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Teaching “Shock Pathophysiology” by Flipped Classroom: Views and Perspectives

Authors
  • Rehman, Rehana
  • Hashmi, Satwat
  • Akbar, Rozmeen
  • Fatima, Syeda Sadia
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Mar 02, 2020
Volume
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/2382120520910853
PMID: 32166116
PMCID: PMC7052442
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Flipped classroom (FCR) is an active learning pedagogical method in which the students prepare prior to class using different modalities, for example, reading materials and videos, and afterward spend the time in class discussing the content and reinforcing the concepts. We chose to replace one problem-based case on “Shock” with flipped-style teaching in the respiration circulation module of a private medical university. Our objective was to use the clinical presentation of “Shock” to open a window to interrelate basic science concepts of cardiovascular physiology and pathology. It aimed to merge the case-based discussion with small-group discussions in the form of FCR activity. The qualitative study gives an overview of comments of facilitators, observers, and leadership of the Department and University obtained during focus group discussions and in-depth interviews. Thematic analysis of responses emphasized the importance of FCR as an effective teaching learning modality, which can be made more effective by careful selection of topic and provision of facilities to support technology-enhanced learning. The discussions with facilitators, observers, and leadership revealed its usefulness through student’s engagement and increased participation to build learning of the key concepts. Student satisfaction in these activities can be enhanced by construction of knowledge acquired in non–face-to-face component with substantial pre-reading materials, videos, peer discussions, quizzes, and prompt feedback.

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