Students perception on teaching methods in anatomy- A comparative study before and during covid era

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Talapala Venkata Ramani*, M Pratyusha, S Bharathi, S Sivanageswar Rao

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Background: COVID-19 pandemic result of changes in current teaching methodology due to cancellation of classical “classroom teaching”. Considering its implications on the students different online teaching methodology of anatomy during Covid to meet the educational need of the students. Aims: To assess the student’s perception about the teaching methods, problems in understanding anatomy before (offline)and during covid era(online) and the solutions to overcome the problems in teaching anatomy. Settings and Design: Observational cross sectional study, Universal sampling, Bhaskar medical college, Hyderabad. Materials and Methods: Online teaching sessions were conducted every day during pandemic to 150 students of 1 year M.B.B.S of 2019-2020 batch. The student’s attitude regarding traditional teaching (before covid- off line) and online teaching of anatomy is tested by perception based questionnaire on 124 students using pre validated. Statistical Analysis: Data was recorded as percentage of student’s perception regarding the questions and was compared before and during Covid era using SPSS software version 22. Conclusions: It was observed that the results shown in relation to preferred teaching method for practical, teaching methodology were statistically significant. Multimedia online teaching was preferred only 2(1.6%) students before covid but it was lower than during covid 15(12.1%) and the difference was found to be statistically significant. Conclusions: Though little evidence on the educational impact, using different methods to enhance the students learning during covid is a major part of our programme. Students are still more inclined towards face to face teaching particularly for practicals rather than online teaching.  

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Covid pandemic, Anatomy, Dissection, Perception, Online.
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