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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 215-219

Students attitude towards newer methods of medical education teaching in CBME phase-1 (Anatomy) in a Government Medical College, Andhra Pradesh

1 Department of Anatomy, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. J S. Surya Prabha Kona
Department of Community Medicine, GGH, Kakinada - 533 001, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdrntruhs.jdrntruhs_163_21

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Background: In the era of new competency based medical education (CBME) curriculum, teaching and learning anatomy is considered as most challenging part both for students and teachers. Objectives: The aim of this study was (1) to assess the attitude of students towards newer methods introduced in competency-based medical education curriculum and (2) to know the opinion of students regarding knowledge gained & skill acquired in anatomy through CBME. Materials and Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among second-year MBBS students who had just passed their first year in the month of August 2021 by using a pre-designed and pretested questionnaire sent through google forms to their mails. The inclusion criteria of the study were students who are willing to participate and gave consent were included. The exclusion criteria of the study were students who were absent and refused to give consent were excluded. Data were entered and analyzed in MS-Excel and descriptive statistics like simple frequencies and percentages were used. Results: Approximately 76% of the students were below 20 years of age. Female students (63%) were more when compared to male students (37%). Regarding newer methods, 83% of students agreed with introduction of AETCOM (Attitude, Ethics & Communication skills) whereas only 58% agreed with Vertical integration. Mean score was highest for introduction of Ethics & Communication skills (2.8). Majority (88%) of students marked good for opinion regarding knowledge in gross structure of anatomy and 82% for skill in identifying and locating gross anatomical structure. Conclusion: Importance of newer methods in medical education curriculum has to be addressed to students to make learning active. Evaluation of students attitude regarding effectiveness of newer teaching methods will improve quality of the teaching–learning process.

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