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Evaluating the Viewpoints of Postgraduate Health Students of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences toward the Effectiveness of Health Safety and Environment Workshop in 2020


It is necessary for managers in all types of organizations to take an appropriate training approach in order to maintain and promote health, achieve safety, and prevent environmental damages. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Health Safety and Environment training workshops from the students’ point of view to inform the relevant officials about the participants’ opinions and make efficient decisions in order to improve the quality of training courses in the field of health, safety, and environment. A qualitative study was conducted using face-to-face or telephone interviews with a purposeful number of 37 students studying at the faculty of the health of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences. To analyze data, thematic analysis using a framework approach was applied. Findings related to the students’ viewpoint about the effectiveness of the HSE workshop were presented in six main themes including satisfaction with the educational content, awareness about HSE concepts before the workshop, the importance of HSE subject in the participants’ field of study, important topics presented in the workshop, experience from HSE workshop, major workshop problems, and solutions. Based on the study results, one of the key objectives of all medical universities should be training their students about health and safety matters to potentially prepare them for future job positions with maximum safe behaviors in workplaces. In fact, medical universities play a key role in developing the health and safety knowledge of students helping them in protecting themselves while working in hazardous working conditions.

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Health Safety Environment Workshop Effectiveness Students

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Souri S, Zaroushani V, Nejatifar Z, Rafiei S. Evaluating the Viewpoints of Postgraduate Health Students of Qazvin University of Medical Sciences toward the Effectiveness of Health Safety and Environment Workshop in 2020. Int J Occup Hyg. 2021;13(3):199-207.