Physiology Seminars: Perceptions of Undergraduate allied health sciences students
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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