The Peer-Assisted Learning of Procedural Skill in Basti Karma (Medicated Enema)- A Pilot Study
Background- Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is learning style with informative, interactive, and interesting learning. In clinical setting, PAL has been modestly used for the purpose of training of physical examination and general clinical skills examination, gross anatomy, communication skills training and resuscitation training. PAL is instruction-based model which used for teaching and learning in few medical schools and it has a great importance in today’s scenario. So, one cannot ignore PAL implementation in undergraduate teaching for enhancement of skill. Objectives- To develop competency in Ayurveda graduate to offer standardized Basti treatment as a service to mankind. Materials & methods- 20 potential undergraduate students were participated in the study and peer tutor role assigned to the rapid learner undergraduate students. Testing module (Erandamuladi Basti preparation and administration) was based on cognitive and psychomotor skill. Study was carried forward by introductory didactic lecture on Basti (medicated enema) preparation and its administration, introducing the concept of PAL, training session for peer tutors, PAL session with feedback and in last assessment of the participants through OSPE. Results- Near about95% students were in favor of PAL teaching method. And opined regarding good cooperative aspect, development of personal skills and keen study of subject by PAL method. Conclusion- PAL is one of way to develop competent Ayurveda graduate to provide standardized Basti treatment to mankind. Peer teaching is an easy effective way of equipping students with the procedural skill.
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