Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159
November 2017 Vol. 6(11), pp. 296-301
Copyright © 2017 Global Advanced Research Journals


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Can  Pathology –Teaching’ Strategy  be Affected by the Students’ Learning Style and to what extent the Students’ Performance be Affected?

Ihab Shafek Atta1*, Fahd N AlQahtani2, Thamer AH  Alghamdi3,  Saad Abudulsalam Mankrawi3 and Ali MA Alamri3

1Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Egypt, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia.
2Radiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia.
3Interns, Faculty of Medicine, Albaha University, Saudi Arabia.

*Corresponding Author E-mail:,; Mobile: 00201001556079

Accepted 14 November, 2017


The best way to establish any curriculum is to identify about the learner, how would they learn? And what is the easiest method of perception of knowledge to our students? To answer these questions, one must identify the learning style of our beneficiaries. In our pathology, integrated–based curriculum, no attention was made for our students’ learning style. This has a drawback for some students who cannot achieve the learning objectives of the curriculum. The main goals of this study  were to make periodic evaluation of our pathology curriculum.  To achieve that, we find the first step is to know, how the students deal with the pathology lectures? The extent of pathology perception by students. So, the identification of learning style of the student is the first step in a long chain of challenges and changes that must be occurring in the pathology curriculum. This study was carried out in two consecutive years on two successive undergraduates by  Faculty of Medicine, Albaha University (FMBU), Where two  classes were selected for this study. Each class includes 60 students.  All students of the two classes were asked to identify their own individual learning styles through answering a planned short questionnaire instrument prepared by the Medical Education Unit, faculty of medicine, Albaha University (MEUFMBU). This instrument divides the students into figures-attached, audio-visual and observable or perceptible learner. According to the results obtained, modification of our lectures will be made.  For this purpose, eight modules were selected for both the study and control group, i.e, four for each. The changes in the lecture were made in the modules of the study group. Regarding our students’ learning style, we found most of them having figures- attached style, little have audio-visual style and a few have observable style.  Accordingly, we modified our pathology lectures to be more interactive than the  silent traditional one, By shifting towards the most interactive learning, we found a marvelous in student performance and achieving the learning outcomes among the study group than in the control group. Identification of student’ learning style is extremely important for curricular development and its periodic evaluation. Not all ways of interactive lecture are suitable for the students, but those elaborated from student ‘learning style are the most active that make our lecture more attractive, and more impressive.

Keywords: learning style, interactive lecture, student’ performance



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