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IP International Journal of Comprehensive and Advanced Pharmacology

A questionnaire based study among second year medical students to assess the effectiveness of the usage of Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) as an adjuvant to teaching of pharmacology practicals at Gulbarga institute of medical sciences, Kalaburagi

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Author Details: Harish G. Bagewadi, Savithri Desai, Patil Banderao V, Syed Hassan Zahid

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

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