• Users Online: 24
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Contacts Login 
MEDICAL EDUCATION
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-106

Effectiveness of problem-solving exercises in radiology education for undergraduates


1 Department of Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402, India
2 Department of Medicine, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondy Cuddalore Main Road, Pillaiyarkuppam, National Highway 45A, Puducherry, 607402, India
3 Senior Statistician and Research Consultant, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402, India
4 Health Professions Education, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402, India

Correspondence Address:
C S Singh
Department of Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Pillaiyarkuppam, Puducherry 607402
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-258X.275353

Background. The teaching of radiology to undergraduates in India is largely didactic. We incorporated innovative methods including problem-solving exercises in teaching to assess the impact on the outcome with respect to knowledge and interpretive skills in radiology. Methods. We enrolled all students of the 2014-15 MBBS batch. The topics in radiology were divided in two parts. The first part was taught by innovative methods including problemsolving exercises and integrated teaching. The second part was taught by the conventional lecture method. Validated item banks were used to assess the increase in knowledge and interpretive skills developed by these modalities to compare their effectiveness. Results. Students showed an improvement in knowledge and interpretive skills scores irrespective of whether they we were taught by the innovative or conventional teaching method. However, the gain in scores were higher and statistically significant for interpretive skills when taught by the innovative teaching method. Conclusions. Innovative teaching methods that involve integrated teaching and use of problem-solving exercises and picture-archiving communicating system are beneficial for promoting interpretive and problem-solving skills of undergraduates in learning radiology.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed121    
    Printed6    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded46    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal