IP Indian Journal of Neurosciences


Acceptance of Learning Methodology among 1st year MBBS students


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Author Details: Kirti Sharma, Sibadatta Das, Naresh Sharma, Anuradha Iyer

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-916X

Print ISSN : 2581-8236

Article First Page : 65

Article End Page : 67


Abstract

Introduction: The current scenario of health care and medical education in not up to mark in achieving its goal and objectives. The importance given to the quality of teaching in medical colleges has demanded the ways to evaluate teaching methods in the form of student surveys as a mean of assessment.
Objectives: A questionnaire based evaluation of 98 students of 1st MBBS students was conducted at SHKM Govt. Medical College regarding teaching methods. The college was established 5 years back with an intake capacity of 100 students per year.
Materials and Method: A total of 98 students of 1st MBBS voluntarily participated in the study. A questionnaire was given to them based on teaching methods, which they had to fill at their ease and to return it next day. The questionnaire was filled by the students after completion of their Pre University Exam as up to this time; they are fully acquainted with the different types of teaching methods.
Results: We found that about48% of students were aware of objectives of learning. As a method of imparting teaching, 37% of the students were in the favour of group discussion rather than inter active lectures (15%). About 33% of the students were in the favour of demonstration as inter active lectures were not fulfilling the demand of creating interest and motivation for teaching among the students. Students gave preference to quiz programme (52%) over tutorials (36%) and student seminar (12%).Teaching by Power Point Presentation (PPT) was liked by students (37%) over conventional chalk and board teaching (30%).
Conclusion: Well defined strategies as well as plans for the future are needed and should be implemented in such a way to increase interest and motivation among students.

Keywords:
Teaching Methods, Medical Education, 1st MBBS students