Journal of Education Technology in Health Sciences


The perceptions and preferences of medical students regarding large group teaching in Sri Venkateswara medical college, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India


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Article Type : Research Article

Author Details: M Ramadevi*,C Jaya Bhaskar

Volume : 7

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2393-8005

Print ISSN : 2454-4396

Article First Page : 23

Article End Page : 24


Abstract

Lecture is an important mode of sharing and providing of knowledge to a large group of students in a specified time and place. Medical curriculum is changing from time to time, evaluation of curriculum is routine process by the experts. However the opinion of students is important because they are at the recipient end. Changes in the curriculum can be adopted by considering these opinions.
Objectives: To study the perceptions and preferences of the medical students about large group teaching.
Methodology: A cross sectional descriptive study was taken among 459 medical students of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, A. P. after informed consent. A validated questionnaire was administered to the students. Answered questionnaires were analyzed.
Results: 85% of the students were participated. 91%, 81% and 80% of pre, para and clinical year students respectively. Most of the students are not satisfied with the present day teaching by using PPT, they prefer black board teaching and using of PPT whenever necessary with better audio visual aids and improving class room environment.
Conclusions: This survey identifies many defects in the essential component of medical curriculum i.e., teaching. To improve the skills of teaching in medical teachers and also administration to improve the facilities in the lecture halls, so that the students can learn in a better manner to become effective primary care physicians in the society.

Keywords: Large group teaching, Medical curriculum, Audio-visual aids, MCQ’s.

Doi No:-10.18231/j.jeths.2020.005