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Students’ perspective of the MBBS Physiology curriculum

Authors:

Omna Chawla ,

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Ramnagar, Patiala-140601, IN
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Department of Physiology
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Manasi Bhattacharjee,

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi-110029, IN
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Department of Physiology
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Naveen K. Kansal

Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Ramnagar, Patiala-140601, IN
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Department of Dermatology and Venereology
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Abstract

Introduction: Rapid technological advances and information overload in the medical field calls for a redesigning of the medical curriculum especially in basic sciences. To incorpate change in the curriculum would require experts’ opinion in the area. At the same time, students’ opinion also forms an important basis for any modification. The present study is small one but it is an important step for this field. We have addressed this issue by evaluating students’ perspective of the physiology curriculum with the help of a semi-structured questionnaire.

 

Aims & Objectives: This study was designed to

• Obtain the views of students regarding the curriculum of physiology.

• Invite suggestions for improvements.

 

Materials & Methods: The study was conducted at Gian Sagar Medical College, Ram Nagar, Patiala, India using a semi-structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was given to 2nd professional MBBS students, were exposed to of basic science for further training.

 

Results & Discussion: Our study has revealed students’ opinion about certain aspects of the existing physiology curriculum. The students emphasized that they wanted to learn only the clinical application oriented subject content and they the preferred interactive teaching methods. Most students felt the need to reemphasize these subjects in later clinical years. Their assessment is the crucial factor on how they would organize their learning. There is a need for modification in the existing curriculum though similar studies over longer duration of time should be conducted in other medical colleges to recommend changes.
How to Cite: Chawla, O., Bhattacharjee, M. and Kansal, N.K., 2012. Students’ perspective of the MBBS Physiology curriculum. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 6(2), pp.29–33. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/seajme.v6i2.165
Published on 29 Dec 2012.
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