A Survey on Methods of Undergraduate Pharmacology Teaching


Affiliations

  • Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College, Department of Pharmacology, Manipal, Karnataka, 576104, India

Abstract

Introduction - Knowledge of pharmacolo gy to choose and prescribe drugs is a major challenge encountered by medical practitioners. A number of initiatives have been carried out to improve the teaching of pharmacology and applied therapeutics. Material & methods - A survey was conducted on medical students, pursuing pharmacology at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, during the month of August 2010, to obtain information regarding students attitude towards Pharmacology . Result - Two hundred and fourteen students participated. The total median score was 56 ( maximum score 80). Majority of them suggested to have more problem based learning than didactic lectures and to have integrated teaching with other clinical subjects. Suggestions to improve pharmacology teaching were noted. Conclusion - The findings of the study would be of interest to medical educators in modifying undergraduate pharmacology teaching programme.

Keywords

Pharmacology, Problem - Solving, Student Attitude, Survey, Teaching.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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