E-learning in postgraduate urology training: a Covid-19 pandemic experience

Authors

  • Mudassir Hussain Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Abdul Khalique Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Pardeep Kumar Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Asad Shehzad Hassan Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Altaf Hashmi Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Adeeb Ul Hassan Rizvi Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.1698

Abstract

Since the declaration of a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 teaching institutions started the process of adjusting to the new challenge. Medical education could not be imparted the way it used to be and some new methods had to be taken to adapt to the pandemic.

At our institute, each week two lectures were recorded and later uploaded on the Youtube Channel and shared with students. This was followed by an MCQs based test using Google forms. Ten lectures were delivered in 5 weeks to 55 participants. 

Majority of residents agreed that this activity increased their knowledge of the subject and opted to continue it in future. 

With help of short online lectures (< 30 mins) and short online tests (5 MCQs), the learning experience of residents can be enhanced. In future, more online resources can be used to incorporate this method of teaching. 

Published

2022-01-05

Issue

Section

Short Communication / Short Report