Perceptions Of Undergraduate Medical Students On Use Of Flashcards As A Mode Of Learning Anatomy Perceptions Of Undergraduate Medical Students On Use Of Flashcards As A Mode Of Learning Anatomy

Rashmi Patil, Praveen Iyer
2016 NJIRM   unpublished
& Objective: Anatomy is one of the fundamental subjects taught to the medical students in their first year of medical curriculum. Of its many subdivisions, gross anatomy is one of the vast and important components covered in a short span of one year. The content matter of this subject is very volatile and many undergraduate students face difficulty in learning and recapitulating it. There are many methods adopted by students for learning Anatomy and flashcards is one amongst it. This study was
more » ... hus planned with an objective to design flashcards for learning gross anatomy, to administer it to the undergraduates for self study revision and to take their perceptions on it. Methodology: The flashcards for gross anatomy of upper limb and lower limb were designed and given to the first year undergraduate students of a premier Medical College in Mumbai. The perceptions of the students on the use of flashcards in learning Anatomy were taken on a prevalidated questionnaire and analyzed. Results: 90% of the students felt that the flashcards helped them to do a quick revision, memorize the content easily and thus perform better in the exams. Conclusion: Flashcards proved to be an effective self study tool for learning gross anatomy [Patil R NJIRM 2016; 7(2):110-112]
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