PRECLINICAL MEDICAL STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF AN INTERPROFESSIONAL COLLABORATION USING A CASE-BASED DISCUSSION AS TEACHING METHOD IN HEMATOLOGY-IMMUNE BLOCK
Dr. Abdulrhman M. Kamel*, Abbas A. A. and Alani A. H.
This study is aimed to determine the perception of pre-clinical medical students as for a Case-based Discussion (CbD) with an Interprofessional collaboration theme. A Cross-sectional KAP study was conducted in College of Medicine in AlMaarefa Colleges of Science & Technology (MCST), Riyadh – Saudi Arabia. Thirty-Five medical students in Hematology-immune block agreed to participate in this study. A Pre-sessional test was introduced to the students in a free state of mind followed by an Interprofessional Case-Based learning. After completing the session, the same test was re-introduced with regard to the fact that questions were not involved through the discussion. The session was prepared by Interprofessional team including: Physiologist, Hematologist, Laboratory Technologist and a Nutritionist. Detailed structured questionnaire was distributed to be filled by each participant. A Significant improvement of students’ answers has been observed; about (51%) of the participants have strongly agreed that such practice would increase their awareness to apply the pre-clinical sciences among Hematology-immune cases. The authors found that CbD as a method of teaching and learning would be more positively enhanced by inserting an Interprofessional Education.[Full Text Article]