Exploring the role of moulage in facilitating the acquisition of clinical skills among medical students

Authors

  • Saurabh RamBihariLal Shrivastava Datta Meghe Medical College, Off-campus centre of Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Hingna Road, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Prateek Sudhakar Bobhate All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Vijaypur, Jammu
  • Shital Telrandhe Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Wardha, Maharashtra https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3638-7724
  • Harshal Gajanan Mendhe Datta Meghe Medical College, Off-campus centre of Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Hingna Road, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47203/IJCH.2024.v36i02.027

Keywords:

Moulage, Medical Simulation, Clinical Skills, Medical Education

Abstract

Training of medical students in the domain of clinical skills is an indispensable component of medical education delivery. Moulage in medical training deals with producing genuine simulations of wounds, injuries, and other medical conditions, so that students can relate to lifelike scenarios. Medical students through moulage are exposed to the complexities of real-world clinical practice to bring about an improvement in their confidence and competence levels as healthcare professionals. Integrating moulage into medical training essentially requires systematic planning and implementation to ensure that simulations are effective. The success of moulage, in terms of attainment of the learning objectives, can be enhanced by beginning with a few modules and then based on the experience, success, and acceptance, gradually expanding the process. In conclusion, the introduction of moulage into the existing medical curriculum can prove to be an effective tool to enrich the learning experience and aid in the process of acquisition of clinical skills. However, the success of the same in terms of attainment of the learning outcomes essentially depends on the planning and collaboration between different departments and stakeholders.

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Author Biography

Harshal Gajanan Mendhe, Datta Meghe Medical College, Off-campus centre of Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research, Hingna Road, Wanadongri, Nagpur, Maharashtra

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2024-04-30

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Shrivastava SR, Bobhate PS, Telrandhe S, Mendhe HG. Exploring the role of moulage in facilitating the acquisition of clinical skills among medical students. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2024 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 16];36(2):323-6. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/2827

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