PERCEPTION OF FIRST MBBS STUDENTS ON METHODS USED FOR TEACHING ANATOMY
Dr. Sharadkumar Pralhad Sawant and Dr. Shaheen Rizvi
Anatomy has been always recognized as an essential foundation for
clinical sciences. It has been the keystone of medical education for
years together. It provides a platform of knowledge indispensable to all
branches of medicine. However there is a continuing debate on how
much to teach, when to teach and how to teach gross anatomy. An
opinion regarding curriculum, teaching methodology & assessment
techniques in anatomy was taken from the First MBBS students at K. J.
Somaiy Medical College with specially designed questionnaire. The
best method of learning is a combination of small batch teaching with dissection hall teaching
on the cadavers. Majority students opined that the best method of assessment are viva & part
ending tests. This study shows that the planning about the curriculum, teaching methodology
& assessment techniques can be modified taking into consideration the opinion of the
students so as to bring out the best in them.
Keywords: Anatomy, First MBBS Students, Learning, Dissection Hall Teaching, Teaching Methodology, Assessment Techniques.
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