Student and faculty perspectives on Laboratory Based Learning (LBL) sessions in Physiology

Vashe, Asha and Abraham, Reem Rachel and Torke, Sharmila and Pallath, Vinod and Kamath, Asha (2012) Student and faculty perspectives on Laboratory Based Learning (LBL) sessions in Physiology. South ‐ East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 6 (2). pp. 1-7.

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Objective: To explore students’ and faculty members’ perspectives regarding LBL sessions-the gaps/pitfalls- to explore possi bilities for improvement. Method: Two sets of questionnaires, one each for students and faculty members were developed and administered to the students of first year MBBS (n=113) and Faculty members of physiology department (n=13) of MMMC, Manipal. Both questionnaires had closed-ended questions (no negative statements) inviting responses in the form of Like rt scale. Open-ended questions were included in the questionnaire distributed to fa culty members. Quantitative analysis was done using SPSS version 16. Results: Students agreed to all item s, with a median score of 4. Students’ responses clearly indicated that, in general, they were satisfied with conduction of LBL sessions in physiology, while, faculty members concurred with them with a median score of 4 for items other than student related and expressed that current LBL sessions were adequate for MBBS curriculum. Faculty members were of the opinion that students need to practice more in LBL sessions. They also suggested inclusion of additional teaching aids in LBL sessions. Conclusion: Majority of students and faculty members were satisfied with the content and methodology employed in the current laboratory based sessions in physiology. Some of the suggestions given by students and faculty members could be easily implemented for improving the process, while others require additional infrastructure and logistic support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physiology practical; Medical education; Undergraduate curriculum; Student; Teacher
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Microbiology
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 04:33
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2013 04:33

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