Usage of Students’ Potential in Biomedical and Health Care Research in Bosnia and HerzegovinaEmir Begagic1, Nermin Duzic2, Zlatan Memic1, Nemanja Arandelovic4, Anida Celebic1, Hakija Beculic3
1Medical faculty, University of Zenica, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2Department of Genetics and Bioengineering, Inernational Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Department of neurosurgery, Cantonal Hospital Zenica, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4Medical faculty, European University Kallos, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Objective: To provide relevant insight into the current degree of usage of the research potential of students of biomedical sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Keywords: biomedical, research, students, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Method: The chosen data collection method was online surveying via Google search engine. The target group were students of biomedical sciences in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The surveying was conducted in July 2019, and responses were subjected to descriptive statistics.
Results: Although the majority of participants claimed that they were familiar with the seminar and scientific papers writing methodology and that the related course is available in their faculty’s curriculum, the quality of such courses may be questioned as the majority of study participants self-reported that they do not possess or did not posses necessary knowledge for writing and publishing a scientific paper. Also, the majority of respondents reported that they have never participated in any scientific research, which questions the involvement of students in scientific research in our country as well. More than half of respondents were actively reading scientific papers, but a third of them did not have that habit. Two-thirds of students reported that they have never attended any scientific event where they could learn more about the scientific research methods. Inadequate awareness of the importance of research, lack of students’ interest in making a research, and lack of knowledge were characterized as main obstacles in conducting scientific research according to survey responses.
Conclusion: Information obtained through research indicate that the student potential in scientific research in Bosnia and Herzegovina has not been used in its maximal capacity, requiring several steps to be taken towards its improvement.
Emir Begagic, Nermin Duzic, Zlatan Memic, Nemanja Arandelovic, Anida Celebic, Hakija Beculic. Usage of Students’ Potential in Biomedical and Health Care Research in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Medeniyet Med J. 2021; 36(1): 44-51
Corresponding Author: Emir Begagic, Bosnia and Herzegovina