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Implicit learning in medical education through print news media

Vishnu Prasad R, Madhanraj K, Zile Singh.

Abstract
Background: Medical education either to the undergraduates or to the postgraduates is ultimately aimed at improving the health and health care of the population. Curriculum of postgraduate medical education gives primary emphasis to self-directed learning and professional development. One of the main resources of information, opinion, and analysis are newspapers. Apart from imparting knowledge, newspapers also influence the understanding of issues by the readers.

Objective: To assess the utility, diversity, and abundance of print media news items on public health available for learning using print media scrapbook system.

Materials and Methods: The newspaper cutting from the print news media scrapbook prepared by four of the postgraduate students during the period of January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014, were collected and grouped into various categories.

Results: Maximum of the news items appeared in the print news media were related to communicable diseases (24.8%) and health planning (17.5%).

Conclusion: Print news media report a variety of health updates and events in plenitude, which can serve as a good tool for learning in medical education.

Key words: Medical education, print news media


 
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Vishnu Prasad R, Madhanraj K, Zile Singh. Implicit learning in medical education through print news media. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2015; 4(12): 1778-1780. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.20042015339


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Vishnu Prasad R, Madhanraj K, Zile Singh. 2015. Implicit learning in medical education through print news media. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 4 (12), 1778-1780. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.20042015339



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Vishnu Prasad R, Madhanraj K, Zile Singh. "Implicit learning in medical education through print news media." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 4 (2015), 1778-1780. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.20042015339



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Vishnu Prasad R, Madhanraj K, Zile Singh (2015) Implicit learning in medical education through print news media. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 4 (12), 1778-1780. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.20042015339





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