Physiology Seminars: Perceptions of Undergraduate allied health sciences students

  • Dr. Mukkadan Joseph Kurien Little Flower MedicalResearch Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India
  • Danasegaran M JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
  • Soumya Mishra JIPMER, Pondicherry, India
  • Prabha V Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical sciences, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka,India
  • Archana Rajagopalan Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India
  • Kumar Sai Sailesh Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India
  • Jinu Kochakkan Varghese Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India
  • Udaya Kumar Reddy International Stress Management Association (ISMAIND), Hyderabad, Telangana State, India.
Keywords: Seminars, Physiology, Allied Health sciences students

Abstract

Background: Seminar is reported as an effective method for improving communication skills and facilitates learning process. Seminars enable active participation, peer interaction, questioning the minds of students, handling of debatable issues, effective presentational skills, presenting opinions. Aims and objectives: The present study was aimed to observe the effectiveness of seminar in allied health science students through their own perceptions. Materials and Methods: The present cross sectional study was conducted in 60 male and female first year undergraduate allied health science students, after obtaining voluntary, written informed consent after explaining the need of the study and ensuring confidentiality. Results: Majority of the students expressed positive opinion about seminar. Conclusion: We recommend that seminar could be implemented successfully as a learning process. We also recommend further studies with involvement of multiple centers to support the implementation of seminars in the curriculum, to increase the academic performance of students in Physiology.

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Author Biographies

Dr. Mukkadan Joseph Kurien, Little Flower MedicalResearch Centre, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Department of Physiology

Danasegaran M, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

Department of Physiology

Soumya Mishra, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India

Department of Physiology

Prabha V, Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical sciences, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka,India

Associate Professor of Physiology

Archana Rajagopalan, Saveetha Medical College, Saveetha University, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,India

Department of Physiology

Kumar Sai Sailesh, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Department of Physiology

Jinu Kochakkan Varghese, Little Flower Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Angamaly, Kerala, India

Department of Physiology

Published
2016-06-30
How to Cite
Dr. Mukkadan Joseph Kurien, Danasegaran M, Soumya Mishra, Prabha V, Archana Rajagopalan, Kumar Sai Sailesh, Jinu Kochakkan Varghese, & Udaya Kumar Reddy. (2016). Physiology Seminars: Perceptions of Undergraduate allied health sciences students . Asian Pacific Journal of Health Sciences, 3(2), 113-115. https://doi.org/10.21276/apjhs.2016.3.2.21