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A study done in phase 1 MBBS students to evaluate the effectiveness of remedial intervention in underperforming students of Biochemistry

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : Paripex - Indian Journal Of Research(PIJR)

Source : Paripex - Indian Journal Of Research(PIJR), Volume 9, Issue 9, p.52-54 (2020)

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Department of Medical Education

Year : 2020

Abstract : Background: Remedial intervention or re teaching and repeat examination of the difficult chapters in Biochemistry can be one way to overcome weak performance by the phase 1 students in Biochemistry.The under performances by the medical students especially in Biochemistry may be because of inadequate guidance or lack of interest in a pre-clinical subject. Methodology: The present study was a Quasi experimental study conducted among the under performers in biochemistry.In the second sessional examination results in Biochemistry,those students who got less than 50% marks and who were willing to participate in the study were enrolled for remedial intervention.After a pretest,the participants were divided into small groups. Later on, 4 core biochemistry topics were discussed as small group discussion for 20 minutes with these participants.Four separate topics were covered using the same methodology which was followed by a post test.The pretest and posttest scores were analysed statistically. Results: In the present study a total of 54 students of first year MBBS (2018 batch) participated.The mean and standard deviation of the pre-test and post-test score was analysed statistically.P value was statistically significant. Conclusion: In the present study the performance of the students after remedial intervention was good.So introduction of remedial intervention for re- teaching as part of medical curriculum by adjusting the teaching hours will help the medical students to handle their performance. The present study proves that targeted remedial intervention to the underperforming medical students after assessing their deficiencies can substantially improve their academic performance.Also we can conclude from the study the importance of early remedial intervention to these students.The success of remedial intervention can be augmented if the sessions are small group discussions

Cite this Research Publication : A. Sukumaran M., Marwaha, C. Dr. Vishal, C., S. N. Unni, P.P., S. Krishnan, E.V., M., P.S., S. Prabhu, and G.S., R., “A study done in phase 1 MBBS students to evaluate the effectiveness of remedial intervention in underperforming students of Biochemistry”, Paripex - Indian Journal Of Research(PIJR), vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 52-54, 2020.

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