Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 4.1 (October 2019)

Page No.: 7029-7032

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.295


Krishnaveni S 1, Rahe R *2, Johnson W.M.S 3.

1 Assistant Professor, Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical college, Chennai, India.

*2 Assistant Professor, Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical college, Chennai, India.

3 Professor and Head Department of Anatomy, Anatomy Sree Balaji Medical college, Chennai, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr Rahe Ramachandran, Assistant Professor – Department of Anatomy, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, No: 7 CLC works road, Chrompet, Chennai – 600044. Tamil Nadu, India. E-Mail: drrahee12@gmail.com


Background: Teaching medical students the subject of Anatomy has always been a challenging task. This study was conducted to understand the student’s perspective of the various methodologies of teaching and learning in Anatomy.

Materials and methods: This study was done in Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. In this study a  questionnaire was prepared, where in there were 12 questions, which was circulated to the MBBS students of 1st year and second year. The questionnaire had questions as to which modality of teaching gives better understanding of Anatomy. The results obtained were tabulated.

Results: The results showed that cadaveric dissection gave better understanding. A power point presentation on a topic followed by dissection of same topic was well appreciated. Students preferred small group teaching with wet and dry specimens to didactic lectures using power point.  A good feedback was obtained for problem based learning also.

Conclusion/ Implication: After analyzing the observations it can be concluded that small group teaching in the form of cadaveric dissection or demonstration is the method which the students feel is best to understand Anatomy. Problem based learning also has conferred a lot of advantages in making the students analyze and correlate Anatomy with its clinical implications. The modern methods of teaching anatomy in lecture hall with power point presentation or virtual anatomy is only a supportive method to understand anatomy.

KEY WORDS: Questionnaire, dissection, problem based learning, cadaver.


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Cite this article: Krishnaveni S, Rahe R, Johnson W.M.S. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS TEACHING LEARNING METHODOLOGIES IN ANATOMY. Int J Anat Res 2019;7(4.1):7029-7032. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.295