2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Case-based learning in nutrition for first-year MBBS students
Author(s): Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This complete enumeration, comparative, before-and-after study (without controls) was conducted at a municipal medical college in Western India to compare the cognitive domain scores of the participating first-year medical students before and after an educational intervention (case-based learning). The pre-test was conducted after the conventional lectures on nutrition. Participants were randomly assigned to two sub-groups. The same faculty jointly exposed participants in each sub-group to identical case scenarios pertaining to nutrition-related conditions and deficiency diseases and encouraged discussion among the participants. The post-test was conducted after case-based learning, using a questionnaire that was identical to that of the pre-test. The mean score increased from 5.39±1.51 (pre-test) to 7.11±1.19 (post-test) with statistically significant difference (P<0.00001). The gender-wise differences in pre- and post-test scores were not statistically significant. The results of the present study imply that nutrition-related case-based learning enhanced cognitive domain scores of first-year medical students.
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Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Case-based learning in nutrition for first-year MBBS students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):212-215.