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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology


Use of multiple choice questions to assess the knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS - A core competency, among first and second MBBS students of KBNIMS, Gulbarga


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Author Details : Shilpa N, Shashidhar V*

Volume : 7, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 42-47


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Abstract

Introduction: Multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) are a reliable and an efficient method of assessment. It
is an objective type of assessment where, its efficiency depends on the item and the options given. A well
framed MCQ is a very good tool for formative and summative assessment of the student. It is also been
introduced in medical education, different entrance exams. The student can be assessed for the depth of the
knowledge he/she has using MCQs. Also, the MCQs are less time consuming, cost effective and efficient
and reliable.
Aim and Objective: To compare the knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS in 1st and 2nd MBBS
students using MCQs as an assessment method
Materials and Methods: The study comprised 100 1st MBBS and 100 2nd MBBS students from KBNIMS,
Gulbarga. Students were given 14 MCQs on HIV/AIDS and were asked to tick the correct answers.
Results: In our study we found that the performance of 2nd MBBS students was better compared to 1st
MBBS students in majority of the MCQs
Conclusion: In this study we found that MCQs can be used as assessment tool to compare the knowledge
and awareness about HIV/AIDS among UG medical students. We found that the knowledge and awareness
of AIDS is better among 2nd year students who have the topic as core competency to learn.

Keywords: MCQs, Assessment, HIV/AIDS.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2020.010

How to cite : Shilpa N, Shashidhar V, Use of multiple choice questions to assess the knowledge and awareness about HIV/AIDS - A core competency, among first and second MBBS students of KBNIMS, Gulbarga. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2020;7(1):42-47

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