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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

A Short Study To Evaluate Effectiveness Of Class Room Teaching Versus Community Based Learning Among Medical Students.

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Dr. L. Kannan, Dr. Praveena. P



Key words: Empathy, Community based learning



Back ground: Class room teaching was previously pronounced as (Didactic lecture) most commonly performed in teaching and learning methods to cover a vast portion of the syllabus in medical curriculum(1). There is a need of community based approach in understanding the concepts and practice, which is a lacuna in the syllabus that has to be addressed in the curriculum (2). Hence the study is done to evaluate the effectiveness of Class room teaching (Didactic lecture) versus Community based learning among on common topics for Medical students. Methodology: A Control design to find out the effectiveness of Class room teaching versus Community based learning among Medical students. The study participants are done by block randomization in two groups conveniently to allocate the possible effectiveness of the study. Results: Out of 50 students who had participated in the study, the overall students showed good responses of 36(72%) and agreed that community based programme was useful for them to analyze the situations pertaining to understanding the disease process in the community rather from a class room teaching. Conclusion: The program encourages empathy and understanding; motivates students to learn; encourage the student to gain in confidence; and gives them a greater knowledge of professional roles and responsibilities and the illnesses they need to recognize and treat.



[1] Critchley J, DeWitt DE, Khan MA, Liaw ST: A required rural health module increase students' interest in rural health careers. Rural Remote Health 2007, 7:688.

[2] SS Mathur, VR Bhalerao, R Gorey,: An integrated community based approach in undergraduate medical teaching of maternal and child health- An experiment, 1992,38,1: 16-18.

[3] The glossary of education reforms: http://edglossary.org/community-based-learning.