Would Effective Lecturing Evoke a Student’s Interest in Learning Anatomy

Mamatha, H and D'Souza, Anne and Kotian, Sushma R and D’Souza, Antony Sylvan and Ankolekar, Vrinda Hari (2015) Would Effective Lecturing Evoke a Student’s Interest in Learning Anatomy. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, 2 (1). pp. 83-87. ISSN 2349-4182

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With the advances in teaching and learning, various teaching methodologies are in practice. Lecture classes are considered to be one of the crucial teaching methodologies in medical schools in India till date. So the present study aims to assess the students’ view about the present lecture classes. The present cross sectional study was carried out involving 189 first year MBBS students (95 males and 94 females). The age group of the students ranged between 18 to 20 years. A questionnaire was constructed to acquire the students’ feedback regarding their attitude and perception towards the lecture classes. 74.6% of the students considered the lecture classes helpful in understanding a particular topic better. Interestingly 89% of students also agreed that Anatomy was learned better in small groups with the dissected specimens. Small group learning was appreciated by 44.85% students especially for the topics like embryology and osteology. This indicates that the traditional dissection method in Anatomy is still appreciated by the students. The present study affirms that the lecture classes play an important role in medical school in learning Anatomy as opined by the majority of the students. Even though there are lot of advances and evolution in different teaching methodologies the students still prefer the traditional teaching method i.e. lecturing, which could be further effective when they are preceded by small group demonstrations using dissected specimensa.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Didactic lectures; Demonstrations; Small group learning; Traditional teaching; Medical education
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 04:25
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 04:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141534

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