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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237-241

Introduction of interactive teaching in dermatology to enhance learning

1 Department of Dermatology, CMC, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Anuradha Bhatia
Department of Dermatology, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali, Punjab
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cjhr.cjhr_72_22

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Background: Adopting interactive teaching in dermatology will encourage the students to acquire a deeper understanding of the subject, increase attention span and retention of knowledge, and enhance self-directed learning. Aim and Objectives: To introduce Quiz as an Interactive teaching tool in dermatology and assess the perception of the undergraduate students and faculty about using quizzes in dermatology. Methodology: This prospective study was conducted in the department of dermatology. Participants are the 2nd year MBBS students. After sensitizing the students and taking informed consent, quizzes were conducted on four topics, at appropriate time intervals using the “POLL EVERYWHERE” software. During the lecture, a quiz was conducted as follows: At the beginning of the lecture (a), after 20 min (b) and at the end of the lecture (c). At the end of the 4 interactive lectures, questionnaires were provided to the students and faculty to get feedback on their perception regarding the interactive teaching sessions. The responses of the feedback forms were graded using a 5-point Likert's scale. Statistical Analysis: The data were entered in Microsoft Excel and analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences, software version 21.o. Armonk, NY: IBM corp). Open-ended questions were analyzed by thematic qualitative analysis and expressed as percentages. Results: About 44.6% agreed that quizzes do make dermatology more interactive. Around 53% students agreed that interactive learning helps in better retention of knowledge. All faculty perceived that interactive learning is an appropriate motivator for the undergraduate students to do self-directed learning and that quiz is an effective tool. Conclusions: Interactive teaching learning methods such as quizzes will encourage the students in the better understanding of dermatology.

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