Evaluation of integrated teaching among undergraduate medical students: A step towards competency-based medical education.
Gupta R.1*, Sathe S.2, Pandey M.3, Mehta A.4
1* Rajesh Gupta, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India.
2 Sameer Sathe, Professor, Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India.
3 Mukesh Pandey, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Government Medical College, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India.
4 Abhishek Mehta, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Background: Didactic lectures are one of the most widely used teaching methods in Indian Medical Colleges. An integrated approach can make medical teaching more interesting and skill-oriented to the faculty as well as students. Aim & Objective: To evaluate integrated teaching in medical education assessing existing knowledge of medical students' inappropriate breastfeeding practices. Methodology: This was an observational cross-sectional study. Participants were second phase medical students. The sharing method of integrated teaching was used involving the Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pediatrics. Students were evaluated for their knowledge on the topic before and after the integrated teaching session through a predesigned pre-validated MCQs based questionnaire. Feedback of students was taken on Likert’s scale. The analysis was done using a Student paired t-test. Results: A total of 63 students were assessed for the topic with pretest and post-test. Student Paired t-test showed extremely statistically significant two-tailed P-value (< 0.0001). 76% (n= 48) of students were strongly agreed with such integrated teaching sessions. 55.5% (n=35) strongly felt its usefulness and 95% (n=60) agreed about the conduction of such more sessions in the future too. Conclusion: Statistically significant absolute learning gain was observed for integrated teaching. Integrated teaching has been appreciated and accepted by undergraduate medical students to improve their learning.
Keywords: Integrated teaching, Competency, Medical education, Undergraduate
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Gupta R, Sathe S, Pandey M, Mehta A. Evaluation of integrated teaching among undergraduate medical students: A step towards competency-based medical education.. Pediatric Rev Int J Pediatr Res. 2020;7(8):452-455.