2020, Vol. 5, Issue 2
Early clinical exposure for first-year MBBS students on vitamin deficiency diseases
Author(s): Sundaram Kartikeyan and Srabani Bhattacharya
This comparative before-and-after type of study was conducted on 60 first-year MBBS students (31 females: 51.66% and 29 males: 48.34%). After explaining the purpose of the study, written informed consent was obtained from willing participants. The pre-test, conducted after traditional didactic lectures on vitamins and vitamin deficiency diseases, was followed by integrated teaching with clinical exposure and a post-test was administered using a questionnaire that was identical to that of the pre-test. The mean overall pre-test and post-test scores were 16.18 +/- 2.00 and 17.50 +/- 1.73, respectively and the paired t-test value was highly significant (t-value=3.866; p=0.0002). Amongst females, mean pre-test and post-test scores were 15.81 +/- 1.78 and 17.52 +/- 1.84, respectively and the difference was highly significant (t-value=3.658; p=0.0005). However, amongst males, the mean pre-test and post-test scores were 16.59 +/- 2.16 and 17.48 +/- 1.64, respectively and the difference was not significant (t-value=1.788; p=0.079).
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How to cite this article:
Sundaram Kartikeyan, Srabani Bhattacharya. Early clinical exposure for first-year MBBS students on vitamin deficiency diseases. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2020;5(2):212-214.