Survey of assessment of teaching learning methods for physiology among undergraduate medical students at a university.
Keywords:First Year MBBS Students, Preferences, Questionnaire, Teaching Learning Methods
Objective: To assess preference of first year MBBS students about teaching learning strategy used in Physiology course. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC). Period: October-December 2019. Material & Methods: A detailed questionnaire was given to the students of first year MBBS aged 19-21 years. Results: The ideal teaching method for learning physiology was found to be tutorials (70%). The ideal teaching aid for understanding physiology was agreed by (45%) of the students to be white board and marker followed by power point presentation (25%). The ideal duration of time for a lecture found to be was 45 minutes (55%). The ideal duration of time for a small group discussion was 45 minutes (60%) and preferred time slots for lectures was early morning 9am to 10:30am which was agreed by most of the students (80%) and for tutorials was 11am-1pm which was agreed by (55%) of the students. Preferred timeslot for lab skills was agreed by (35%) of students to be at 2-4pm. (80%) of students agreed that the most preferred quality of teacher as perceived by students is their ability to teach followed by knowledge (70%). Conclusion: This study results conclude that students prefer student centered teaching learning strategies in order to learn physiology.
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