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Pages: 2466-2469
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-12031-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2019.0674

Conference name: 11th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2019
Location: Palma, Spain

SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE TEACHING PROCESS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS

E. Kralova

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Medicine (SLOVAKIA)
Introduction:
University students could take part in both creation of study programmes and qualitative improvement of teaching content and methods. An adequate feedback is needed to get their opinions and suggestions. Therefore, an anonymous questionnaire was prepared for respondents - students of medicine at Faculty of Medicine Comenius University in Bratislava. Results obtained by collecting and analysing student´s opinions and suggestions concerning teaching methods applied in practical training of medical biophysics are discussed in this contribution.

Methodology:
Respondents (92 in acad. year 2010/2011 and 112 in acad. year in 2018/2019) participated in the anonymous questionnaire survey conducted in the winter semester after completing medical biophysics. The statistical sample consisted of respondents of the 1st year of medicine study.
Questions were focused on respondents´ opinions and suggestions on:
a) importance of written record sheets from experiments;
b) elaboration of the semester project focused on applications of medical biophysics in medicine as one of the forms of individual study and defence it at the final exam in medical biophysics;
c) personal preferences in the use of different didactic means (school board, PowerPoint, printed documents, internet, etc.).
All obtained data were saved in the electronic database in the MS Excel, processed by the descriptive statistical methods, anwers were expressed in percentage and analysed in dependence on age, sex, demographic factors, type of completed secondary school and graphically represented using basic statistical and graphical tools available in the MS Excel.

Results:
Results are given in order acad. years 2010/2011 and 2018/2019, respectively.
a) 33.7 % / 31.3 % of respondents considered importance of written record sheets from experiments useful for continuous study, 45.7 % / 27.7 % considered them an appropriate way of consolidating and sorting knowledge, but 28.3 % / 36.6 % regarded them as a waste of time.
b) 21.7 % / 32.5 % of respondents considered the preparation of a semester project on medical biophysics to be extremely suitable, 52.3 % /, 53.8 % suitable, moreover 42.8 % / 87.6 % of respondents considered the possibility to defence it at the final exam in medical biophysics as extremely positive and rather positive than negative, 28.7 % / 7.5 % as neutral.
c) 45.7 % / 33.9 % of respondents preferred any type of school board, 21.3 % / 44.6 % printed documents, 28.3 % /42.0 % Internet and multimedia and 64.1 % /74.1 % preferred PowerPoint presentations.

Conclusions:
Acquired results confirmed our assumption that the majority of respondents positively accept the elaboration of a semester project and its defence in the exam.
We were not surprised that in last academic year increased number of respondents who prefer Internet, multimedia and PowerPoint presentations. We are thinking that creative work with various study information resources on medical applications of physics (compulsory study literature, self-notes, Internet, multimedia) promotes the development of cognitive skills of students, changes individual learning from passive receiving and reproducing information to active application of knowledge. The message followed from our survey is that modern technologies could be used in the teaching process more extensively.

Acknowledgement:
This work was supported by Grant project of MESRS SR 026UK-4/2017.
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E. Kralova (2019) SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE TEACHING PROCESS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF MEDICAL STUDENTS, EDULEARN19 Proceedings, pp. 2466-2469.
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