Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 8; Issue 1.2 (February 2020)

Page No.: 7300-7304

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2019.362


Krupa  Sailaja Tadepalli *1, Mohammed Awais Ahmed 2 , Raveena Paul G.R 3,  Immanuel Navin Kumar B 4, Lavanya Reddy CR 5.

*1 Associate Professor, Department Of Anatomy, Mamata Academy Of Medical Sciences, Bachupally, Telangana, India.

2 Assistant Professor, Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar, Telangana, India.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College & Hospital, Nizamabad, Telangana, India.

4 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

5 Assistant Professor, Department Of Anatomy, Maheshwara Medical College & Hospital, Chitkul (V), Near Isnapur X Roads, Patancheru, Telangana, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Krupa Sailaja Tadepalli, Associate Professor, Department Of Anatomy, Mamata Academy Of Medical Sciences, Bachupally, 500043, Telangana, India. E-Mail: drsailajatk@gmail.com


Background: A right concept has to be obtained to the medical student’s during their under-graduation period because knowledge of Anatomy forms the basic foundation for most of clinical subjects like Medicine, Surgery, OBG, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Radiology and Neurology. So, we professors need to give a clear tri-dimensional familiarity of human body using best teaching methodology. In medical education technology, there is a swift change from Blackboard to virtual simulations and other teaching methodologies. So we have taken feedback from the students so that the best teaching aid and method can be adopted to improve their academic performance. The study was designed to know the preferred one amongst teaching aids like traditional chalk & board versus Power Point Presentation among the 1st Year MBBS students.

Methods: For a period of 3 years150 MBBS students of  2016-17 batch from Malla Reddy Institute of medical sciences, Suraram, 2017-2018 batch of Maheshwara Medical College and Hospital, Chitkul village, Patancheru, and 2019-20 batch from Mamata Academy of Medical sciences, Bachupally  of Telangana state were selected and delivered Anatomy lectures for a period of 3 months. The questionnaire was prepared covering the different aspects of the lecture and was asked to voluntarily go through the questionnaire and evaluate their preferences after each class.

Results: Out of 450 students of 3 consecutive years Blackboard was preferred by 139 students, 90 students preferred PowerPoint Presentation and 183 students preferred both the teaching methods and 38 students were absent totally.

Conclusion: By using and adopting the best teaching aids the teacher can improve the academic performance of the students. Thus, there is a scope for improvisation in medical education and forming a strong basic foundation for medical graduates.

Key words: Teaching Aids, Blackboard, Power Point Presentation.


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Cite this article: Krupa Sailaja Tadepalli, Mohammed Awais Ahmed, Raveena Paul G.R, Immanuel Navin Kumar B, Lavanya Reddy CR. TEACHING AIDS AND STUDENTS PREFERENCES IN ANATOMY LECTURES IN STATE OF TELANGANA. Int J Anat Res 2020;8(1.2):7300-7304. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2019.362