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An Interactive Approach to Contraception Teaching Amongst Medical Undergraduates

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V. J. T. Arasoo ,

Monash University, MY
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N. A. Dominic,

Monash University Malaysia, MY
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V. Ratnasingam,

Monash University Malaysia, MY
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R. Z. R. Ismail,

Monash University Malaysia, MY
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J. V. D. Mahadavan,

Monash University Malaysia, MY
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M. Sood,

Monash University Malaysia, MY
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A. Kumar

Monash University, AU
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Abstract

Contraception is an essential requirement for most women in the reproductive age group. This paper describes an interactive learning programme called Advancing Contraception Teaching (ACT) intended to increase knowledge and better foster workforce readiness amongst medical graduates. It was evaluated by a single-arm pre and follow-up post-test study design and feedback analysis. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test showed that the median of differences between the pre-test knowledge and post-test knowledge scores was significantly different (p < .001) and feedback was largely positive. The ACT programme is an effective interactive method of teaching contraception to medical undergraduates, demonstrating a positive learning gradient and an improved learning experience. It can be transformed into a remote learning programme with contact time required only for the hands-on section. It can also be used as a training module for junior doctors not exposed to a comprehensive undergraduate contraception teaching module.

How to Cite: Arasoo, V.J.T., Dominic, N.A., Ratnasingam, V., Ismail, R.Z.R., Mahadavan, J.V.D., Sood, M. and Kumar, A., 2020. An Interactive Approach to Contraception Teaching Amongst Medical Undergraduates. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 14(2), pp.100–107. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v14i2.225
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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