Quality Assurance

  • Social Accountability
  • Program Evaluation
  • Quality Standards

Social Accountability

 

Faculty of Medicine, KMITL quality assurance and social accountability are conducted according to National Academic Act 1999, chapter 6, Item 47-49. The internal quality assurance is to be conducted yearly and external quality assurance is to be conducted every 5 years. AS a part of the internal quality assurance, Faculty of Medicine, KMITL have to annually review and report criteria 1, indicator 1.1 to the Office of Commission of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.

Faculty of Medicine, KMITL quality system also adopt the quality framework of Education Performance Excellence (EdPEx) criteria. These frameworks are an educational quality system to be used by Medical Council of Thailand.

Program Evaluation

 

Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs is responsible for program evaluation. The evaluation processes cover both internal and external review. For internal process, The Faculty of Medicine, KMITL has a multi-level program for continuous curriculum monitoring. The overall curriculum monitoring scheme is as follow:

1.  Course level.

Opinion and satisfaction towards curriculum implementation (teaching method, learning experience, educational resource, etc.) are gathered at the end of each course. Online and offline system will be used. Obtained data will be analysed and reviewed. Course outcome will be assessed based on students’ performance. Item analysis will be performed to identify the areas of weakness.

2. Year / Phase level.

Routine meeting is scheduled for evaluating the progress and outcome of each year and each phase. Addition survey will be conducted to assess the satisfaction of staffs and students.

3. Program level.

Overall program evaluation is to be performed by annually collecting the information from lecturers, students, graduates, employers, health professionals as well as related stakeholders. Annual retreat is scheduled at the end of each academic year to review the information.

In addition, staffs and students can give their comments via The Faculty of Medicine website.

The Faculty of Medicine, KMITL is also subjected to be reviewed by external organizations. These organizations include Consortium of Thai Medical Schools, Commission of Higher Education.

Quality Standards

 

Postgraduate study (both medical specialties and PhD) requires effective critical thinking and self-direct learning skills as well as good discipline-specific background knowledge. These are included in The Faculty of Medicine, KMITL outcomes (professional competencies, the 21st century skills, research competencies and internationalization).

Research and innovation are prime focus of The Faculty of Medicine, KMITL. Our curriculum aims to foster our students to develop scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills in order to prepare to capable biomedical researcher. Several research activities including individual research thesis are included in the curriculum.