Perceptions About E-Learning Among Undergraduate Medical Students: A Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Jeevithan Shanmugam KMCH Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Periasamy Aparnavi KMCH Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-7261
  • Vivin Vincent Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Rashmi Ramanthan KMCH Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • Ramesh Rathinamoorthy KMCH Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu https://orcid.org/0009-0008-8204-9938

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2023.v35i04.019

Keywords:

E-Learning, Online Learning, Medical Curriculum, Undergraduate Teaching, MBBS

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic times showed the need for blending e-learning in medical education. The current study aims to find the perceptions of undergraduate medical students on e-learning. A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 848 students on perceptions about e-learning. Private college students and Phase IV students significantly faced more data exhaustion. The government college students and phase IV students significantly felt that classes were more monotonous. The longer duration of e-learning caused health effects. Thus, to bring about a better learning environment e-learning can be integrated into the MBBS curriculum as a supplement to bedside and small group learning.

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Published

2023-12-31

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Shanmugam J, Aparnavi P, Vincent V, Ramanthan R, Rathinamoorthy R. Perceptions About E-Learning Among Undergraduate Medical Students: A Cross Sectional Study. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 24];35(4):516-9. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2599

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