A pilot study on Problem based learning to assess its usefulness in integration of preclinical and para clinical subject’s knowledge with clinical subjects
- Country : India
- Subject : Medical Sciences
Medical graduation is a very lengthy course which includes learning of pre-clinical, para clinical& clinical subjects. But many medical students opined that, they didn’t understood the link between Preclinical& para clinical subjects with clinical subjects. Problem based learning(PBL) technique is an innovative tool to resolve the problem. Based on this background we conducted a study with an aim to assess the usefulness of PBL technique. Materials and Methods: The current study was an experimental pilot study conducted among the 4th semester MBBS students of RIMS Medical College, Ongole during the month of June 2016. A total of 20 students were selected& grouped in to 2 groups by randomization. Traditional class was taken for one group& Problem based learning technique was applied on another group. Pre-session knowledge and post-session knowledge of students were assessed with a structured questionnaire which includes both cognitive& affective domain questions. Data was analysed with the help of SPSS-21 trial version. Results: The average marks obtained by the students in pre-session& post session evaluation were 10±1.86& 10.96±2.39 respectively out of 20 marks. The average marks obtained by the students in post session evaluation in traditional class group& PBL class group were 10.1±1.85& 11.8±2.65 respectively. All the students in PBL class group stated that overall satisfaction was good& only 60% students in traditional class group stated that overall satisfaction was good. Conclusion: PBL class group students scored more marks in post session evaluation and were more satisfied with teaching method when compared to traditional class group students.