Pause procedure to enhance learning during the lectures in Medical Colleges

Pause procedure to enhance learning.

  • Zafar Ali Chaudhry Vice Chancellor, Department of Medical Education, Faisalabad Medical University, Sargodha Road Faisalabad.
  • Muhammad Tahir Bashir Malik Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, Faisalabad Medical University, Sargodha Road ,Faisalabad.
  • Ayesha Ayub Senior Demonstrator, Department of Medical Education, Faisalabad Medical University, Sargodha Road ,Faisalabad.
  • Aamir Imtiaz Khan Senior Registrar, Department of Urology, Faisalabad Medical University, Sargodha Road Faisalabad.
  • Moin Anwar Senior Registrar, Department of Urology, Faisalabad Medical University, Sargodha Road Faisalabad.
  • Mahnoor Shakeel MBSS Student, Shalamar Medical College, Lahore.
Keywords: Medical Students, Medical Education, Attention.

Abstract

BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Lectures are still the most appropriate and practical way of conveying knowledge in available limited resources but their effectiveness is very debatable. The pause procedure is a strategy that uses strategic pauses in a lecture to help students overcome this problem. The objective of this study was to analyze the effectiveness of pausing to enhance learning during lectures in medical colleges.

METHODOLOGY: After institutional permission # 48.ERC/FMU/2023-24.384, this comparative cross-sectional study was conducted on fourth-year MBBS students (the whole Batch was involved, which comes to the urology ward) in a public sector medical institution. The technique of taking a clarification pause during the long sessions (equal to or more than 45 minutes) was utilized and feedback was taken.

RESULTS: Student satisfaction was described by 75% of students in Method-A (taught with pausing technique) and 48% of the students in Method-B (taught without pausing) (p=0.018). Maintaining the attention span till the end of the lecture was described by 74% of Method-A and 34% of Method-B students (p≤0.001). Clarity of the topic was described by 82% with A and 51 % with B students(p≤0.001). The mean MCQ score of the students group after method A was 62% and 52% with B.   

CONCLUSION: The pause procedure is an effective methodology to improve learning and academic performance in undergraduate medical students without causing any added burden.

Published
2024-06-01
How to Cite
Chaudhry, Z. A., Malik, M. T. B., Ayub, A., Khan, A. I., Anwar, M., & Shakeel, M. (2024). Pause procedure to enhance learning during the lectures in Medical Colleges. Journal of University Medical & Dental College, 15(2), 809-812. https://doi.org/10.37723/jumdc.v15i2.987
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Original Article