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Ilhaam Ashraf, Wendy W T Chan, Ramakrishna Prasad, Mohan Kubendra, D Hemavathy, Shailendra Prasad
Context: Currently, family medicine is not taught as a part of the undergraduate medical curriculum in India. In this context, the perceptions and attitudes of Indian medical students regarding family medicine as a career choice were studied. Aims: This study aims to study the perceptions and attitudes prevalent among Indian medical students regarding family medicine as a career choice and discuss its future implications. Settings and Design: Cross-sectional survey study design...
January 2018: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Kalyani Premkumar, Elizabeth Vinod, Solomon Sathishkumar, Anna B Pulimood, Valerie Umaefulam, P Prasanna Samuel, Tara A John
BACKGROUND: Self-directed learning (SDL) is defined as learning on one's own initiative, with the learner having primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating the effort. Medical education institutions promote SDL, since physicians need to be self-directed learners to maintain lifelong learning in the ever-changing world of medicine and to obtain essential knowledge for professional growth. The purpose of the study was to measure the self-directed learning readiness of medical students across the training years, to determine the perceptions of students and faculty on factors that promote and deter SDL and to identify the role of culture and curriculum on SDL at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India...
June 8, 2018: BMC Medical Education
Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe, Nan Nitra Than, Htay Lwin, Mila Nu Nu Nu Htay, Khine Lynn Phyu, Adinegara Lutfi Abas
CONTEXT: Scientific research not only promotes health and combats diseases of an individual, but also it can strengthen the effectiveness of health systems. Hence, understanding of scientific methods becomes a crucial component in the medical profession. AIMS: This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and barriers toward research among undergraduate medical and dental students. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This cross-sectional study was conducted among 295 undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) students from a private medical college in Malaysia...
2018: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Omair Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan Haroon, Muhammad Adnan Rashid, Muhammad Naseem Khan, Delawar Khan
BACKGROUND: Finger printing is an absolute method of identification. Recovery of finger prints from a crime scene is an important method of Forensic identification. Human finger prints are detailed, unique, difficult to alter, easily classifiable and durable over life making them stable and long-term tool of human identification. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 95,3rd year MBBS students of Ayub Medical College Abbottabad from December 2014 to August 2015 to establish the frequency of left hand thumb imprints by rolling and plain method...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Rizwan Faisal, Sher Bahadur, Laiyla Shinwari
OBJECTIVE: To compare performance of medical students exposed to problem-based learning and lecture-based learning. METHODS: The descriptive study was conducted at Rehman Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan from May 20 to September 20, 2014, and comprised 146 students of 3rd year MBBS who were randomised into two equal groups. One group was taught by the traditional lecture based learning, while problem-based learning was conducted for the other group on the same topic...
June 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Farooq Azam Rathore, Ahmed Waqas, Ahmad Marjan Zia, Martina Mavrinac, Fareeha Farooq
Objective. The objective of this survey was to explore the attitudes towards plagiarism of faculty members and medical students in Pakistan. Methods. The Attitudes Toward Plagiarism questionnaire (ATP) was modified and distributed among 550 medical students and 130 faculty members in 7 medical colleges of Lahore and Rawalpindi. Data was entered in the SPSS v.20 and descriptive statistics were analyzed. The questionnaire was validated by principal axis factoring analysis. Results. Response rate was 93% and 73%, respectively...
2015: PeerJ
Zafar Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Beneficial effects of Problem Based Learning (PBL) in medical education are often emphasized. However, there is another side of the coin. This study was conducted to find out frequency of PBL group problems in our setup and the influence of these problems on students' learning. We also compared the perception of students and tutors as regard to frequency and level of hindrance caused by these problems in PBL sessions. METHODS: This cross sectional study was conducted at Foundation University Medical College, Islamabad...
April 2014: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Najla Shore, Shireen Khawar, Miraa Qutab, Muhammad Ayub
BACKGROUND: Laboratory exercises are intended to illustrate concepts and add an active learning component to courses. Since 1980s, there has been a decline in animal laboratories in medical physiology courses. Other cost-effective non-aninmal alternatives are being sought. The present study was designed to find out the students' opinion regarding the animal versus computer lab and whether innovative teaching methodologies helped students achieve their goals. METHODS: Opinions of 481 female in medical students of 2nd and 3rd year MBBS were included in the study...
January 2013: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Gulfreen Waheed, Mohammad Amin Mengal, Zahra Zafar Sapru, Abdul Waheed Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Autopsies continue to have a multifactorial role in the delivery of modern undergraduate medical education, despite the radical educational reforms and decline in autopsy rates over the last decade. This study was conducted to highlight the usefulness or otherwise of autopsy as a part of MBBS curriculum from students' point of view, especially in the backdrop of the controversy amongst the medical educators on whether Forensics was to be kept as a part of MBBS curriculum. METHODS: The study design is descriptive cross-sectional study...
July 2011: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
S Puri, A Singh, V Koushal, M Thakare, A Singhal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the preparedness of a multispeciality teaching hospital in India in tackling the swine flu pandemic. STUDY DESIGN: Evaluation study. METHODS: This cross-sectional observational study was done among paramedical staff, MBBS students and resident doctors of Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh (GMCH), India. RESULTS: Of the subjects selected for the study, awareness about causal agent was 89...
November 2011: Public Health
P A Giri, D B Phalke, S M M Aarif
Leprosy is an Infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae and acquired through droplet infection. India has been carrying the 2/3rd global leprosy burden. Inadequate or incorrect information and knowledge about the disease and its treatment are the root causes of many stigmas and inhibitions prevalent in the various sections of the community. The present study was undertaken to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) regarding leprosy among undergraduates (final year medical students) and interns of Rural Medical College and Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni, Maharashtra, India...
April 2011: Indian Journal of Leprosy
Zareen Zaidi, Tara Jaffery, Afshan Shahid, Shaheen Moin, Ahsen Gilani, William Burdick
At our medical college many students have lower ratings in their clinical performance once they start their clinical years (third year). This is contrary to their results in other written exams. Some students demonstrate better clinical performance. We used the six-step Positive Deviance (PD) Conceptual Framework to identify and disseminate the strategies employed by the successful students to improve group clinical performance. Fifty 3rd year students (of a 5-year MBBS program) rotating through internal medicine were assessed mid-rotation with mini-CEX and 360° evaluations...
March 2012: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
Asma Shaukat, Tariq Mahmud Arain, Mazhar Faiz Alam, Amna Mahmud Shahid
OBJECTIVE: to assess the outcomes and competencies of medical undergraduates regarding their learning abilities after introducing Clinical Presentation Curriculum (CPC) instead of Traditional Curriculum in Quaid-i-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur. DESIGN: a cross-sectional comparative study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: 3rd and 4th year MBBS class during session 2004-2005 at Quaid-i-Azam Medical College (QMC), Bahawalpur. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Five hundred students of 3rd year and 4th year MBBS who were taught for 176 and 172 hours respectively, appeared in 20 tests during session 2004-2005, were included in the study...
October 2007: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
M Nasir Afzal
BACKGROUND: Misconceptions in Physiology are common and are carried into later years of medical education, perhaps leading to difficulty in understanding Pathology and Medicine later on. To find the prevalence of misconceptions in Respiratory Physiology, one question was asked to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year MBBS students while they were still studying basic sciences and the response was analyzed accordingly. METHODS: The question was asked "What happens to the tidal volume during exercise?" to 153 MBBS medical students during their first to fourth year medical education and they were asked to pick the right answer from three choices...
July 2004: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
S N B Inam, A Saqib, E Alam
OBJECTIVE: To assess anxiety and depression levels among medical students of a private university by using a self-administered anxiety and depression questionnaire. METHODOLOGY: A cross sectional study was done on the students of Ziauddin Medical University, who had spent more than six months in the medical school. A self-administered questionnaire was given to the students, present in the class and willing to participate in the study. During the survey students of 5th year were not available...
February 2003: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
N Huda, T I Dosa, E Alam, S Agha
OBJECTIVE: To determine the correlation of SSC, HSC, ZMU achievement test and interview scores with the scores achieved in MBBS 1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examinations. METHOD AND PROCEDURE: The SSC, HSC, ZMU admission test and interview scores of 159 MBBS students admitted in 1995, 1996 and 1997 were correlated with the scores of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd professional examinations. Data analysis was done on SPSS Software. RESULTS: No significant relationship was found between the SSC, HSC, ZMU admission test and interview scores and the scores obtained in the professional examinations...
November 2001: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
S K Verma
A survey proforma with multiple choice questionnaire was designed and asked to be filled in by two hundred medical students belonging to 3rd and 4th year of MBBS curriculum of a University medical college in Delhi. One hundred thirty-three (66.5) students responded. A large majority of 129 (96.9%) students were aware of the major use of the postmortem examination/autopsy. All students have the knowledge that postmortem involves examination of a body in detail both externally and internally. Sixty-four (48.1%) feel that it does not cause disfigurement of the body...
August 1999: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
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