Second year undergraduate medical student's perceptions, their feedback regarding teaching methodologies and task based learning of pharmacology at Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalaburagi
Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Pharmacology, like any other branch of medicine, is progressing by leaps and bounds. Consequently, reforms in undergraduate teaching are the need of the hour. Objectives: To determine the medical students' perception and receive feedback on teaching and learning of pharmacology in our institution. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study based on the questionnaire. A pre-validated, predesigned questionnaire containing 11 points was administered to fifth term medical students.
... ical students. Second year students were enrolled for the study at their end of 5 th term before university exams. Results: Majority (80 %) of the students opined that integration of pharmacology knowledge with bed side clinics and analytical way of learning by Problem Based Learning (PBL) enhances their knowledge and skills. Most 72% of the students agreed that the best teaching method for learning pharmacology was didactic lectures and group discussions. 96% of the students agreed that the ideal teaching/learning media for pharmacology was the combination of LCD projector and blackboard. Autonomic Nervous System was the difficult to understand by(64%) of the students.78 % of the students felt that their participation in student seminars has increased our morale, confidence and subject knowledge. 92% of the students said that prescription writing exercise helped us to know the importance of correct prescription writing. Conclusion: The present study helped us to elicit student preferences regarding teaching and evaluation methods in pharmacology. Implementation of the same would be helpful for better outcome of students.