7. Anatomi Kış Günleri Toplantısı, Denizli, Turkey, 21 - 23 January 2019, pp.3-5
Human Skeletal Anatomy Education By Using TBL Method
Ismailoglu Pelin 1, Aktekin Mustafa 2, Keskinoz Elif Nedret 1, Ismailoglu Abdul Veli 1, Altıntas Levent 3.
1 Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anatomy, Istanbul.
2 Mersin University Faculty of Medicine Department of Anatomy, Mersin.
3 Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University Faculty of Medicine Department of Medical Education, İstanbul
Aim: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the efficiency of TBL (Team Based Learning) sessions which was newly introduced in skeletal system anatomy courses in the medical school program of Acıbadem University.
Methods: First, the TBL method was introduced to year 2 medical students and all necessary documents and resources were supplied. 88 students were grouped as 8 teams. Totally, four integrated TBL sessions were programmed. Each session began with an individual readiness assurance test followed by a team readiness assurance test. Then, laboratory sessions were held in which teams had the chance to examine both the cadavers and anatomic models and then had oral examination. To evaluate students’ perceptions of their TBL experiences, a questionnaire was given. The data obtained was statistically analyzed by Pearson’s correlation test. TBL perceptions of faculty members were also recorded.
Results: Satisfied individual students’ perceptions to TBL and the team work effectivity was found positively correlated (p<0.05).
Conclusions: Our results show that students experienced a different way of learning anatomy which forced them to study before coming to the lecture; this was quite unusual. Studying together with teammates also positively affected their learning. TBL was shown favorable at least for skeletal anatomy courses.