EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ‚??THREE DIMENSIONAL VIDEOS ON THE COMPREHENSION OF ANATOMY‚?Ě AMONG NEW STUDENTS OF MEDICINE (FIRST YEAR MBBS STUDENTS)

Abstract

Santhini Arulselvi Kaliyaperumal1, Udaya Sankari Tamilarasan2, Shanmugapriya Velayudham3, Indhu Priyadharshini Rajaraman4

BACKGROUND
In a modern gadgets era, most of the teaching methods are turning into electronic format even in schools. The new students of medicine (First MBBS) use to face difficulty in understanding the complexity of Human Anatomy. Computer technology, including internet can enhance the learning activities.
METHODS
This Interventional study was conducted among first year MBBS students of VMMC students, Karaikal. A total of 100 students were included in the study, assigned into two groups of 50 each. All subjects were given pre-test and post-test questionnaire of two different clinical based topics. Learning was assessed by written examinations and responses were linked to students’ performances in dissection theatre.
RESULT
The mean score was significantly higher among the students who had received 3-D video demonstration compared to those who had received traditional method of teaching. Participants stated that visual learning is easier to remember and gives the real appearance of anatomical structure.
CONCLUSION
This study confirms the three dimensional video demonstration is an effective method for communication and learning anatomy.

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