Department of Pharmacology conducted case-based learning for the MBBS students of Batch 2018 on 18th February 2021. It was one of its kind activities to involve all the students and inculcate the mode of self-directed learning (as proposed by the new CBME curriculum by NMC).
Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, has been implementing the NEP 2020 guidelines to make students' educational journeys more seamless. Case studies, workshops, and practical implementation have always been a significant part of the university’s teaching approach. Hence in order to enhance the teaching-learning process, a case-based study learning session was conducted. Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College & Research center, a subsidiary of TMU Moradabad, has been incorporating similar guidelines to ensure the student's qualitative growth in terms of educational exposure.
Each student had to choose a particular disease they would like to work on and write down all the aspects of the disease allotted to them, including the etiology, pathogenesis, management differential diagnosis, and clinical manifestation. The students could refer to various sources like case studies, online books, journals, textbooks
An activity of studying the allotted five patients followed. The students wrote down the details of the patient's treatment & manifestation and a rationale prescription of the drugs given to them by the physician.
The project submission was reviewed by the Pharmacology Department faculty (Dr. Prithpal Singh Matreja, Dr. Shilpa Patrick, Dr. Preeti Singh, Dr. Ruchi Choudhary, and Mr. Lalendra Yadav). The faculty evaluated the project on the completeness and essential details of the study. Based on the evaluation, 13 projects were selected for Online Judgment.
The students had to present one case and prepare the same under the faculty's guidance, focusing on the treatment and rationale for the drug usage. The time allotted for the presentation was 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 slides for presentation. The event was conducted online, and all the students attended the meeting.
The Judges for the case presentation were Dr. Ashwani K Gupta from GMCH, Bharatpur; Dr. I P S Grover from GMCH Amritsar and Dr. Prithpal Singh Matreja (TMMC&RC). The students were evaluated on the case's detailed discussion followed by Question and Answer from the judges. The event's results were as follows: Second Runner Up was Yashika Joshi, First Runner Up was Akshat Verma, and the Event winner was Pranav Sharma
The session ended with words of encouragement and appreciation from the judges.