Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh

Md Zakirul Islam, Abdus Salam, Abu Syed Md Mosaddek, Md Faizur Rahman, Rini Juliet Rozario, Af Md Hassan Iftekhar, Iffat Jahan, Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali, Nadiger Hanumant Anantrao, Mainul Haque

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to students especially in medical schools. Bangladesh currently has 77 medical schools throughout the country. These schools have a unique curriculum developed by the Government of Bangladesh. As in many countries this curriculum is still exclusively dependent on lecture based teaching methods. The driving force of this study was to evaluate students perception about lecture class. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with anonymous self-Applied questionnaire. Medical students who participated in the study enjoyed total freedom to refuse. Results: Out of 612 total study population of Year-III and IV, 536 responded leading to over 87% of study population participating in current study. Among 536 study participants 236 (44%) were male and rest 300 (56%) were female. Eighty-Two percent (439) of current study population pronounced either strongly agree (SA) or agree (A) that lectures have met the criteria regarding organization of lecture materials. Seventy-nine percent (424) either strongly agree or agree that their facilitators met the objectives of the lecture class. Conclusions: Although current study finds many positive things about the quality of lecture class in Bangladesh, educational researchers suggest 'definitely newer teaching methods would be more helpful than the traditional curriculum with didactic lectures'. Concerned authorities must take initiative to do more in depth research in this regard to produce more holistic doctors for Bangladesh and rest of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-323
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume22
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Bangladesh
Medical Schools
Teaching
Pharmacology
Curriculum
Students
Population
Medical Students
Cross-Sectional Studies
Research Personnel
Organizations
Research

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • Lecture-class
  • Medical science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Islam, M. Z., Salam, A., Mosaddek, A. S. M., Rahman, M. F., Rozario, R. J., Iftekhar, A. M. H., ... Haque, M. (2015). Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh. International Medical Journal, 22(4), 318-323.

Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh. / Islam, Md Zakirul; Salam, Abdus; Mosaddek, Abu Syed Md; Rahman, Md Faizur; Rozario, Rini Juliet; Iftekhar, Af Md Hassan; Jahan, Iffat; Dali, Wan Putri Elena Wan; Anantrao, Nadiger Hanumant; Haque, Mainul.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2015, p. 318-323.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Islam, MZ, Salam, A, Mosaddek, ASM, Rahman, MF, Rozario, RJ, Iftekhar, AMH, Jahan, I, Dali, WPEW, Anantrao, NH & Haque, M 2015, 'Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh', International Medical Journal, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 318-323.
Islam MZ, Salam A, Mosaddek ASM, Rahman MF, Rozario RJ, Iftekhar AMH et al. Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh. International Medical Journal. 2015;22(4):318-323.
Islam, Md Zakirul ; Salam, Abdus ; Mosaddek, Abu Syed Md ; Rahman, Md Faizur ; Rozario, Rini Juliet ; Iftekhar, Af Md Hassan ; Jahan, Iffat ; Dali, Wan Putri Elena Wan ; Anantrao, Nadiger Hanumant ; Haque, Mainul. / Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh. In: International Medical Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 4. pp. 318-323.
@article{ebef5d60429c428fb5cd9e27196611a4,
title = "Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh",
abstract = "Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to students especially in medical schools. Bangladesh currently has 77 medical schools throughout the country. These schools have a unique curriculum developed by the Government of Bangladesh. As in many countries this curriculum is still exclusively dependent on lecture based teaching methods. The driving force of this study was to evaluate students perception about lecture class. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with anonymous self-Applied questionnaire. Medical students who participated in the study enjoyed total freedom to refuse. Results: Out of 612 total study population of Year-III and IV, 536 responded leading to over 87{\%} of study population participating in current study. Among 536 study participants 236 (44{\%}) were male and rest 300 (56{\%}) were female. Eighty-Two percent (439) of current study population pronounced either strongly agree (SA) or agree (A) that lectures have met the criteria regarding organization of lecture materials. Seventy-nine percent (424) either strongly agree or agree that their facilitators met the objectives of the lecture class. Conclusions: Although current study finds many positive things about the quality of lecture class in Bangladesh, educational researchers suggest 'definitely newer teaching methods would be more helpful than the traditional curriculum with didactic lectures'. Concerned authorities must take initiative to do more in depth research in this regard to produce more holistic doctors for Bangladesh and rest of the world.",
keywords = "Evaluation, Lecture-class, Medical science",
author = "Islam, {Md Zakirul} and Abdus Salam and Mosaddek, {Abu Syed Md} and Rahman, {Md Faizur} and Rozario, {Rini Juliet} and Iftekhar, {Af Md Hassan} and Iffat Jahan and Dali, {Wan Putri Elena Wan} and Anantrao, {Nadiger Hanumant} and Mainul Haque",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "318--323",
journal = "International Medical Journal",
issn = "1341-2051",
publisher = "Japan International Cultural Exchange Foundation",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Appraisal of quality of pharmacology lecture class of MBBS programme in four private medical schools of Bangladesh

AU - Islam, Md Zakirul

AU - Salam, Abdus

AU - Mosaddek, Abu Syed Md

AU - Rahman, Md Faizur

AU - Rozario, Rini Juliet

AU - Iftekhar, Af Md Hassan

AU - Jahan, Iffat

AU - Dali, Wan Putri Elena Wan

AU - Anantrao, Nadiger Hanumant

AU - Haque, Mainul

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to students especially in medical schools. Bangladesh currently has 77 medical schools throughout the country. These schools have a unique curriculum developed by the Government of Bangladesh. As in many countries this curriculum is still exclusively dependent on lecture based teaching methods. The driving force of this study was to evaluate students perception about lecture class. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with anonymous self-Applied questionnaire. Medical students who participated in the study enjoyed total freedom to refuse. Results: Out of 612 total study population of Year-III and IV, 536 responded leading to over 87% of study population participating in current study. Among 536 study participants 236 (44%) were male and rest 300 (56%) were female. Eighty-Two percent (439) of current study population pronounced either strongly agree (SA) or agree (A) that lectures have met the criteria regarding organization of lecture materials. Seventy-nine percent (424) either strongly agree or agree that their facilitators met the objectives of the lecture class. Conclusions: Although current study finds many positive things about the quality of lecture class in Bangladesh, educational researchers suggest 'definitely newer teaching methods would be more helpful than the traditional curriculum with didactic lectures'. Concerned authorities must take initiative to do more in depth research in this regard to produce more holistic doctors for Bangladesh and rest of the world.

AB - Introduction: Didactic Lectures are perhaps, the most commonly used and 'Oldest teaching' method. They are one of the efficient ways to disseminate 'Theories, ideas, and facts' to the students. Currently educational connoisseurs throughout the world believe that didactic lecture is no more an operational way of teaching and knowledge transfer to students especially in medical schools. Bangladesh currently has 77 medical schools throughout the country. These schools have a unique curriculum developed by the Government of Bangladesh. As in many countries this curriculum is still exclusively dependent on lecture based teaching methods. The driving force of this study was to evaluate students perception about lecture class. Methods: This is a cross sectional study with anonymous self-Applied questionnaire. Medical students who participated in the study enjoyed total freedom to refuse. Results: Out of 612 total study population of Year-III and IV, 536 responded leading to over 87% of study population participating in current study. Among 536 study participants 236 (44%) were male and rest 300 (56%) were female. Eighty-Two percent (439) of current study population pronounced either strongly agree (SA) or agree (A) that lectures have met the criteria regarding organization of lecture materials. Seventy-nine percent (424) either strongly agree or agree that their facilitators met the objectives of the lecture class. Conclusions: Although current study finds many positive things about the quality of lecture class in Bangladesh, educational researchers suggest 'definitely newer teaching methods would be more helpful than the traditional curriculum with didactic lectures'. Concerned authorities must take initiative to do more in depth research in this regard to produce more holistic doctors for Bangladesh and rest of the world.

KW - Evaluation

KW - Lecture-class

KW - Medical science

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84949527961&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84949527961&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 318

EP - 323

JO - International Medical Journal

JF - International Medical Journal

SN - 1341-2051

IS - 4

ER -