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Effectiveness of Audio-Visual aids in medical education: A students’ perspective

D'Souza, Anne and Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari and Kotian, Sushma R and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Mamatha, H (2014) Effectiveness of Audio-Visual aids in medical education: A students’ perspective. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 4 (11). pp. 228-233. ISSN 2249-9571

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Abstract

Background: The advancement of various audio-visual (AV) aids in the present era has led to progressive changes in education. Uses of AV aids play a key role in medical education to learn and understand a particular topic. As the subject of anatomy involves more of illustrations and demonstrations, AV aids become essential in conveying the necessary information. Therefore the present study aims to assess the students’ perspective about the use of AV aids in teaching anatomy. Material and methods: The present cross sectional study was carried out involving 189 first year MBBS students. The students were asked to put forth their preferences for the different AV tools that would help them to understand the subject better. A questionnaire was therefore constructed accordingly and was distributed to the students at the end of the academic year 2013-14. The responses ranged from strongly disagree to strongly agree with a score of 1-5. The results were expressed in percentages and were tabulated. Results and conclusion: The most common AV aid preferred was PowerPoint but the combination of aids was also suggested that would make an impact in effective learning. The present study not only assesses the effectiveness of the AV aids used in teaching Anatomy but also highlights the students’ valuable opinions and ideas which could be implemented in future for active learning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Audiovisual aids; anatomy; powerPoint; blackboard; learning.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 04:34
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2015 14:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141088

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