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ASSESSMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY TEACHING - A CRITICAL APPRAISAL BY MEDICAL SCHOOL LEARNERS

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Author(s): Parimala K, Subash KR, Jagan N, Vijay Kumar S, Viswanathan S, Chandrasekhar M

Journal: International Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences
ISSN 2319-5886

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 124;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Medical education | Pharmacology Assessment | Medical school learners

ABSTRACT
Background: Students feedback is an indicator of the success of any teaching methodology followed in a department. Aim: To identify strengths and weaknesses in the current teaching-learning and evaluation methodology in pharmacology using feedback from second MBBS students in Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute. Materials and Methods: Questionnaire was designed and finalised after a departmental discussion in concurrence with the Medical Education Unit. The study subjects were 115 (2011batch) second-year medical students. They were requested to fill the questionnaire. A 10-item multiple choice questionnaires were used to explore the student’s opinion on teaching. The questionnaires were analyzed. Results: 115 II M.B.B.S students participated and descriptive statistics was used for analysis of data. The analysis revealed 82.82%, 72.17% and 93.64% student’s interest towards writing classification of drugs, weekly test and viva-voice respectively. Conclusion: The present study has helped us to elicit the student preference regarding pharmacology teaching and its outcome would be helpful in modifying undergraduate pharmacology teaching patterns.

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