USE OF POWERPOINT PRESENTATION FOR DEVELOPING COMPETENCIES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS AS A TEACHING LEARNING METHOD
Dr. Shreya Chaudhuri* and Dr. Sharmila S. Raut
Different methods of teaching and learning are being employed among medical students. This study was conducted to evaluate PowerPoint presentation as a Teaching Learning method among medical students. It was conducted amongst the interns of a Government Medical College of Central India. A Session of PowerPoint presentation was conducted on Biomedical Waste Management among the interns. Pre-test and Post-test evaluations were done before and after the presentation. Feedback was also taken from students. Result: Before and after the presentation the scores of pre and post-test evaluation showed a significant difference. The students gave an opinion that PowerPoint presentations gave an audio visual impact of what is being taught and helps in memorising and recalling easily. All agreed that PowerPoint presentations are effective methods of teaching. They agreed that it is student friendly method. Conclusion: PowerPoint presentations not only helps to understand the teaching process better but also encourages easy recalling because of colourful pictorial visual impact, hence improving the quality of medical teaching.
Keywords: PowerPoint Presentation, teaching learning method, medical teaching.
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