Enzyme Course: Contents, Coverage and Studentsâ€™ Feedback on Course and Teacher
Keywords:Enzymes, course, evaluation, syllabus, quality assurance
This study focuses on the first semester course on Enzymes, as taught in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The course outline and detailed course content have been provided, likewise the instructorâ€™s mode of delivery of lectures. The study provides an avenue for studentsâ€™ evaluation of one of the core courses taughtÂ in the first semester, Enzymes I. The evaluation was done by two different final year groups of two programmes, Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology (34 students) and Department of Food Science and Technology (17 students). The respondents evaluated the course content (scope and relevance), instructorâ€™s mode of delivery and ranking of instructor. Both groups of students found the course content to be adequate and relevant, and identified some topics as interesting or otherwise. The overall performance of the instructor was rated very high. The study has brought out the views of students on a course and its mode of delivery, which would assist in the future revision of syllabus, as part of the continuous quality assurance programme.
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