A Study on Medical Students Perceptions and Opinions of Faculty Power Point Presentations Used During Lecture
Keywords:Students, Content of lecture, Opinions, power point method
Background: As the time advances, many faculty members are using different varieties of power point
presentations or other methods of teaching to the students. The main aim of the study to collect the perceptions
and opinions of the students to further improvement plans execution in the institute. Objectives: 1. To find
the perceptions and opinions of medical students about faculty power point presentations during lecture.
Materials and Methods: The present institutional based cross sectional study was conducted at Alluri Sita
Ramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, during the period from June 2016 to July
- A total of 125 students were selected by simple random method. Study importance, observation of
power point contents of clinical, pre and paramedical teaching departments faculty presentations observed by
the students for the last one month. Results were analysed and necessary statistical tests like proportions and
chi square tests were applied. Results: In pre and para clinical Departments, out of 125 respondents, 96/125
(76.8%) were given response as audio visual aids (A/V) were clear as agreed. About 14/125 (11.2%) were
given response as A/V aids were clear as disagreed and 12% were given response as average in pre and para
clinical teaching department presentations. In clinical departments, 12.8% (16/125) were given response as
average and remaining 20% (25/125) were given response as disagree for the content of A/V aids were clear.
Only 42.4% of faculty used combination T/L method in addition to power point presentations. Conclusions:
The preference of students for these teaching aids may vary from subject to subject and also influenced by
the commonest mode of teaching aid used in the department. very less proportion of the students opined
that lecture delivered as interesting as strongly agree. In addition, there may be need of training of teachers
pertaining to use of these A-V aids and newer technologies for better understanding .