Learning by poster competition: A new teaching strategy in basic medical science.
Objective: The objective of study was to mature Poster competition as collaborative study tool in order to define if the method of study impacts student education by analyzing student depiction in terms of fulfillment. Study Design: Analytical study. Setting: Sahiwal Medical College Sahiwal. Study Period: 20th Feb, 2020 to 20th March, 2020. Material & Methods: A poster competition was held among 400 MBBS students of 1st year to 4th year at Sahiwal Medical College Sahiwal. Ethical consent was approved by the ethical review committee of Sahiwal Medical College Sahiwal. Hand on collective valuation was used to assess students’ performance by using a questionnaire consisting of 12 questions. Different frequencies were then calculated using SPSS-20. Results: According to first part of the questionnaire students’ response was calculated as frequencies and were alienated into three groups of low, medium and high scores. 81.25% of total 400 students understood the topic fully. 69.75% of the students worked in harmony and 55.75% of students preferred group activity over individual assignments. 85.25% enjoyed this learning activity while 75.25% wanted this activity to happen in future too. As far as teacher’s approach was considered more than 70% of the students strongly agreed that the teachers stimulated their interest. Conclusion: The outcomes of the current study propose that concepts distributed in the way of Poster competition may increase student’s aptitude to evoke info, in spite of not meaningfully influencing students’ performance. Nevertheless, more studies with greater student cohorts are necessary.