Parameters of student success of the physiotherapy Department, TEI of patras in specialty lectures

Sofia Lampropoulou, Christos Theodoropoulos, Giannis Tachoulas, Evdokia Billis, Maria Moutzouri, Konstantina Vasiliadi, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Ilias Tsepis

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Aim: The aim of the present research is to find the parameters that associate with students success in the Physiotherapy Department of a Greek University at specialty lectures. Methodology: A closed questions - of Likert-type rating scale - questionnaire was distributed to undergraduate Physiotherapy students of TEI of Patras who had been examined in specialty lectures of last semester at least one time. The questionnaire was divided in two units with 1) demographic data, general data about preference selection of faculty and previous clinical experience 2) data about the delivery methods of the theories, the lecturers communicability, compliance with the schedule, assessing objectivity, the active role of stu-dents, their presence in lectures, building settlements and technical equipment. Results: 200 questionnaires were distributed, 165 were filled in (71 men, 94 women, 63% of the sample was at age of 21-23 years). Specialty lectures with practical part (clinical placements) had the smallest percentage (14%) of failure (grade<5). The students grades were not associated with the extra students occupation (X22=14.21, p>0.05), the systematic way of their studying (X22=13.69, p>0.05), their participation in Physiotherapy seminars (X22=8.84, p>0.05) (X22=14.16, p>0.05), but with the lecturers communicability (X22=30.09, p=0.018), the lecturer's compliance with the schedule and the syllabus (X22=26.49, p=0.047), the active role of students during the lectures (X22=26.98, p=0.042) and the objectivity of assessment (X22=32.79, p=0.008). Conclusions: The active participation of students and lecturers in academic procedure affect the students success in specialty lectures of Physiotherapy Department and highlight the necessity for collaboration and interaction between lecturers and students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-181
Number of pages11
JournalEpitheorese Klinikes Farmakologias kai Farmakokinetikes
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Higher Education
  • Specialty lectures
  • Success parameters


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