2020, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Obesity and over-weight-early clinical exposure for first-year MBBS students
Author(s): Bhattacharya Srabani and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This comparative, before-and-after type of study was conducted on 79 first-MBBS students (31 females; 39.24% and 48 males; 60.76%) in Western India to study the difference in scores after traditional didactic lectures (by a pre-test) and after integrated teaching with early clinical exposure (by a post-test). After clarifying the purpose of the study and obtaining written informed consent, traditional didactic lectures were delivered as per syllabus for the first-year MBBS course. Subsequently, a pre-test that comprised ten questions (two marks per question; total 20 marks) was administered. After the pre-test, integrated teaching with early clinical exposure was conducted on the same topic. This was followed by a post-test that used a questionnaire that was identical to that of the pre-test. The differences between the pre- and post-test scores were highly significant for both females (p<0.0001) and males (p<0.0001). Highly significant gender differences in scores were observed both in the pre-test (p<0.0001) and post-test (p<0.0001).
Pages: 217-219 | 245 Views 5 Downloads
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Bhattacharya Srabani, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Obesity and over-weight-early clinical exposure for first-year MBBS students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(1):217-219.