A STUDY OF IMPORTANCE OF ALIGNMENT OF SUBJECTS IN THE FIRST YEAR MBBS CURRICULUM: SHOULD WE CHANGE THE EDUCATION POLICY?
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 244-250
Background: The traditional way of teaching includes a series of lectures which would be taken up by the experts in the subject. The whole medical education is compartmentalized and the students are unable to understand the larger picture. The alignment and integration of the subjects are not happening and majority of the times the students do not had a clue. This study tries to understand whether this alignment works in favour of the students or the traditional method is better.
Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to study the importance of alignment of subjects in the first year MBBS curriculum. The objective of the study is to uunderstand the perception of the students, to find out the effectiveness of alignment of subjects by conducting a MCQ test immediately after conducting a set of classes and to find out the retaining capacity of students by checking the scores of the students in the MCQ exams which would be conducted in a surprise manner after fifteen days of teaching.
Design: Interventional, Cross-over Design
Settings: This study was done in the Department of Anatomy, Kanachur Institute of Medical Sciences
Subjects: I year MBBS Students.
The study was done from September 2017 to August 2018 (1 year duration)
Sample Size: 100 students divided into 2 groups
Intervention: Perfectly aligned topics in 1st year teaching with double blinding.
Tools: Validated Questionnaire for perception and Validated MCQ.
The perception scores are better in the aligned subjects teaching group.
The MCQ scores are better in the aligned subjects teaching group in the examination which was taken immediately.
The MCQ scores are better in the aligned subjects teaching group in surprise exams which was conducted after 15 days.
Conclusion: The alignment of topics makes the students to understand the topics better. It is better perceived by the students and also the retaining of the subject better.
Keyword: cross sectional, interventional, alignment, MBBS and curriculum
- Article View: 76
- PDF Download: 103