Tin Moe Nwe, Belinda Anak Nojeb, Jeremy Hoo Ting Wang, Mathilda Frances Anak Julius, Nurul Izzah Mawaddah Mohamad Johar, Swe Swe Latt, Khin Than Yee, Soe Lwin
Tin Moe Nwe1, Belinda Anak Nojeb2, Jeremy Hoo Ting Wang3, Mathilda Frances Anak Julius4, Nurul Izzah Mawaddah Mohamad Johar5, Swe Swe Latt6, Khin Than Yee7, Soe Lwin8
1Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS.
2,3,4,5Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS.
6Unit of Community Medicine, AIMST University, Faculty of Medicine, Kedah.
7Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS.
8Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UNIMAS.
Volume - 14,
Issue - 6,
Year - 2021
Introduction: Medical students build their clinical knowledge from previously obtained basic medical science knowledge during the pre-clinical year. The pre-clinical performances have some predictive value in the clinical discipline. Basic Medical Science (BMS) taught in pre-clinical years also supported the development of clinical reasoning skills and critical analysis of medical intervention. This study explored the preference, attitude and perception toward BMS subjects among the pre-clinical medical students. Materials and methods: An institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted among 189 pre-clinical students in a public university in East Malaysia by using the nine-scale statements questionnaires by West and co-workers. An independent sample t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation and simple linear regression were used to analyze the data. Results: Among 10 BMS subjects, anatomy (29.1%) is the most preferred, followed by pathology (24.9%). Subject preference is influenced by the interesting curriculum with the highest frequency of 100%, followed by clinically useful (75.0%). The majority of students found poor attitude and perception in some items. There is no significant difference in attitude and perception toward BMS subjects between Year 1 and Year 2 students, male and female, different pre-university programs, students with scholarship and self-finance, and having family members in the medical field and those without. Conclusions and recommendation: Different teaching styles of medical faculty along with coordination with clinical departments may help the students to be more interested in learning medical education. Further study on the teaching techniques that aid in positive attitude and perception of pre-clinical students should be done.
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Tin Moe Nwe, Belinda Anak Nojeb, Jeremy Hoo Ting Wang, Mathilda Frances Anak Julius, Nurul Izzah Mawaddah Mohamad Johar, Swe Swe Latt, Khin Than Yee, Soe Lwin. Medical Students’ Preference, Attitude and Perception toward Basic Medical Science Subjects in a Public University, East Malaysia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3232-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00562
Tin Moe Nwe, Belinda Anak Nojeb, Jeremy Hoo Ting Wang, Mathilda Frances Anak Julius, Nurul Izzah Mawaddah Mohamad Johar, Swe Swe Latt, Khin Than Yee, Soe Lwin. Medical Students’ Preference, Attitude and Perception toward Basic Medical Science Subjects in a Public University, East Malaysia. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(6):3232-8. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00562 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-6-52
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