Model preparation: A novel implement for teaching & learning anatomy and its perception on undergraduate medical students at AIIMS Raipur

Authors : Pooja Singh, Pooja Singh, Mrithunjay Rathore, Mrithunjay Rathore, Sumitra Trivedi, Sumitra Trivedi, D K Sharma, D K Sharma, Sachin Pandey, Sachin Pandey

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijcap.2019.100

Volume : 6

Issue : 4

Year : 2019

Page No : 457-461

Introduction: Anatomy is the subject where teaching and learning is not possible by studying books alone,
it needs to be explained by dissection and other methods also. Model preparation is the recent scientific
findings, which gives the three-dimensional orientation of the students concerned. Therefore research
question of the present article, Is this technological innovation useful for medical students to learn and
understand the three-dimensional view of embryology?
Aim: To Increase the interest of students in learning of anatomy, to generate understanding of threedimensional
view in anatomy and to get feedback of students towards model preparation.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted for first year MBBS students, they were divided into
groups of 10 students during practical classes. Total of 10 groups formed, and each group contained ten
students. Each group was given seven days’ time to prepare their anatomy model using materials. Each
model was evaluated, and feedback was taken in a structured questionnaire form.
Result: 78% of the student’s felts model preparation fruitfulness in the favour of 3-dimensional orientation
as well as they enjoyed a lot to prepare. 29% of students reported the model preparation disturb their
routine activity. 77% of students accepted to prepare this type model in the future.
Conclusion: Overall perception of students based on feedback, towards model making, reflected the
improvement in quality of teaching and learning activities in anatomy subject.

Keywords: Model preparation, Medical education.

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