International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 2469-2472

Date of Publication: 30-06-2016



Acharya Veena Anand *, Pushpa N B .

Assistant Professors, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.

Address: Dr Acharya Veena Anand, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, JSS Medical College, Mysuru- 570015, Karnataka, India.


Introduction: Practical demonstration for histology is still being done using traditional methods in most of the medical colleges in this digital era. Teacher begins the class with pre-practical briefing, and then draws diagram on the board, discuss slide in small groups & finally correct record books. Teacher attends student individually for any clarifications. Time constraints often may not permit the teacher to attend everyone. The present study evaluates the development & evaluation of combined use of pre- practical briefing, conventional microscopy, flex-board image & electronic slide display that make practical demonstration easy and effective.
Objective: To evaluate students & teachers perception regarding the new histology practical teaching approach by analysing responses to Likert scale based questionnaires.
Methodology: Questionnaire based survey was undertaken on 1st MBBS students with sample size of 60 students & 4 teachers  from Department of Anatomy, JSS Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India. Exam slides procured from the department were photographed using camera while focussed under light microscope. These slides were presented in demo class electronically. Grading of parameters was done with structured Likert scale. Data was collected & analysed for results.
Results: Survey stated that encouraging results were found among teachers & students while using electronic media for slide display & flex board images for pre-practical briefing.
Conclusion: Time management was found to be very effective during histology practicals.  Technical problems may be there while using electronic media but student acceptance is wonderful with this method. Further ease of demonstration with more advanced equipment like trinocular microscopes is already used in few colleges while other medical colleges need upgradation.
Key Words: Pre- practical briefing, Flex board image, Electronic slide display, Conventional microscopy.


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Acharya Veena Anand, Pushpa N B. INNOVATION IN HISTOLOGY PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION: STUDENTS AND TEACHERS VIEW POINT. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(2):2469-2472. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.410




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