Effectiveness of Video Demonstration over Conventional Methods in Teaching Osteology in Anatomy JC09-JC11
Angela A Viswasom,
Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Travancore Medical College,
Thattamala P.O, Kollam - 691020, Kollam, Kerala, India.
Introduction: Technology and its applications are the most happening things in the world. So, is it in the field of medical education. This study was an evaluation of whether the conventional methods can compete with the test of technology.
Aim: A comparative study of traditional method of teaching osteology in human anatomy with an innovative visual aided method
Material and Method: The study was conducted on 94 students admitted to MBBS 2014 to 2015 batch of Travancore Medical College. The students were divided into two academically validated groups. They were taught using conventional and video demonstrational techniques in a systematic manner. Post evaluation tests were conducted.
Results: Analysis of the mark pattern revealed that the group taught using traditional method scored better when compared to the visual aided method. Feedback analysis showed that, the students were able to identify bony features better with clear visualisation and three dimensional view when taught using the video demonstration method. The students identified visual aided method as the more interesting one for learning which helped them in applying the knowledge gained. In most of the questions asked, the two methods of teaching were found to be comparable on the same scale.
Conclusion: As the study ends, we discover that, no new technique can be substituted for time tested techniques of teaching and learning. The ideal method would be incorporating newer multimedia techniques into traditional classes.