Incorporating problem based learning into medical curriculum: An experience from a medical college in Mangalore

*, Nithin Kumar and Kanchan, Tanuj and *, Unnikrishnan B and *, Rekha T and Mithra, Prasanna P and Kulkarni, Vaman and Holla, Ramesh and *, Darshan Bhagawan and Yeshwanter, Radhakrishnan (2017) Incorporating problem based learning into medical curriculum: An experience from a medical college in Mangalore. Indian Journal of Pharmacology, 49 (5). pp. 344-347. ISSN 0253-7613

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has envisioned a change in the undergraduate medical curriculum by encouraging integrated teaching and Problem Based Learning (PBL). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study 110 medical teachers of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore were assessed regarding their perception on PBL. Independent t-test was applied to find out the difference in the mean perception scores regarding PBL among the teachers in pre/paraclinical and clinical departments and P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS: PBL as a teaching method was preferred by 65.2% medical teachers. The teachers from clinical departments (Mean 4.1, SD 0.8) perceived PBL sessions to be more effective than the traditional methods than those from the pre-clinical and para clinical departments (Mean 3.7, SD 3.7) and this difference was found to be statistically significant. (P=0.028). CONCLUSION: PBL can complement integrated teaching and motivates students towards selflearning, and apply the learnt concepts of basic specialties to clinical problem solving.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical education, medical teachers, problem-based learning, South India, undergraduate teaching
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 09:19
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 09:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/150636

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