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Modified use of team-based learning in ophthalmology course for fifth year medical students

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First Author: O.Altintas TURKEY

Co Author(s):    L. Altintas   Y. Caglar           

Abstract Details


Team-based learning(TBL)is expert-led, interactive and analytical teaching strategy .TBL is learner-centered but instructor-led, uses a very structured individual and group accountability process, and requires small groups to work together to solve problem. This study served toinvestigate whether the TBL concept could be modified and adopted to the fifth year cornea module of ophthalmology course.


Observational study


Questionaires (Likert scale 1-5) were distributed to 169 fifth year medical students attending cornea module applied as TBL in ophthalmology course. The questionaire consisted of 2 categories: The TBL format (7 items) and an open ended question about the class(1 item). The feedback was evaluated.


: A majority of students felt that modified TBL sessions were beter at fulfilling learning objectives( 121 students, 71,59%), enabled beter understanding (134 students, 79,28%), were more interesting (146 students, 86,39%), ensured greater student participitation (123 students,72,78%), and involved greater effort on the part of students (148 students,87,57%) as compared to traditional teaching methods. Most of the students (129 students, 76,33%) agreed that more such sessions should be organized in future.


After adjustments to improve weaknesses, such as the short time allocation and studentsÂ’ lack of prior background, the outcomes of this modified TBL on cornea module of ophthalmology course provide a good basis for its continiuation. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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