INTRODUCTION OF INTEGRATED TEACHING AND ITS COMPARISON WITH OTHER TEACHING METHODS IN PHARMACOLOGY FOR UNDER GRADUATESAbstract
Background and Purpose: Integrated teaching is new in pharmacology. In the present study, evaluation and comparison of integrated teaching, conventional theory teaching and tutorial has been done.
Material and methods: Ten pre and post tests were conducted each for integrated teaching, theory class and tutorial for 126 students. Student’s attitude towards these teaching methods and bedside clinical teaching were analysed.
Results: There was significant improvement in post test scores when compared with pre test scores in all three types of teachings. When post and pre test’s differences were compared, conventional theory teaching was significantly effective than integrated teaching which in turn was significantly effective than tutorial. Student’s attitude tests revealed merits and demerits of theory class, tutorial, integrated teaching and bedside clinical teaching. Conclusion: Integrated teaching will promote active learning. Conventional theory and tutorial classes are popular due to their easiness in acquiring and consolidation of the knowledge respectively. These findings will help in further educational research.
Suneel Ishwar Majagi
Department of Pharmacology, J.N. Medical College, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum- 590010, Karnataka, India
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