Awareness of dissection skills and tools session in preparing first MBBS learners for cadaveric dissection in medical school a qualitative analysis

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Author Details : TLS Gowri*, M Ramadevi, Aparna Vedapriya, V Janaki, Jana Siva Koti Srinivasa Rao, Syed Ahmed Mohiuddin

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 94-97

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Introduction: Qualitative dissections require knowledge of dissection tool kit and dissection skills which acquired will allow dissector to take care for cadaveric donor while acquiring the experience and knowledge of a successful dissection. This promotes the researcher to equip the learner in initial phase with dissection skills and tools.
Purpose: The main objective of the study is to analyse the learner prior and after interventional sessions as to how effective the session would be helpful in improving the quality and participation of learners in dissection.
and Methods: A qualitative prospective cross-sectional study was done in 168 Learners of I MBBS by an interventional session on the topic through General lecture and demonstration. Learners were assessed prior and after the interventional session by same validated questionnaire. Perceptions of learners were also taken. The obtained data were compared and its significance was analysed by Chi-square test using Epi info 7.1 software.
Results: The pre and post-test scores showed a significant improvement of 64 percent on average with p value less than 0.001 indicating that the session was fruitful. 80% of learners also opined that the session stimulated interest in the subject and improved their dissection skills.
Conclusion: An interventional session on “Awareness of dissection skills and tools” in the initial phase would increase the Learners performing quality dissections with ease. This would also help the learner to acquire better independent surgical skills and understanding in clinical phases of learning and therefore would recommend it in early phase of I MBBS Anatomy.

Keywords: Dissection skill, Dissection tools, Anatomy, Cadaver, First MBBS learner.

How to cite : Gowri T, Ramadevi M, Vedapriya A, Janaki V, Rao J S K S, Mohiuddin S A, Awareness of dissection skills and tools session in preparing first MBBS learners for cadaveric dissection in medical school a qualitative analysis. Indian J Clin Anat Physiol 2021;8(2):94-97

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Received : 28-05-2021

Accepted : 17-06-2021

Available online : 06-07-2021

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