Combination of didactic lectures with problem-based learning sessions in Anatomy

Authors

  • Ravi Keshri Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Hi Tech Medical College and Hospital, Rourkela, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1244

Keywords:

Didactic Lecture, Problem-Based Learning, Application

Abstract

Background: Anatomy and its functional application in clinical practice require a thorough understanding of the subject is required. During the initial college years didactic method of teaching is followed which limits the understanding of its application further in a clinical setting. Problem-based learning session aids in a better understanding of the anatomy.

Method: The students of the first year of medical college were taken for study. The batch of 200 students were taught endocrinology then they were given a problem-based questionnaire based on the current knowledge. They were divided into small groups for discussion and the method was evaluated based on the feedback received from the students.

Results: 80% of the students gave the feedback that a judicious mixture of didactic lecture and problem-based learning helped them in clearing their final exams. 70% of the students gave the feedback that problem-based learning helped them understand the subject better. Only 7% of the students reported that a mixture of both methods was not very helpful.

Conclusion: It is not possible to teach and learn anatomy with a single approach. A mixture of multiple approaches such as didactic teaching as well as problem-based learning helps in a better understanding of the subject and makes it easier for its application in clinical practice.

Recommendation: Along with didactic lectures, problem-based learning methodology should be implemented in an academic setting to further enhance the outcomes of learning in the clinical setting

Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

Keshri, R. . (2024). Combination of didactic lectures with problem-based learning sessions in Anatomy. Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa, 5(6). https://doi.org/10.51168/sjhrafrica.v5i6.1244

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Section

Section of General Medicine Research