Home Ahead of print Instructions
About us Current issue Subscribe
Editorial board Archives Contact us
Search Submit article Login 
Print this page Email this page
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-155

Perception of clinical year medical students on teaching and learning of pharmacology in a second-generation university in Northern Nigeria


Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhammad Tukur Umar
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo Sokoto, PMB, 2346 Sokoto
Nigeria
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/njbcs.njbcs_22_18

Rights and Permissions

Objective: There is a global dearth of clinical pharmacologists despite the critical role clinical pharmacology plays in health-care delivery, not only in developing economies like Nigeria but worldwide. There is also a growing negative attitude among undergraduate medical students towards pharmacology. In a bid to control this trend, there is a need to assess the attitude and feedback of medical students in teaching and learning of pharmacology. This will provide a platform from which appropriate intervention can be effected. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study using semi-structured self-administered questionnaires. A total of 167, 500 and 600 levels medical students participated in the study selected by multistage sampling technique. The questionnaire was designed based on a 4-point Likert scale, containing three sections. The data generated were analyzed using SPSS statistics version 20. Results: Majority of the respondents were males within age brackets of 18–25 years. Only 22.6% (odds, 0.29; 95% CI, 0.20–0.42) agreed to consider taking pharmacology as a specialty at postgraduate training; none was strongly inclined. Majority (98.7%, odds, 76.5; 95% CI, 20.8–281) of the participants agreed that pharmacology is important, exciting, and indispensable in clinical practice. About 72.9 of the students (odds, 2.69; 95% CI, 1.89–3.83) admitted that pharmacology was difficult and volatile. Slightly over 70% favored audiovisual-aided lecture during class session. Conclusion: Despite demonstrated interest in pharmacology, there was general negative attitude toward it among the respondents.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed223    
    Printed0    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded30    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal