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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-65

Snap-shot of microteaching as a teaching–learning method among health professionals in university of health sciences, Navi Mumbai

1 Associate Professor, Ph D scholar, Department of Health Profession and Education, MGMIHS Navi Mumbai, India
2 Professor, Department of Community Medicine, MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Professor & Head, Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_2_21

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Introduction: Microteaching (MT) is innovative teaching–learning method to honed and refined teaching skills in teachers. The training of medical teachers in India in pedagogical technique is not mandatory. Hence, the quality of teaching imparted in medical school is heterogenous. In today's era of Competency Based Medical Education and society's increasing high expectation on health professionals, it is essential to make competent medical teachers with improved pedagogical skills. Hence, the study was conducted to assess the baseline knowledge, practice, and attitude about MT among health professionals. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted during the period September 18–19 among all postgraduate (PG) students and teachers who have < 5 years of teaching experience after taking written consent in all constituent colleges under an university of Health science in Navi Mumbai. Results: Nearly 76.6% of health professionals were aware about concept of MT and 56.3% of health professionals could defined correctly MT. Only 12.6% of health professionals had correctly enumerated phases of MT. Nearly 65.1% of health professionals reported that MT as a teaching training tool should be included in PG training. Overall, 20–40% of health professionals were strongly agree to agree on various merits of MT. 57.8% health professionals suggested that experts should demonstrate teaching skills, whereas 50.6% of health professionals said that it should be made as mandatory exercise so that PG students and novice medical teachers would improve their teaching Skills. Conclusion: These observations suggest that microteaching exercise should be mainstreamed in health professional's curriculum in phase wise manner in future.

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