Effectiveness of team-based learning in teaching medical genetics to medical undergraduates

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This study explores the experience of both learners and a teacher during a team-based learning (TBL) session. TBL involves active learning that allows medical students to utilise their visual, auditory, writing and kinetic learning styles in order to strengthen their knowledge and retain it for longer, which is important with regard to applying basic sciences in clinical settings. This pilot study explored the effectiveness of TBL in learning medical genetics, and its potential to replace conventional lectures. First-year medical students (n = 194) studying at Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, during 2014/2015 were selected to participate in this study. The topic of ‘Mutation and Mutation Analysis’ was selected, and the principles of TBL were adhered to during the study. It was found that the students' performance in a group readiness test was better than in individual readiness tests. The effectiveness of TBL was further shown in the examination, during which the marks obtained were tremendously improved. Collective commentaries from both the learners and the teacher recommended TBL as another useful tool in learning medical genetics. Implementation strategies should be advanced for the benefit of future learners and teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume23
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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Keywords

  • Biochemistry
  • Flipped learning
  • Medical education
  • Medical genetics
  • Team-based learning

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  • Medicine(all)

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