Appraisal of the Current Pharmacology Curriculum, Teaching Methodology and Effectiveness in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Student-Centric, Questionnaire-Based Study

Authors

  • Sujit Kumar Sarker Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj
  • Geethanjali Bhas 2Professor of Pathology, Consultant Pathologist, Tagore Medical College, Chennai
  • Priyanka Moitra Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj
  • Ratna Paul Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md. Abdullah Yusuf Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka
  • Vijaya Marakala Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Zubair Ahmed Ratan Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna
  • Ikramul Ahmed Assistant Professor, Children Preventive and Community Dentistry, Dhaka Dental College, Dhaka
  • Khan Mohammad Arif Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj
  • AM Selim Reza Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jcamr.v8i1.52479

Keywords:

Pharmacology curriculum, student-centric appraisal, medical education

Abstract

Background: Periodic students’ feedback ensures and enhances the effectiveness of the curriculum of medical subject.

Objective: This study was designed to obtain students appraisal of the undergraduate pharmacology curriculum and teaching methodology.

Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Pharmacology at Colonel Malek Medical College, Manikganj, Bangladesh from May to June, 2019 for a period of two months. Questionnaire-based data were collected from students of both sexes who had completed 3rd Professional examination. Likert Scale was applied to collect students’ feedback on pharmacology.

Results: A total number of 40 students were recruited for this study of which 60.0% students were strongly agreed about organized teaching. About 47.5% students were agreed that the course was appropriate at their level and achieved their goals in Pharmacology. However, 55% of them strongly agreed that teacher provided clear constructive feedback during class. Total 60%, were agreed that the course improved their problem-solving skills. Overall, 55% students were agreed regarding their satisfaction on Pharmacology course delivery and conduction.

Conclusion: In conclusion, periodic appraisal from students regarding evaluation of the student-centric undergraduate pharmacology curriculum is vital in developing efficient medical graduates.

Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research, January 2021;8(1):30-33

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Published

2021-03-15

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Sarker, S. K., Bhas, G., Moitra, P., Paul, R., Yusuf, M. A., Marakala, V., Ratan, Z. A., Ahmed, I., Arif, K. M., & Reza, A. S. (2021). Appraisal of the Current Pharmacology Curriculum, Teaching Methodology and Effectiveness in Undergraduate Medical Education: A Student-Centric, Questionnaire-Based Study. Journal of Current and Advance Medical Research, 8(1), 30–33. https://doi.org/10.3329/jcamr.v8i1.52479

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