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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 07-09

Research Article

Introduction of project as a learning tool in forensic medicine

Sachin Janbaji Gadge1, Alka Rawekar2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Shri Vasantrao Naik Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Co-convener, Nodal Center & Professor, Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which student gains knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. The aim of our study was to improve learning of Forensic Medicine in under graduate students. A batch of 100 under graduate students were given didactic lecture on injuries. After that 50 were divided into 5 batches of 10 each and allotted projects on injuries. Pretest and post test were conducted for all 100 students. The pre and post test were evaluated by student ‘t’ test. Learning gain of the project subjected group was more as compared to traditional teaching (p = 0.000). The absolute learning gain was much higher (228.80%).