Interactive lectures: A perspective of students and lecturers

Rehana Rehman, Kamran Afzal, Ambreen Kamran

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Objective: To evaluate usefulness of lectures in learning of basic science subjects by students and lecturers. Methodology: It was a survey carried out in Bahria University Medical & Dental College after completion of six modules of teaching in Basic Sciences from January 2009 till December 2010. Response on usefulness of interactive lectures (IL) was acquired by a questionnaire designed separately for students and lecturers. The data was interpreted by soft ware "Statistical Software for Social sciences" (SPSS) version 15. Results: The perception of 97 students and 15 lecturers indicated usefulness of IL in better understanding of subject content. Majority of lecturers (93%) were convinced with its role in concept visualization. They were however not convinced with its role in persistence of interest and student's interaction (33%).Majority of students (84%) were satisfied with delivery of content (p<0.005), 89% understood structural and functional relationship by the teaching methodology however felt need of its improvement in terms of relevance of knowledge in applied sciences. Conclusion: The lecturers and students agreed upon usefulness of IL and its continuation as part of core curriculum in teaching of basic science subjects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-156
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Postgraduate Medical Institute
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Didactic lectures
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Medical education
  • Medical students
  • Power point presentation
  • Teaching methodology


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