ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING OF CLINICAL SKILLS IN PEDIATRIC DEPARTMENT OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
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objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the clinical teaching activities in pediatric department of Khyber teaching hospital by finding the prevailing and preferred teaching methods for year-5 MBBS students.
Methods: This cross-sectional survey about teaching methods using a validated questionnaire was conducted in the Department of Child Health Khyber Teaching Hospital Peshawar, Pakistan. The survey was conducted including all the 5th year medical students who completed their pediatric rotation. Descriptive statistical analysis was applied using SPSS 20.
Results: In pediatric department of Khyber Teaching Hospital 200 students of year 5 MBBS completed their 4 weeks of clinical rotation. Bed side teaching was reported to be most frequently used for psychomotor domain i.e. history taking (43.1%), systemic examinations (47.4%) and procedural skill (35%) while 95% of the students preferred direct observation of their skill performance followed by a debriefing session. Regarding affective domain counselling (66.4%) and breaking bad news (3.5%) was taught by didactic method (48.9%) while students preferred role modelling (21.9%) along with lectures (27%).
Conclusions: Considering the responses given by students they preferred to be actively involved during patient encounters and given feed-back during their 5th year of MBBS.
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