The Effects of Changes in Teaching/Learning Schedule Pattern in Physiology Subject among 2nd M.B., B.S Students from University of Medicine, Magway

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  •   Zarchi Theint Theint Hlaing

  •   Mya Pwint Phyu

  •   Sanda Kyaw

Abstract

The failure rates of the medical students had increased during the past few years. There are many supportive factors for deteriorating the students’ performance. One of these might be due to some defect in teaching/learning system. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the effects of changes in teaching/learning schedule pattern in Physiology Subject among 2nd MB BS students from University of Medicine, Magway. A Comparative study was done. Data was collected from 2nd MBBS students studying at University of Medicine, Magway, Myanmar (n = 230). Class test-1 was done before the introducing of the new teaching/learning schedule pattern. There was 3-month intervention of introducing the new teaching/learning schedule pattern. At the end of this program, class test-2 was done. Scores of all students in class test-1 and class test-2 were compared and analyzed. In the present study, the average marks of class test-1 and class test-2 were 38.23±14.56 and 43.32±18.42, respectively. It was found that the average score of the students in class test-2 was higher than that of class test-1(p< 0.001). Both class test-1 and class test-2 included 2 sections which involved multiple choice questions (MCQs) and multiple short questions (MSQs). In MCQs section, 22.17% of the total students were passed in class test-1 whereas it was increased to 33.48% in class test-2 (p< 0.01). In MSQs section, it was indicated that 29.56% of the total students were passed in class test-1 and 39.56% of the students were passed in class test-2 (p< 0.001). In the average score of both MCQs and MSQs, the students passed rate is increased from 26.96% to 36.96% after the changing of teaching/learning style (p< 0.001).This findings suggested that the new teaching/learning style was more effective than the traditional teaching.


Keywords: Multiple choice questions, Multiple short questions, Teaching/Learning style

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Hlaing, Z. T. T., Phyu, M. P., & Kyaw, S. (2020). The Effects of Changes in Teaching/Learning Schedule Pattern in Physiology Subject among 2nd M.B., B.S Students from University of Medicine, Magway. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 2(5). https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2020.2.5.495