Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2301-2303
Date of Publication: 31-05-2016
EVALUATION OF CASE-BASED TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN ANATOMY FOR UNDER GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Rameswarapu Suman Babu *1, Mergu Prasad 2.,
*1 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Medi Citi Institute of Medical Sciences, Medchal, Telangana, Telangana State, India.
Address: Dr. Rameswarapu Suman Babu, Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Narayana Medical College, Nellore-524 003, Andhra Pradesh, India. Mobile No.: +919440 713718
Anatomy should be learned as a dynamic subject for problem-solving and application in the c1inical practice towards the delivery of quality health care. Case based discussion is not only improves problem solving but also integrates the psychosocial and ethical aspects of medicine. To this purpose, we have attempted to evaluate the effectiveness of Case based teaching methodology in anatomy for exam going under graduate students. This cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was done for the period of 3 months in the Department of Anatomy at Medical College near Hyderabad. Three paper of case-based discussion modules were prepared for three different anatomic systems of the body by the trained faculty of anatomy. The study was conducted in three sessions for each module. All the students were given the questionnaire, and the response was recorded in the form of yes/no. A feedback questionnaire was adopted from The questionnaire was collected anonymously and entered into Microsoft Excel software for calculating descriptive statistics. The results of the survey are based on student's opinion of the effectiveness of CBD suggested modifications. A total of 150 students participated in this study. 28% accepted that they never formulate the learning objectives before the case discussions.68.7% agreed that the teaching materials/references or/resources were never shared among the students before the case discussion. 87.5% participants accepted the fact that in their CBD only real patients were incorporated.72% of the students agreed that content of the cased based discussion was distributed, but it never contained the direction of PBL. Case based discussion is a better approach which drives student-centered learning which incorporates integration and practical application of the knowledge of basic science. It can be a very valuable method if taken up as a novel approach along with traditional teaching method.
Key Words: Case based discussion (CBD), Anatomy, Undergraduate Medical Students.
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Rameswarapu Suman Babu, Mergu Prasad. EVALUATION OF CASE-BASED TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN ANATOMY FOR UNDER GRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2301-2303. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.200