• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 1, Pages: 1-5

Original Article

A Study on the Biomedical Ethics among University Students with Consideration for Categories of Major


This study is performed to prepare baseline data searching of educational necessity and directions for the establishment of desirable ethics and has worked on surveying biomedical ethics among university students of healthcare departments and non-healthcare departments. This is a descriptive research based on inquiry of junior and senior students in four-yearcourse university located in C and D provinces. The data gathering period is from 17th of March, 2014 to 31st of March, 2014. The research tool is a inquiry scale of surveying biomedical ethics which is developed by S. J. Kwon. It consists of a total of 66 questions and is Likert type 4 points scale. The reliability of this study is Cronbach’s α = 0.82. We analyzed the data using SPSS/WIN 18.0 statistical program and used descriptive statistics, T-test, and ANOVA. The results of the study are as follows. The overall average for biomedical ethics among health care department students is 140.18 (SD = 11.50) and that among non-health-care department students is 98.77 (SD = 12.99). This shows that nursing department students give higher statistical significance level against non-health-care department students but this result considerably includes discord factor which can change their values depending on situations and confusion in values. Thus, it is necessary to consider arbitration plan to promote biomedical ethics toward health care department students.
Keywords: Biomedical Ethics, University Student 


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