Preference of teaching and learning methods in a new medical school of Malaysia

Ismail, Salwani and A. Rahman, Nor Iza and Mohamad, Nasir and Mat Jusoh, Norhasiza and Hood, Aminatul Izzah and Arif, Liyana Aqilah and Wan Abdullah, Wan Siti Aishah and Zainal, Zetty Nasfariza and Islam, Md. Zakirul and Wan Dali, Wan Putri Elena and Haque , Mainul (2014) Preference of teaching and learning methods in a new medical school of Malaysia. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 4 (2). pp. 48-55. ISSN 2231-3354

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Teaching and learning are the two sides of a coin. Henceforth, there is a strong correlation betweenthe methods used in delivering the information by the lecturers and the assimilation of that knowledge by the students. MBBS programme of FPSK, UniSZA, is divided into two phases, preclinical (Year I and II) and clinical (Year III, IV and V) phases. The main teaching and learning methods for preclinical phase include lecture, tutoria l, practical, problem based learning (PBL) and early clinical exposure (ECE). This cross-sectional study was conducted in July 2013 in UniSZA, Malaysia. 50 respondents from preclinical phase were randomly selected from total 117 students to answers the questionnaire. The questionnaire was developed with extensive literature review and pretested and validated. The questionnaire has been divided into 5 sections. The data were analysed using the SPSS 17.0. This study showed that 36 (72%) out of 50 respondents chose lecture as the most preferredteachin g and learning method. Five (10%) out of 50 respondents preferred tutorial and 3 (6%) out of 50 respondents preferred PBL, practical and ECE respectively. None of the respondents chose Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) as a preferred method. Probably learning guideline of CAL is not clear that make the session the most unpreferred. Majority of the students in preclinical phase preferred lecturer/teacher-centred learning session to acquire knowledge in a medical school.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Preference, Teaching, Learning Methods, Medical School, Malaysia.
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2015 06:08
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2015 04:14

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