Perception of students on the teaching methodologies utilized at Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan
Introduction: Recently, there have been numerous innovations in the field of medical education. Teaching methodology is one of the areas that have received the most attention. The aim of this study was to assess the students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of different teaching methods, teaching aids and forms of evaluation at two faculties under Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan.
Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted between 1st June and 31st July 2015 using a self-administered questionnaire in 150 first year and 148 final year students from the Faculty of Nursing and Public Health and Faculty of Traditional Medicine. Each participant completed a questionnaire containing items soliciting their opinions on teaching methods, teaching tools, and assessment methods.
Results: Modern teaching methods are being practiced at the two faculties studied under KGUMSB. PowerPoint presentation and overhead projector were most preferred by both the groups. Also there was lack of exposure to computer-assisted learning in both the groups.
Conclusions: We conclude that the teaching methodologies at KGUMSB are in line with current trends. However, this study also reveals that there is a need to institute robust strategies to encourage more computer-assisted learning.
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