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16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Curriculum planning and assessment

19. - 21. April 2012, Timisoara, Romania

The impact of interactive courses on medical students compared to the traditional coruses. An prospective, observational study


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16. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre 2012 - Curriculum planning and assessment. Timisoara, Romania, 19.-21.04.2012. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc12grako32

doi: 10.3205/12grako32, urn:nbn:de:0183-12grako328

Veröffentlicht: 5. September 2012

© 2012 Patrascu et al.
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Introduction: While usually the traditional courses transfer unidirectional the information from teacher to student, interactive courses are supposed to make a bidirectional exchange of data.

Material and method: We conducted a prospective, observational study in the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara. Using observation and questionnaires during courses organized in both traditional and interactive method, we analyzed the response and the amount of information received and exchanged by medical students.

Results: Majority of students found interactive lectures highly motivating and interesting, improving the assessment of information and their learning process. Although we observed that only a fraction of students participated in discussions.

Conclusions: Using interactive courses encourages students to adopt active learning techniques and improves their attention and their information assessment.