Journal of Health Sciences Education Volume 5 No 1 - January 2018 to June 2018

Multi Disciplinary Medical Journal Official Publication of Staff Research Society Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India 442004.


1 Changing Trends in Medical Education
Author : Punit Fulzele
India is the second most populated country of the world after china. The medical needs of the country are also increasing with the population. Medical colleges, like other social institutions, are under pressure to meet the needs and desires of many groups of people in our society. The challenge is to make the curriculum more relevant to the needs of the society. Most of the medical colleges still follow the traditional, teacher centered teaching methods, although there are a few exceptions. There is an increasing consensus globally that the education of health professionals is failing to keep pace with scientific, social, and economic changes transforming the healthcare environment. With the expansion in medical education, the doctor to patient ratio has increased but these numbers do not align well with the overall quality of medical care in the country. Hence there is a need to appreciate and assimilate the global trends in medical education.

Original Articles

2 Training the trainers in Health Professions’ Education through Education Units : DMIMs Initiatives
Author : Sunita Vagha
India contributes significantly to the world’s disease burden. At the same time, the Indian health care and medical education are facing systems and standards challenges. With the highest number of medical colleges in the world, and an unprecedented growth of medical institutions occurring in the past two decades, there is a marked shortage of teachers. Additionally, although recent advances in medicine have been understood and adopted by medical and other health science institutions, the same is not true for methods and strategies in medical education
6 Introduction of Objective structured Viva Voce : As an Assessment tool for Undergraduate Medical students in Anatomy
Author : Fulzele RR
The exam system for undergraduate medical students in the Indian medical curriculum, the viva voce has taken by traditional or conventional method but the structured viva examination is a new concept in assessment of students [1]. It can be used in any subject with more reliability. Conventional viva voce lacks adequate standardization as there is no prior planning for areas to be tested, types of questions, marking pattern, and difficulty levels. Hence it lacks validity, reliability, objectivity
10 Group Objective structured clinical Examination (GOscE) in the Assessment of clinical skills of Dentistry
Author : Anuja Ikhar
The most common method of assessment of students in health professionals is observation of student’s performance in the clinical setting. This type of assessment has a number of inherent deficiencies in reliability, objectivity, variability, and the limited competencies examined(1). To overcome these deficiencies Harden et al in 1975 first described objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)(2). Inspite of the several advantages of OSCE, time expense and number of stations required to reliably assess an entire medical school limit its feasibility.
14 Perception of Jigsaw Puzzle as a tool in teaching Methods amongst Final Year Dental students
Author : Shravani Deolia
The primary purpose of teaching at any level of education is to bring a fundamental change in the learner (1). To transmit the knowledge, teachers should apply appropriate teaching methods that best suits specific objectives and level. Conventionally, almost all teaching practitioners apply teacher-centered methods to share knowledge to learners comparative to student-centered method. Until today, questions regarding effectiveness of teaching methods on student learning have remarkably increased the interest in the educational research. Also, research on teaching and learning constantly tried to examine the extent to which different teaching methods increase growth in student learning(2).
17 Evaluation of the core clinical competencies of Postgraduate students of Prosthodontics using OscE: Examinees Perception
Author : Sweta Pisulkar
Appropriate evaluation of medical students clinical competence is an integral component of most medical curricula; there are several methods of assessing performance in medical examinations(1,2). The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is an approach to student assessment in which aspects of clinical competence are evaluated in a comprehensive, consistent and structured manner with close attention to the objectivity of the process(3). OSCE was introduced by Harden in 1975 and first described as an assessment format in Pediatrics by Waterson and colleagues(4,5). Since its inception, OSCE has been increasingly used to provide formative and summative assessment in various medical disciplines worldwide

Review Articles

23 Collaborative Problem solving : An Innovative Edtech tool
Author : Vaishali Tendolkar
Education is indispensable for society to survive and thrive. Education is nourished by society and, in turn, nourishes society. Hence, it must continuously evolve to meet the challenges of the fast-changing and unpredictable global village. This evolution must be systemic, consistent, and scalable. The teachers, are expected to innovate the theory and practice of teaching and learning, as well as all other aspects of this complex organization to ensure quality preparation of all students to life and work.(