Volume : 3
Issue : 2
Online ISSN : 2456-9542
Print ISSN : 2581-5555
Article First Page : 35
Article End Page : 38
Objective: To evaluate the student’s perceptions, and their usefulness Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) as a module alternative to animal experimentation to depict effects of drugs in animals and to receive the feedback regarding pros and cons of this module.
Materials and Method: Second year medical students (n=155) were participated in the study. Computer Assisted Learning was enabled to the students to demonstrate the action of drugs in animals.
Results: Majority of the students expressed their opinion that CAL is an effective and acceptable mode of learning practical aspects of pharmacology. Majority of the 86% of the students interpret that drug effects can be clearly seen in this CAL method. No interaction with living tissues was expressed as the disadvantage of CAL method by 90% of the students. Positive feedback was obtained from students regarding the acceptability, reliability, and credibility.
Conclusion: CAL is an interesting and useful educational tool to demonstrate drug effects on living tissues and animals.
Keywords: CAL, Pharmacology, Teaching, Drug effects in animals