Educational Research in Medical Sciences

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A Strategic Approach to the Effectiveness Evaluation of Higher Education Curricula: Implications for Medical Education

Jafar Torkzadeh 1 and Fahimeh Keshavarzi 1 , *
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1 Department of Educational Administration and Planning, School of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
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  • Educational Research in Medical Sciences: December 31, 2018, 7 (2); e82386
  • Published Online: January 6, 2019
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: July 19, 2018
  • Revised: November 3, 2018
  • Accepted: November 4, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/erms.82386

To Cite: Torkzadeh J , Keshavarzi F. A Strategic Approach to the Effectiveness Evaluation of Higher Education Curricula: Implications for Medical Education, Educ Res Med Sci. 2018 ; 7(2):e82386. doi: 10.5812/erms.82386.

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2. Evidence Acquisition
3. Results
4. Discussion
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