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Original Research Paper

Light Microscopy for Teaching-Learning in Histology Practical in Undergraduate Medical Education of Bangladesh-a Teachers’ Perspective

Authors:

R. Ahmed ,

Department of Anatomy, Tangail Medical College, Tangail, BD
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K.M. Shamim,

Department of Anatomy, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, BD
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H.K. Talukdar,

Centre for Medical Education, Mohakhali, Dhaka, BD
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S. Parvin

Department of Biochemistry, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka, BD
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Abstract

Objectives: This study was aimed at looking into the perceptions of Bangladeshi teachers of Anatomy regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using glass slide and microscope in the teaching-learning of Histology in the practical classes at the undergraduate level of medical education in Bangladesh.

Methods: Interviews were carried out with 21 teachers of Anatomy from ten medical colleges of Bangladesh from January to December, 2014.

Results: The interviewee teachers identified five basic advantages of traditional light microscopy in the teaching-learning of practical Histology. They were: positive psychological impact on students, contributions in long-time memorization of topics, development of practical skills and development of diagnostic capability, and direct one-to-one contact. The five basic disadvantages identified were: difficulty in understanding by the students, difficulty in guidance and feedback, inadequacy of good slides, difficulty in arranging revision classes and discomfort in handling microscopes. Use of computer-based supporting aids has been suggested for improving the teaching and learning.

Conclusions: Study findings revealed several advantages and disadvantages of traditional light microscopy based practical Histology teaching-learning as perceived by the teachers. Suggestions regarding improvement through blending computer based supporting aids to the traditional light microscopy were also noted.

How to Cite: Ahmed, R., Shamim, K.M., Talukdar, H.K. and Parvin, S., 2018. Light Microscopy for Teaching-Learning in Histology Practical in Undergraduate Medical Education of Bangladesh-a Teachers’ Perspective. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 12(1), pp.26–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v12i1.39
Published on 01 Aug 2018.
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