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Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses

Archana Dogra Chauhan, Arun Chauhan, Anand Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, Jatin Thakur.

Abstract
Background: The primary goal of medical education is to have competent physicians. Amidst the ongoing debates of clinical utility and relevance of the content of the traditional practical curriculum, there is an emergent need of restructuring the undergraduate curriculum in medical schools.

Aim and Objective: The present study aimed to assess the strength and weaknesses of the present physiology practical curriculum by documenting and analyzing the feedback obtained from the MBBS students.

Materials and Methods: A structured pre-tested internally validated questionnaire was used to assess the perception of the 2nd and 3rd year medical students for the relevance of physiology practical curriculum using Likertís point scale. Data were collected using Microsoft Excel sheet and were analyzed in SPSS.

Results: The results showed that responses of studentsí for the relevance of practical of physiology were 82% for clinical physiology, 59% for hematology, and 10% for experimental. More than 50% of studentsí in the study felt that the present physiology curriculum did not offer them learning of newer diagnostic techniques in physiology and itís relation in clinical scenarios.

Conclusions: We conclude that the practical physiology practical curriculum should be made need based and clinically relevant to meet the global standards of medical graduates.

Key words: Practical Physiology; Feedback; Clinical Relevance; Outdated, Restructuring


 
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Chauhan AD, Chauhan A, Sharma AK, Sharma N, Thakur J. Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020


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Chauhan, A. D., Chauhan, . A., Sharma, . A. K., Sharma, . N. & Thakur, . J. (2020) Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020



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Chauhan, Archana Dogra, Arun Chauhan, Anand Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, and Jatin Thakur. 2020. Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020



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Chauhan, Archana Dogra, Arun Chauhan, Anand Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, and Jatin Thakur. "Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses." doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020



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Chauhan, Archana Dogra, Arun Chauhan, Anand Kumar Sharma, Nikhil Sharma, and Jatin Thakur. "Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses." doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020



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Chauhan, A. D., Chauhan, . A., Sharma, . A. K., Sharma, . N. & Thakur, . J. (2020) Perception of undergraduate students towards the practical physiology curriculum: Strength and weaknesses. doi:10.5455/njppp.2020.10.01022202008032020





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