT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION ON THE MORAL COMPETENCE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS

  • W. G. Abbasi Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • S. Shakir Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • M. Azhaar Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • P. Arif Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • N. Shariff Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
  • H. Syed Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University Karachi Campus
Keywords: moral competence, medical education

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of medical education on moral competence of medical students. It is hypothesized that there will be a significant effect of medical education on moral competence of medical students. 200 (N) students chosen for this study are first and final year Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelors of Surgery (MBBS) from public and private medical universities of Karachi, Pakistan.Moral Competence test by Lind (2015) is used to measure the C Score. Through statistical analysis of the data, it is found statistically significant (p<0.05) that final year medical students have low moral competence as compared to first year medical students. There is no significant effect of gender and university sector on moral competence of medical students.

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Published
2019-07-30
How to Cite
Abbasi, W., Shakir, S., Azhaar, M., Arif, P., Shariff, N., & Syed, H. (2019). EFFECT OF MEDICAL EDUCATION ON THE MORAL COMPETENCE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. Proceeding of the International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 4(1), 127-140. https://doi.org/10.17501/icoah.2017.4113