Medical Students' Attitudes toward Active Learning in Radiology

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Chalakot Dejarkom Kosa Sudhorm

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Active learning has been applied in medical schools, and a void in the literature exists regarding
the attitude of all active learning methods. The objective of this study was to evaluate medical
students' attitudes toward all active learning methods in radiology.Fifty nine 5th year medical students
in Buddhachinaraj Medical Education Center in elective course of radiology in academic year 2016
were included in this study. They were assigned to study team based learning, case conference,
topic, teaching film and ultrasound practice methods. At the end of the course, they were surveyed for
their attitudes toward all active learning methods by using 11 (five rating scale) questionnaire items. TBL had
the highest attitude (3.37 ± 0.82) and ultrasound practice had the lowest attitude (2.43 ± 0.84) in overall.
Case conference had the highest attitude in five items because the students have to be good coordination
and preparation for excellent presentation. Team-based learning (TBL) had the highest attitude in
teamwork that corresponding with the objective of TBL. The students had direct benefit from teacher
in teaching film, therefore they had the highest attitude in instructor feedback. While ultrasound practice
had the lowest attitude in eight items due to low participation and inadequate time. All active learning
methods in radiology have different advantages and disadvantages that we should mix all active learning
methods to increase the benefits.

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