Perceptions Of Digital Medical Education Among Post Graduate Medical Students: Mixed Method Survey In Covid 19 Situation

Perceptions Of Digital Medical Education Among Post Graduate Medical Students

  • Dr. Aditya Telkar Post Graduate,Department Of Community Medicine, M R Medical College, Mahadevappa Rampure Marga, Sedam Road, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Karnataka, India-585105
  • Dr. Ravikumar K Assistant Professor,Department Of Community Medicine, M R Medical College, Mahadevappa Rampure Marga, Sedam Road, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Karnataka, India-585105
  • Dr. S R. Nigudgi Professor & HOD,Department Of Community Medicine, M R Medical College, Mahadevappa Rampure Marga, Sedam Road, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Karnataka, India-585105
  • Dr. Shreeshail Ghooli Statistician, Department Of Community Medicine, M R Medical College, Mahadevappa Rampure Marga, Sedam Road, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Karnataka, India-585105
Keywords: Postgraduate Medical Students, Digital Medical Education, Digital Literacy, Covid-19, Perceived Barriers

Abstract

Background: Digital health literacy and digital skills should become prerequisite competencies for health professionals to facilitate the implementation and leverage the potential of digital technologies to improve health. The primary objective of our study was to investigate perceptions of medical students on the role of online teaching in facilitating medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Material And Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted at the national level using both offline and online (mixed) survey for a period of 3 months (Dec - Feb 2020) with a self-administered questionnaire devised on the basis of a literature search “on current online teaching methods following the Covid-19 pandemic situation” among the Post Graduate medical students. Result: Our Study responses consisted of post graduate medical students (n=398) across India among them 29.9% agreed to that online teaching is helpful during covid-19 situation. Some of the barriers include experience, mode of accessing, tools used, internet facilities, availability of Audio-visual aids, user friendliness of soft-ware. Conclusion: During Covid -19 pandemic online lectures provided a sustainable method of teaching-learning. Some of the facilitators in our study include web learning teaching mode, feasibility of class timing, easy grabbing of information, able to answer during online exam or class.[Telkar A Natl J Integr Res Med, 2021; 12(3): 59-67]

Published
2021-07-01
How to Cite
Dr. Aditya Telkar, Dr. Ravikumar K, Dr. S R. Nigudgi, & Dr. Shreeshail Ghooli. (2021). Perceptions Of Digital Medical Education Among Post Graduate Medical Students: Mixed Method Survey In Covid 19 Situation: Perceptions Of Digital Medical Education Among Post Graduate Medical Students. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 12(3), 59-67. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/3080
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