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Evaluation of receptivity of the medical students in a lecture of a large group


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: Vidyarthi SurendraK, Nayak RoopaP, GuptaSandeep K
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(2):346-349 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.2.072


Background: Lecturing is widely used teaching method in higher education. Instructors of large classes may have only option to deliver lecture to convey informations to large group students.Aims and Objectives: The present study was to evaluate the effectiveness/receptivity of interactive lecturing in a large group of MBBS second year students. Material and Methods: The present study was conducted in the well-equipped lecture theater of Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College and Hospital (DSMCH), Tamil Nadu. A fully prepared interactive lecture on the specific topic was delivered by using power point presentation for second year MBBS students. Before start to deliver the lecture, instructor distributed multiple choice 10 questionnaires to attempt within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes of delivering lecture, again instructor distributed same 10 sets of multiple choice questionnaires to attempt in 10 minutes. The topic was never disclosed to the students before to deliver the lecture. Statistics: We analyzed the pre-lecture & post-lecture questions of each student by applying the paired t-test formula by using www.openepi.com version 3.01 online/offline software and by using Microsoft Excel Sheet Windows 2010. Results: The 31 male, 80 female including 111 students of average age 18.58 years baseline (pre-lecture) receptivity mean % was 30.99 ± 14.64) and post-lecture receptivity mean % was increased upto 53.51± 19.52). The only 12 students out of 111 post-lecture receptivity values was less (mean % 25.8± 10.84) than the baseline (mean % 45± 9.05) receptive value and this reduction of receptivity was more towards negative side. Conclusion: In interactive lecture session with power point presentation students/learners can learn, even in large-class environments, but it should be active-learner centered.

Key words: Receptive level, Lecture, Large Group.

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