Methods of blueprint of a pediatric course in innovative curriculum


Author(s): Karimeldin M. A. Salih, Jaber Al-faifi, Mohammed Abbas, Mushabab A Alghamdi and Assad Ali Rezigalla*

Background: A valid assessment should consider well weightage content. Many methods can be used to determine the weightage in the blueprint. The study aims to compare three methods of blueprint weightage utilizing paediatrics courses.

Methods: The study design was a cross-sectional descriptive conducted at the department of paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Bisha. The weightages of the examination blueprint were calculated according to the numbers of specific learning outcomes, contact hours, and importance. Descriptive statistics using SPSS version 21 was used. The null hypothesis will be rejected when the p-value is equal to or less than 0.05.

Results and discussion: No significant difference was found in weightage for the blueprint, whether using the number of specific learning outcomes, contact hours, or importance of the themes or topics (p-values were less than 0.05).

Conclusion: Weightage of the blueprint can be done in a flexible and relevant method. No significant difference was reported between the three methods.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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