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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-285

The implementation of team-based learning in MBBS pharmacology teaching: A student's perception

Department of Pharmacology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab, India

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Harminder Singh
Department of Pharmacology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_66_18

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Background: The objective of this study was to assess the student's perceptions/observation of team-based learning (TBL) in a 2nd year MBBS Pharmacology teaching using the TBL Student Assessment Instrument (TBL-SAI). Methodology: The TBL strategy was administered to 100, 2nd year MBBS Pharmacology students with the help of TBL-SAI surveys. The survey includes 33 items, each rated from one (strongly disagree) to five (strongly agree) and measures three subscales: students' perception/observation of accountability, liking for lecture or TBL, and student satisfaction. Results: Total TBL-SAI score for each component fell above the neutral point score. About 77.9% of the students have felt accountable to participate in the learning. Majority (89.5%) showed a preference for TBL comparable to lecture instruction. In addition, 85.6% of the students were satisfied with the course. Conclusion: The TBL design has been effectively implemented in learning of analgesics and antiulcer drugs in pharmacology with the key objectives of encouraging and perceiving student accountability, satisfaction, TBL versus lecture and student engagement. TBL enhances the student teacher interact and is helpful to students who learn in group activities and is a feasible active-learning academic strategy for large student-faculty ratio. This could be effortlessly tailored for other topics, courses, and programs.

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