Introducing Physiology Practical Demonstration in Course Curriculum for First Year Nursing Students

Kalludi, Shivananda N and Maradi, Ravindra and Dhar, Murali and Babu, Raghavendra and Sathyanarayanachar, Manjunath (2013) Introducing Physiology Practical Demonstration in Course Curriculum for First Year Nursing Students. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 7 (9). pp. 1989-1991.

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Introduction: Combination of didactic lecture, practical demonstration and performing experiments by students is followed in medicine, dentistry and bachelor of pharmaceutical sciences. The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes of nursing students towards practical demonstration in physiology. Material and Methods: Seventy three nursing students of the first year underwent practical demonstration of Physiology experiments. Students indicated their agreement or disagreement with the 8 items by ticking one of the five alternative responses. Mean attitude scores were calculated for each item and for the total scale. Results: The overall mean attitude score of 3.76 was towards the favourable side. Eighty seven percent of students agreed that practical demonstration reinforces concepts. Eighty nine percent of students found practical demonstration is a good form of learning experience. Conclusion: The introduction of practical demonstration in addition to didactic lectures may help the students in understanding concepts in Physiology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Practical Demonstration; Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE); Objective Structured Practical Examination(OSPE).
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 04:02
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:48

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