For examination of ear, proper illumination is a pre requisite. Diseases related to ear may lead to altered sense of hearing and may affect normal balance system. If students are taught to examine ear using a check list, they may perform better. To teach ear examination to undergraduate students using a check list. Total 50 undergraduate students of M.B.B.S. attending E.N.T. clinic in Chirayu Medical College and Hospital were included in the study. They were given enrolment no. 1 to 50 and were divided into two groups. Group 1, enroll. no. 1 to 25 and group 2, enroll. no. 26 to 50. Group 1 was taught using check list and the Group 2 was taught without use of checklist. Both the groups were evaluated using check list. The group B students were again taught, using check list and were again evaluated using check list. Use of check list showed that there was statistically significant improvement in learning by students using check list in group 1 students compared to group 2 students who were taught without use of check list. The group 2 students also had improvement on evaluation, after they were taught using check list. Study suggests that use of check list for ear examination skill to undergraduate students has significant role and students learn better than when taught without use of checklist. Inclusion of checklist for teaching ear examination to undergraduate students may be considered.
Check list Ear examination Under graduate students M.B.B.S
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.
Compliance with Ethical Standards
Conflict of interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
None. No animal or Human Experimentation was done.
Clack GB (1994) Medical graduates evaluate the effectiveness of their education. Med Educ 28:418–431CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Remmen R, Denekens J, Scherpbier A, Hermann I, van der Vleuten C, van Royen P, Bossaert L (2000) An evaluation study of the didactic quality of clerkships. Med Educ 34:460–464CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sanson-Fisher RW, Rolfe IE, Williams N (2005) Competency based teaching: the need for a new approach to teaching clinical skills in the undergraduate medical education course. Med Teach 27(1):29–36CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Williams S, Dale J, Glucksman E, Wellesley A (1997) Senior house officers’ work related stressors, psychological distress, and confidence in performing clinical tasks in accident and emergency: a questionnaire study. BMJ 314:713–718CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bradley P, Bligh J (2004) Setting up and running clinical skills learning programmes. Med Educ Clin Teach 1(2):53–58CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bradley P, Bligh J (1999) One year’s experience with a clinical skills resource centre. Med Educ 33:114–120CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bradley P, Bligh J (2005) Clinical skills centres: where are we going? Med Educ 39:649–650CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bradley P, Postlethwaite K (2003) Setting up a clinical skills learning facility. Med Educ 307(Suppl. 1):6–13CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Nomura Y (1982) A needle oto scope. An instrument of endotoscopy of the middle ear. Acta Otolaryngol 93(1–2):73–79CrossRefGoogle Scholar