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Students` intentions to the next educational and qualification degree

Valia Dimitrova, Slavena Ilieva

Abstract

Introduction: Upgrading the education profile to the next qualification degree became an opportunity in the late 90`s, when the Health Care Management program was established and accredited in medical universities.
Aim: The aim of this paper is to observe the intentions of Midwife graduates from the Medical University of Varna to upgrade the already received education.
Materials and Methods: A research was conducted among Midwife graduates from the Medical University of Varna (28) in June, 2017 using a direct individual survey. The methods used were as follows: documentary, sociological - survey, statistical and graphical.
Results and Discussion: The students have rated highly the quality and the organization of the education in the Midwife program at the Medical University of Varna. The majority of them show signs of development in the profession as midwives, have a clear vision of their first employer (71.43%) and are convinced that the bachelor degree in their basic education will help them with a better future professional realization (78.57%). The most motivational factors for continuing to the next qualification degree are the better future opportunities for realization (92.86%) and increasing the scope of knowledge (42.86%). The majority of the students show intention to choose the Masters` program, available at the Medical University of Varna.
Conclusion: Midwife students from the Medical University of Varna have a positive attitude towards learning and improving the acquired knowledge and skills and have the intention to upgrade their education in the next qualification level (78.56%), which will increase their acquired knowledge and skills (71.43%).
The students are aware that taking the decision to continue their education to the next qualification degree is a very important step towards their better future career development and practicing the profession.


Keywords

students; education; next level of professional qualification

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/vmf.v6i0.5470

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