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Introduction of Tech-Aids, a New Teaching Tool for Medical Students in AIIMS

Nov 19, 2013 11:00 IST

    Medical education, conventionally, adopts teaching students through various techniques employing use of blackboard, slides, visits to fields, etc. The new curriculum includes learning with the help of tech-aids, which by using Animation, Video Learning, etc., facilitate better understanding to students, as informed by Dr PK Julka, Dean (Academic), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.

    The new study module will be more appealing since there will be a use of animation and videos. Taking a case, if students are being taught about lung cancer through videos, animations, the lecture would not be made only about the basic disease but also on how to deal with them using chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Thus, students get a whole outlook.

    Julka said that students understand concepts more easily by means of audio-visual aids, and this new teaching method will be spread across specialisations - orthopaedics, cadaver, surgery, radiotherapy, drug interactions, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, etc.

    The traditional medical teaching system in India needs to be revamped and hence new techniques introduced are not only at the graduate level, but also being employed at the Masters level and beyond.

    Modern teaching tools are espousing both inside and outside the classroom, added Julka. Use of robotics in surgery, radiotherapy and numerous others areas are not lending hands to let doctors do an improved job but also aid in to improve the quality of surgeries and precision.

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