Prespective of medical students towards experimental biochemistry

  • Sumreena Mansoor Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Almas Ashraf Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Keywords: biochemistry, teaching methods, medical students, integrative medicine

Abstract

Objective: The simple curriculum of Medical science has the complex biochemical theories which are hard to grasp. To address this problem, practical knowledge and change in approach to study is relevant to have a better foundation in clinical years; where this information has to be applied.

Methodology: Modifications were made in experimental biochemistry and genetics to focus on more applied knowledge through experiments and problem-based learning. A seven-item questionnaire to check the students’ perspective of biochemistry was distributed among second year students, 89 out of 104 responded.

Results: 42 were males and 47 were females. The results were positive between 60% and 70% for all the items. 70% was highest, which was for component, which they still hope for better courses in the future.

Conclusion: Numerous strategies have been applied to promote teaching results and increase the effectiveness of teaching to undergraduate clinical students in biochemistry.

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Author Biographies

Sumreena Mansoor, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Almas Ashraf, Shifa College of Medicine, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Instructor, Department of Biochemistry

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Published
2019-12-19
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Mansoor S, Ashraf A. Prespective of medical students towards experimental biochemistry. JSTMU [Internet]. 19Dec.2019 [cited 1Dec.2020];2(2):67-1. Available from: https://j.stmu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/jstmu/article/view/56