A Study on Medical Students Perceptions and Opinions of Faculty Power Point Presentations Used During Lecture

Authors

  • K.Chandra Sekhar1 , Manas Ranjan Rout2 , K. Uma Maheswara Rao3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocm.v8i1.1309

Keywords:

Students, Content of lecture, Opinions, power point method

Abstract

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

  1. 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 .

Author Biography

K.Chandra Sekhar1 , Manas Ranjan Rout2 , K. Uma Maheswara Rao3

1 Professor of Community Medicine, Presently working as Trainer at Al Ufuq Training post graduation centre,

Family Medicine Academy, Qassim Health Cluster, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia. Study conducted at Alluri Sita

Ramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, A.P., India, 2 Professor of ENT, 3 Academic Principal & Professor of

Paediatrics , Alluri Sita Ramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, A.P

Published

2020-01-30