Factors that influence the academic performance in biochemistry students who have started the medicine program of Rosario University-Colombia

R. Garzon, M. O. Rojas, L. del Riesgo, M. Pinzon, A. L. Salamanca

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Introduction. The analysis of the students' academic achievement in a higher education institution together with the different factors that affect the student's performance generates answers to the questions that the people involved in the teaching process commonly ask themselves. This analysis is therefore, an excellent way to find and propose solutions in order to improve the student's performance. Subjects and methods. The association between the students' academic performance and the academic and demographic factors was determined in the first level of Biochemistry. Two methodologies were used for this purpose. The first one, a numerical analysis based on the partial and final grades, and a second categorical method based on the final success (≥ 3.0) or failure (<3.0) on the subject. Results. A positive and statistically significant correlation was found when the academic performance in Biochemistry, the general and specific results of the state test (natural sciences and mathematics), the institutional scholarship status and entering the Medicine program without pre-university courses was analyzed. Factors, such as coming from different schools and the city of origin, do not affect significantly the performance in any of the analyses. Conclusions. Academic performance in Biochemistry is directly affected by factors involving the individual student's skills while the demographical factors are not involved. © Viguera Editores SL 2010.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)85-96
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónEducacion Medica
EstadoPublished - jun 1 2010

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Factors that influence the academic performance in biochemistry students who have started the medicine program of Rosario University-Colombia. / Garzon, R.; Rojas, M. O.; del Riesgo, L.; Pinzon, M.; Salamanca, A. L.

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Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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