Integrated lecturing within clerkship course, a new learning method in nurse-anesthesia teaching

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Mahmood Akhlaghi 1 , *

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran

How to Cite: Akhlaghi M. Integrated lecturing within clerkship course, a new learning method in nurse-anesthesia teaching, J Med Edu. 2015 ; 14(1):e105418. doi: 10.22037/jme.v14i1.8170.

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Journal of Medical Education: 14 (1); e105418
Published Online: June 04, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 08, 2015
Accepted: June 04, 2015
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Abstract

Background and purpose: Traditional lecture-based teaching has been long used to transit theoretical knowledge to the participants. Due to some problems of this didactic approach, some believe that integration within an active method is more valuable in nursing education. In this study, we hypothesized that integrating lecture-based teaching within clerkship course would enhance nurse-anesthesia students’ knowledge.Methods: A prospective randomized study was conducted. Twenty four students of two-year nurse-anesthesia participated in the study. All of the students received either didactic lectures or integrated lectures within clerkship course during a four-month semester of their educational curriculum. Their knowledge of anesthesia course was assessed at the end of the course using Wilcoxon Rank test.Results: The integrated method improved students’ final scores at the end of the semester (p=0.004). Moreover, their scores was much better when taxonomy-2 questions were compared (p=0.001).Conclusion: Incorporating didactic lecture within anesthesia clerkship course improves participants’ knowledge of anesthesia course.

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