Perception of Peer learning, as an innovative learning strategy among first year medical students lacking senior guidance.

  • Ahmed Murtaz Khalid CMH Kharian Medical College Kharian Cantt.
  • Noman Sadiq
  • Aiman Farogh Anjum CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Iffat Naiyar Hashmi CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Misbah Aslam CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Saadia Hamid CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Ghulam Hussain CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi CMH Kharian Medical College.
  • Mahjabeen Safdar CMH Kharian Medical College.
Keywords: Feedback, Peer-Learning, Questionnaire, Self-Reflection

Abstract

Objectives: To know the perception of peer-learning among first batch of 1st year medical students in CMH Kharian Medical College. Study Design: Cross-Sectional study. Setting: CMH Kharian Medical College. Period: June 2018 and September 2018. Material & Methods: Questionnaire was distributed among hundred first year medical students on self-reflection and feedback after 15 min power point presentation given by their fellow students based on different pathophysiological scenarios. Results: Out of 100 students, 85 filled out questionnaire form completely. 60% of students were of the opinion that peer-learning facilitated them to perform better in the exam, and can be continued for future batches. 50% of students agreed that this innovative learning modality was conducted in a systematic manner, helped them to improve their understanding of the subject and learning was fostered based on the principles of self-reflection and feedback. Problem solving ability was improved by peer learning format according to 49% of students, while 47% of students reported that this innovative learning strategy provided them with a tool to improve their learning through interaction, while research capabilities of 37% students were improved. Conclusion: Majority of first year medical students lacking senior guidance learned better in a comfortable environment from their peers, and improved understanding of the core subject by realizing the implication of the concept of self-reflection and feedback.

Author Biographies

Ahmed Murtaz Khalid, CMH Kharian Medical College Kharian Cantt.

MBBS, MSc, Ph.D

Assistant Professor Physiology

Noman Sadiq

MBBS, M.Phil

Assistant Professor Physiology

Aiman Farogh Anjum, CMH Kharian Medical College.

MBBS, M.Phil

Assistant Professor Physiology

Iffat Naiyar Hashmi, CMH Kharian Medical College.

MBBS, M.PH

Assistant Professor Community Medicine

Misbah Aslam, CMH Kharian Medical College.

MBBS

Demonstrator Physiology

Saadia Hamid, CMH Kharian Medical College.

MBBS

Lecturer Community Medicine

Ghulam Hussain, CMH Kharian Medical College.

MBBS, DTCD, M.Phil

HOD/ Professor Physiology

Shoaib Naiyar Hashmi, CMH Kharian Medical College.

FCPS (Pak), FCPP (Pak), FRCP (UK), IFCAP (USA)

Principal & Dean/ Professor Pathology

Mahjabeen Safdar, CMH Kharian Medical College.

BS (Statistics)

Statistician Community Medicine

Published
2020-09-10