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J Educ Health Promot. 2019 Aug 30;8:164. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_133_19. eCollection 2019.

Development and implementation of a competency-based module for teaching research methodology to medical undergraduates.

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Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Research experience helps an undergraduate student to understand published works, to learn teamwork, and even to consider research as a career. Few medical institutions have attempted to engage undergraduates in research experience. Competency-based medical education has emerged as a core strategy to educate and assess medical students worldwide.

AIMS:

This study aims to develop and implement a competency-based research methodology training module for undergraduate students and find out students' perception about this.

SETTINGS AND DESIGN:

A cross-sectional study of mixed design was undertaken in the Department of Community Medicine, UCMS, Delhi, India.

METHODOLOGY:

A competency-based research training module was developed and implemented with 4th semester undergraduate students posted in the department. Students' feedback about the module was obtained.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED:

For quantitative variables, means, ranges, medians, and percentages were calculated. To find out students' perception about the posting a qualitative analysis was done.

RESULTS:

The module was implemented with 25 students posted in the department in May 2017. However, feedback was obtained from 23 students. About 83% of the students reported as highly satisfied with the posting, 61% of the students mentioned that after completion of this posting, they felt motivated to do further research. A qualitative analysis of the feedback showed that students found the project helped them to enhance their knowledge and develop skills.

CONCLUSIONS:

Competency-based research methodology training can serve as a tool for teaching research methodology to undergraduate students.

KEYWORDS:

Competency; medical undergraduates; research

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