Comparative study on anatomy lecture system chalk and board versus power point presentation to the first medical professional students

J Jayarani, J Jayarani
2017 MedPulse-International Journal of Anatomy   unpublished
Aim: Aimed to study the effective role of traditional chalk and board and Power point presentation as a Anatomy lecture delivery methods and analyses the preference of teaching aids to the 1 st medical professional students. Materials and Methods: 120 out of 150 1 st MBBS medical students of Tirunelveli Medical College were asked to fill anonymously a questionnaire about their perception of chalk and board and Power point presentation lecture delivery methods. The results were compared to see
more » ... e compared to see the preference of students for either chalk and board or power point presentation. Results and Discussion: Students perspectives for chalkboard and power point presentation, to deliver Anatomy lectures was tabulated based on grading of ten pre structured questions (Table-1). The post lecture test performance of students was also assessed and compared based on retention of lecture information in memory, understanding and reproducibility of diagrams (Table-2). More than 2/3 rd (80%) of them opined that the traditional chalk and board lecture method is more useful than the Power point presentation (20%). Conclusion: Power point presentation should not replace the traditional chalk and board lecture method but be used as a supplementary to enhance the efficacy of teaching as combined method as per need of the lecture topic.