PROVIDING FEEDBACK TO STUDENTS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY DURING DISTANCE LEARNING CAUSED BY COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND WAYS TO IMPROVE IT

O.Ye. Akimov, S.V. Denysenko, N.V. Solovyova, A.V. Mishchenko, V.O. Kostenko
2021 Актуальні проблеми сучасної медицини: Вісник Української медичної стоматологічної академії  
Given the difficult situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic, practical classes at the Ukrainian Medical Dental Academy were conducted remotely. Distance learning of students was organized using the functionality of Google Classroom. Designing the tasks for distance learning was based on the materials previously prepared at the Department of Pathophysiology, and used tools and methods to improve the quality of learning and to provide guidance and control over the independent work of students. The
more » ... tudy included 123 students in the 3rd year of International faculty studying the program of the II (Master's) educational level in the Specialty 222 "Medicine" with English as a language of instruction. The students were connected to the Google Classroom platform. The submodule "Typical pathological processes" was chosen for the analysis because the average success for this module was the lowest (the average score for all topics of the submodule was 3.145). In the process of the study, we asked students 2 closed questions and assessed their performance on the topics of the submodule through the Google Classroom system. The most difficult for understanding, according to the subjective assessment of students (32.5% of respondents voted for this), was the last theme of the submodule, "Pathophysiology of tissue growth. Tumours". It is interesting that the lowest average score was observed when students solved tasks on the theme: "Fever", although this theme was as difficult by only 25.2% of students. According to subjective assessment, the 74.8% of respondents had not problem with this theme, but an objective assessment indicates that it was perceived as the most difficult. Feedback to students at the Department of Pathophysiology in the context of distance learning can be organized using quiz system creation in Google Classroom, followed by the analysis of student results and provision of advice by supplying students with additional materials on the theme in Google Classroom. Individual comments through the Google Classroom system should be used to provide feedback to high performance students.
doi:10.31718/2077-1096.21.1.109 fatcat:fcc4lgbdnzeinjap2dw45kffa4