Published: 2017-01-05

A study on the feedback of the second professional MBBS students of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipur, India on the teaching - learning methodologies in pharmacology

Joychandra Oinam, Debashree Ningthoujam, Premchand M. Singh, Indira Raleng


Background: Pharmacology is an important subject of MBBS course. The teaching- learning materials, methodologies and the way of learning needs updating according to the ever-changing and ever expanding subject. Then the students can write good and correct prescriptions for rational use of drugs.

Methods: The study is a cross sectional study which will be conducted among the second professional MBBS students within six months.

Results: Out of 102 students, 94 students expressed that the pharmacology is their favourite subject which will help in the rational prescription of the drugs in future. Therefore, teaching and learning of pharmacology may be started as soon as possible and the teaching should be more emphasized on problem solving exercise. Most of the students opined to study the subject with recent advance findings throughout the MBBS course so that they can choose the specific drugs for the particular diseases during the clinical practice.

Conclusions: Periodically assessing the activities of the students during the teaching-learning period and also the performance of the students during the examinations is mandatory.


Pharmacology, Integrated teaching, Interacting lectures, Problem based teaching, Continuing medical education

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