Bed side teaching: Student’s perception and its correlation with academic performance

  • Shahid Sarwar Services Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Abdul Aleem Services Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Muhammad Arif Nadeem Services Institute of Medical Sciences
Keywords: Academic performance, Bedside teaching, Student’s perception

Abstract

Objective: To determine student’s perception of bedside clinical teaching and to correlate it with their performance in assessment.

Methods: This cross-sectional study of correlational survey was conducted at Services Institute of Medical Sciences in September 2019, involving students of final professional year who filled a proforma to rate their bedside teaching experience during clinical rotations using rating scale. Mean scores of items were determined with score < 3 reflecting dis-satisfaction. Mean scores were compared between high and low performing students using student’s t test.

Results: Total of 160 students participated. Physical environment domain was assigned lowest scores by students (mean 2.94±0.74) followed by teaching task by teachers (3.04±0.72), group dynamics (3.16±0.81) and patient comfort and attitude towards patient (3.87±0.60). Teaching task by teacher had maximum stems with scores < 3 needing significant improvement. Students with low academic performance were more unsatisfied with group dynamics of bedside teaching (p value 0.009), especially lack of equal opportunities of participation for every member (p value <0.000) in clinical rotations.

Conclusion: Small size group with adequate space for bedside training and faculty training can enhance learning experience of students. Ensuring active participation of each group member during bedside learning can improve academic performance of students.

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2120

How to cite this:
Sarwar S, Aleem A, Nadeem MA. Bed side teaching: Student’s perception and its correlation with academic performance. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(6):---------. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2120

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Author Biographies

Shahid Sarwar, Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine, Services Institute of Medical Sciences Lahore

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Doctors Hospital and Medical Center Lahore

Abdul Aleem, Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Medicine

Post graduate residents

Muhammad Arif Nadeem, Services Institute of Medical Sciences

Medicine

Professor of Medicine

Published
2020-07-24
How to Cite
Sarwar, S., Aleem, A., & Nadeem, M. (2020). Bed side teaching: Student’s perception and its correlation with academic performance. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 36(6). https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.6.2120