Students’ Perception and Attitude on Methods of Anatomy Teaching in a Medical College of West Bengal, India AC10-AC14
Dr. Romy Biswas,
Professor's qtr No-A-6 North Bengal Medical College campus Sushrutanagar,
Dist-Darjeeling, Pin-734012, Siliguri
Introduction: Incorporating newer teaching aids over traditional one in Anatomy has been challenging both for the teachers and the learners. Different educational strategies are being used for teaching of Anatomy.
Aim: To elicit the perception and attitude toward teaching approaches in the Anatomy curriculum among first year medical students.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was undertaken with the help of predesigned, pre-tested questionnaire to elicit knowledge in four domains of classroom teaching which were: a) gross anatomical structure; b) organ identification; c) topography; and d) radiological anatomy and self-assessment of acquired skills in respective fields among 114 first year students.
Results: A total of 57% of students opined good in gross structure of anatomy. A 60.5% of students preferred chalk and board method and 33.3% with LCD projector. Regarding acquiring knowledge, 72.8% of medical students gathered knowledge in gross anatomical structure domain whereas 58.8% in radiological anatomy. The overall mean score of attitude of the students regarding incorporating newer techniques in Anatomy teaching is 14.17±2.26.
Conclusion: The perception of Anatomy teaching and attitude among medicos have been studied and opinion from them had thrown light for incorporation of newer techniques in their teaching curriculum.