1st MBBS professional student's perception on teaching & learning methods of anatomy, before and at the time of COVID-19 pandemic

Upendhar Reddy pulluru, Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, S.V.S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar Telangana, India., Venkateshwar Reddy Muchintala, Professor & HOD of anatomy, Department of Anatomy, S.V.S. Medical College, Mahabubnagar Telangana, India.
2021 International Journal of Anatomy and Research  
Objectives: COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to learn the anatomy subject for the students. Perception & online opinion has been taken from the students of SVS medical college, Mahbubnagar, on teaching and learning methods of anatomy, before and at the time of covid-19 pandemic Materials and Methods: students feedback has been collected through google forms - online survey opinion & Inputs were collected from the 113 MBBS students of the academic year 2019-2020, who had just completed
more » ... eir first year syllabus in both offline and online teaching methods, before lockdown and after lockdown (September-2019 to December-2020). Present study was done by using specially designed questionnaire comprising of points relating to the present curriculum in anatomy & teaching methodology at SVS Medical College, Mahbubnagar. Results: Students point of view, online teaching like streaming (ZOOM MEETING, GOTO MEETING & CISCO WEBEX) was not that much effective. Majority of the students opted for the best method for online teaching was recorded video or voice over PPT'S are the best option than the online streaming classes. Finally the students have opted for Traditional teaching like chalk & talk fallowed by PPT Presentation. Gross anatomy was mainly learned by the dissections involved by the students and faculty side by side. Histology was mainly learned by spending the more time on the microscope & involved in small group teaching. Embryology was mainly understood by small group teaching with the help of 3D models. Conclusion: The study concluded that the chalk and talk teaching fallowed by PPT'S, dissection by the students along with the faculty and spending more time on the microscope with small group teaching were the best methods to approach the anatomy subject. KEY WORDS: Students perception, Anatomy teaching learning methods, online and offline, chalk & talk, dissection.
doi:10.16965/ijar.2021.117 fatcat:gyiv5ydxfjh4fm5ghkipdafwda