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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part A (2021)

Holistic obstetrics and gynaecology mind maps teaching an easy-to-use tool provides equality of learning, teaching, and assessment

Author(s): Dr. Karali HF, Smith Daniel Robert, Goodson Michaela Louise and Dr. Farhad ES
Abstract:
Aim: A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the learning benefits of holistic Obstetrics and Gynaecology mind maps (HOGMMs) in acquiring a range of clinical skills, standardizing assessment, and teaching methods.
Methodology: HOGMMs were developed and had been used as a teaching tool for Year 3 medical students (n=113) for 6 months in between January and July 2016 as a tool to assist their learning during their Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OG) rotation. The HOGMMs were taught to all Year 3 medical students and a soft copy of the tool was shared with them as a reference for their use during their clinical placement in OG rotation. After the completion of their OG rotation, students were invited to complete a questionnaire assessing perceived benefits for skill acquisition, and standardizing assessment and teaching methods.
Results: The majority of students believed HOGMMs was a useful learning tool across a range of parameters (min = 59%; n = 96). Students who believed HOGMMs to be useful for standardising assessment were more likely to report mutual benefits in terms of student learning (χ2=35.836; P=0.0005) and standardising teaching methods (χ2=20.256; P =0.0005).
Conclusion: This study suggests that students’ value our HOGMM’s not only for developing clinical skills but also standardising assessment and teaching methods.
Pages: 47-52  |  51 Views  29 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Karali HF, Smith Daniel Robert, Goodson Michaela Louise, Dr. Farhad ES. Holistic obstetrics and gynaecology mind maps teaching an easy-to-use tool provides equality of learning, teaching, and assessment. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(4):47-52. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i4a.216
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine