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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 295-298

Students' perception of vertical integration for topics of applied anatomy in 1st year MBBS

1 Department of Anatomy, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR), Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgery, MEU Coordinator, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR), Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shalini Kumar
Department of Anatomy, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (HIMSR), Delhi - 110 062
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JASI.JASI_91_19

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Introduction: There is a rapid change in medical education around the world; as a result, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has put forward guidelines for various medical colleges for effective and need-based curriculum for MBBS. Integrated teaching is most important aspect of this modified competency-based curriculum. Hence, the aim is to introduce the vertical integration and assess the students' perception for topics of applied anatomy in 1st year MBBS students. Material and Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 93 1st year MBBS students who consented for this study in the Department of Anatomy, HIMSR, Delhi, after getting approval from the institutional ethics committee. Integrated lectures for two applied anatomy topics were conducted by the faculty of anatomy and surgery. Questionnaire was provided for the feedback of the students. Results: A total of 93 MBBS students participated. Eighty-two percent of students like the session of integrated teaching and found it very useful to understand the topic. Seventy-three percent of students appreciated content, methods, and presentation of integrated teaching session, and hence, the learning objectives were achieved. Seventy-eight percent of students strongly agreed that integrated teaching helped them in better retention of topic. Eighty percent of students strongly felt that integrated teaching method should be incorporated as teaching–learning methods for some more topics of applied importance. Discussion and Conclusion: The students recognized the importance of integrated teaching. They found this session interesting and wish that these should be continued for other topics also regularly and frequently. Hence, integrated teaching should be implemented in medical curriculum for effective teaching.

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