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Medical Education Unit

Research focus
PhD scholars and faculty members are involved in research. The main research focus revolves around developing and implementing new methods of teaching and assessment which will help improve student learning.

Faculty Registered for Phd in Medical Education

Dr. Archana P. Kumar has registered for a Ph.D Program on “Innovative teaching learning modalities for undergraduate medical students – E-module and Professional Development Program” . Registered and has written her research methodology exam on 7th April 2014.

Dr.Punnagai has registered for Ph.D Program on “Development and implementation of E-module and blended learning methods in pharmacology and experiences of the undergraduate students on blended learning methods in a medical university”.

Dr.Gowri has registered for Ph.D Program on “Development and execution of animation enhanced education by teaching concepts in pharmacology at a medical university of tamilnadu and evaluating its effectiveness

Ongoing Research Projects (Funded)

Title of the Project - Integrated e- module on Diabetes Mellitus for Phase I and Phase II MBBS students
Name of Project Leader - Dr. Archana P Kumar
Name of funding agency - Sri Ramachandra GATE project (Grant of Research Project for the Young Faculty)
Year in which started & Duration - September 2012 – 2 to 3 years, Total Grant - Rs. 1 Lakh

Completed Research projects:

Evaluation of Curricular design for undergraduate medical education towards imparting attributes of Professionalism, Ethics and Legal issues in Medicine - Dr.P.V.Vijayaraghavan

“Remedial Program for under-achieving 1st year MBBS students” - Dr.Latha Ravichandran

Case Based Learning as an effective teaching learning method in an undergraduate pre-clinical MBBS curriculum - Dr.K.Dilara

Evaluation of procedural skills using OSATs in surgical postgraduates – Dr.A.Rekha.

Evaluation of video demonstration as a Teaching Learning method for undergraduate medical students -Non randomized interventional study- Dr.Padmavathi.R 6. “Adaptation Of One Minute Preceptor As A Teaching –Learning Method To Learn Practical Skills” – Dr.Padma Srikanth

Evaluation of the effectiveness of DOPS as an assessment tool in VIII semester students in Obstetrics- Dr.Usha Vishwanath

Video-assisted self-assessment of BLS skills in MBBS students.- Dr.R.Ramya

To evaluate the effectiveness of Structured procedural skill (fundus examination) in a skills lab by undergraduate students (7th semester) – Dr.Suhas Prabhakar.

Structured skills training in urinary catheterisation for CRRI in surgical posting –Dr.K.Balaji Singh

One minute preceptor (omp) training for paediatric faculty - Dr.Latha Ravichandran

Introducing integrated Objective Structured Practical Examination(OSPEs) in assessing student learning in an organ system block for preclinical students – Dr.Leena Dennis Joseph

Impact of structured training program on critical appraisal of drug related material among CRRI – Dr.Pankaj B Shah

E – learning as a tool for interactive teaching among undergraduate medical students – Dr.Archana P Kumar

Evaluation of a curriculum redesign process – Dr.Damodharan

Attitudes of second year MBBS students towards learning communication skills. - Dr.Dilara Kamaldeen

Comparison of traditional teaching with structured clinical teaching of a clinical surgical module in a university hospital - Dr. Saravanan S.

Papers Presentation in National / International conferences:

S.No Name of Author (s) Title of papers presented Name of Conference / Seminars etc., National/International (Specify) Place Year/Date
1. Dr.Padmasrikanth 1. Role of “Instant Assessment” in large group teaching learning for medical undergraduate students. 2. Development of a modification of a One Minute Preceptor Module to learn practical skills National Conference MEDUCON -2016 National JIPMER 14th Oct 2016
2. Dr.Leena D.Joseph Assessment of skills for postgraduates in pathology National Conference MEDUCON -2016 National JIPMER 14th Oct 2016
3. Dr.V.P.Karthik Evaluation of PRODEV a Unique Program to impart professional skill in undergraduate medical students National Conference MEDUCON -2016 National JIPMER 14th Oct 2016
4. Dr.S.Ramya Student perception’s on team work in facilitating project based learning National Conference MEDUCON -2016 National JIPMER 14th Oct 2016
5. Dr. Santhi Silambannan “Assessment of Cognitive Domain of I year MBBS Students” 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) International National University, Singapore 17-18 Jan 2014
6. Dr. K. Sowmya Problem Based Learning as an Effective Method to Integrate Concepts in Medicine for I MBBS students – A Pilot Study 11th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC) International National University, Singapore 17-18 Jan 2014
7. Dr.Ramya Learning Applied anatomy in a novel way –are we on the right path ? AMEE2014@MILAN ITALY International ITALY Sep 2014
8 Dr. J. Thanka The Success and Challenges of Integrated Curriculum “outreach-A Catalyst towards Improved Educational Outcomes National Chennai 28-29 Sept 2013
9 Dr. K. Dilara Case Based Learning as an effective teaching learning method in an undergraduate pre-clinical MBBS curriculum. MCHP Conference (National) National Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai 26-28 Sept 2013
10. Dr. Archana P. Kumar Evaluation of CRRI feedback on need assessment to implement a structured Professional Development program for the Undergraduate Medical Students NIMHANS, Bangalore National Bangalore 26.11.13 to 30.11.13
11 Dr. Ramya Orientation course for MBBS students at entry level: Our Experience AMEE 2013, at Prague, CZECH Republic International Prague 24-28 August 2013.
12 Dr. Latha Ravichandran - Presented by Dr. K. Dilara “Remedial Programme for under-achieving 1st year MBBS students” National Conference on Health Professions Education Vellore National Vellore Sep 2011
13 Dr. J. Thanka. “Evaluation of curricular design for undergraduate medical education towards imparting attributes of professionalism” National Conference on Health Professions Education Vellore National Vellore Sep 2011
14. Dr. Latha Ravichandran and Dr. Suresh. Mental Health International conference at Puducherry University International Puducherry July 2011
15. Dr. P.V. Vijayaraghavan. Evaluation of Curricular design for undergraduate medical education towards imparting attributes of Professionalism, Ethics and Legal issues in Medicine CMC, Ludhiana National Ludhiana. Feb 2011