Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College, Mosul University


Introduction: Medical Ethics (MEs) education in the College of Medicine/ University of Mosul was very traditional in the form of theoretical lectures with no clinical integration or practical ethics training for the students. Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess students' knowledge about the current MEs teaching at College of Medicine/ University of Mosul. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted in College of Medicine/ University of Mosul during the academic year 2013-2014. Across-sectional study design was adopted with a standardized self-administered questionnaire form distributed to 6th class undergraduate medical students. Results: The overall satisfaction for MEs course assessment questionnaire in the present study was (35.5%). According to the results about one fifth (22%) and less than one third (28.8%) of the students only supposed that MEs course they received had helped them to develop their problem solving skill and sharpened their analytic skills consequently. On the other hand, (72.9%) thought that there are no difficulties of getting through the course by just working hard around the examination, and (49.2%) assumed that feedback on students work was usually provided in the form of marks and grades. Their preference to teaching and assessment methods in the present study revealed in general no significant agreement on a single best method. Conclusions: Medical Students exposed their unsatisfaction regarding MEs course that they have been received. Actions regarding reviewing and reforming of the current MEs teaching became crucial which satisfy students' needs and the contemporary requirements of medical students' graduation.