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JARMS. 2013; 5(3): 271-275

Student's point of view on the prevailing teaching methods and changes suggested to improve the under graduate training programmes in Pharmacology

*Sharma Rajeev Kumar, Gupta Arvind Kumar, Jindal Meenakshi, Gupta Anupam, Bhardwaj Vinod Kumar, Lata Suman, Srivastava R.K..

Objective: To determine student's opinion on the prevailing teaching methods, to improve the under graduate training programmes in Pharmacology subject in future practice. Material and methods: A questionnaire was designed and given to students who were due to appear for II professional MBBS examination. They were supposed to fill in and make suggestions according to the option given and were also free to express their own opinion at various places. Results: Seventy-six out of eighty- nine students (85%) wanted introduction of case studies and treatment. About half of the students (43/89; 48%) felt that more group discussions should be introduced and equal number of students wanted to include more clinical pharmacology during teaching sessions.Many of the students found lectures interesting but only six out of eighty nine students wanted the teachers to make use of audiovisual aids. Surprisingly, only two students showed interest in student's seminar and most of the students thought, they are of no use. Conclusion: Students want more clinically oriented innovative teaching programmes to learn the subject.

Key words: Medical Undergraduate students, Teaching reforms, Pharmacology

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