Effect of The Covid-19 Pandemic on Teaching In Subject of Anatomy For First MBBS Students
Effect of The Covid-19 Pandemic on Teaching In Subject of Anatomy
Keywords:Anatomy, COVID-19, Dissection, Pandemic
Introduction: Anatomical knowledge is very crucial to the practice of medicine; thus, its acquisition is foundation base for clinical
subjects. Many studies have shown that cadaveric dissections strengthen respect and empathy among medical students. Many
students felt the stress and anxiety due to online teaching classes during the pandemic
Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among first year MBBS students of Gujarat Adani Institute of
Medical Sciences, Bhuj, Gujarat, India, during 2020-2021. Informed consent was taken from the students when they came back to
offline classes after the pandemic was controlled
Results: Students were of opinion that offline teaching is more stimulating, it is easy to engage with teacher and more interaction
and doubt can be cleared. But during online teaching fear of facing teacher was less in minds of students.
The disadvantages which are associated with online teaching as per our study were mostly poor internet connection and less
interactivity with teacher. Regarding advantages of online teaching, students were most happy with flexibility of location and
comfort of home. Other few advantages were time and cost saving due to travel.
Conclusion: The present study revealed that for anatomy being a vast subject, online teaching cannot replace the offline teaching.
But in current corona pandemic, online teaching is the only way out. To make online teaching effective it should be more interactive
and practical topic has to be revised on specimens and models when students are back to offline classes. The exams should not just
include MCQs but also viva and assignments