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Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology)

Anirban T Bhattacharya, Prerana P Bhinganiya, Dipak Hira, Tanaji S Wankhede.

Abstract
Background: Early clinical exposure (ECE) aims to bridge the gap between pre-clinical and clinical subjects. ECE exposes students to the health-care system at an early stage of professional life, follows patient-centered approach, and increases motivation for classroom learning. Most of the studies have reported a positive attitude of students toward ECE. However, very few studies have reported the difficulties that may be faced by the students during implementation of ECE.

Aim and Objectives: The aim of this was to explore the attitude of students and difficulties faced if any during implementation of ECE in 1st MBBS Physiology (Hematology) with the help of laboratory reports and clinical scenarios.

Materials and Methods: One hundred and ten students participated after completion of theory and practical classes of hematology. Clinical scenarios and laboratory forms were prepared based on actual laboratory reports of patients from pathology department. Group discussions and discussion with faculty was done. Attitude of the students was noted.

Results: Most of the students found this method to be interesting and better than routine methods, helped in better understanding of theory and practical concepts, and helped in better preparation for examinations and better clinical correlations. However, about half of the students agreed or were not sure about the difficulty of ECE.

Conclusion: The positive attitude of the students shows that ECE provides a successful integration of basic science and clinical subjects. It also helps in understanding the relevance of a basic science subject. Concepts of the subjects are made easier and interesting by ECE. However, the difficulties faced by the students should be kept in mind and more practice sessions may be done.

Key words: Early Clinical Exposure; Laboratory Reports; Physiology


 
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Bhattacharya AT, Bhinganiya PP, Hira D, Wankhede TS. Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(1): 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022


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Bhattacharya AT, Bhinganiya PP, Hira D, Wankhede TS. Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). https://www.njppp.com/?mno=7940 [Access: February 01, 2023]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022


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Bhattacharya AT, Bhinganiya PP, Hira D, Wankhede TS. Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(1): 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



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Bhattacharya AT, Bhinganiya PP, Hira D, Wankhede TS. Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2023), [cited February 01, 2023]; 13(1): 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



Harvard Style

Bhattacharya, A. T., Bhinganiya, . P. P., Hira, . D. & Wankhede, . T. S. (2023) Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 13 (1), 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



Turabian Style

Bhattacharya, Anirban T, Prerana P Bhinganiya, Dipak Hira, and Tanaji S Wankhede. 2023. Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (1), 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



Chicago Style

Bhattacharya, Anirban T, Prerana P Bhinganiya, Dipak Hira, and Tanaji S Wankhede. "Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology)." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13 (2023), 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bhattacharya, Anirban T, Prerana P Bhinganiya, Dipak Hira, and Tanaji S Wankhede. "Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology)." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13.1 (2023), 133-137. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bhattacharya, A. T., Bhinganiya, . P. P., Hira, . D. & Wankhede, . T. S. (2023) Laboratory reports as a learning tool – Early clinical exposure in 1st-year MBBS physiology (Hematology). National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (1), 133-137. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.04158202216112022