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MEDICAL EDUCATION
Year : 2004  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-82

Motivation to learn physiology using end of lecture quizzes


College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah O Bamosa
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, P.O. Box 2114, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, Dammam 31451
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


PMID: 23012055

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Objectives: Exams are known to be strong external motivators for study. In this study, this observation was utilized to increase the attendance and attention of students in lectures. Methodology: Tests were conducted at the end of every lecture, on the material covered in that lecture. A total of 12 tests on renal physiology, consisting of 4 MCQs each, were done. Students (137 male & female) were requested to fill a questionnaire of 18 items, rated on a 5-point scale in addition to some open questions. Results: Analysis of the 137 questionnaires showed that students who had participated had found it enjoyable. However, some students pointed out certain disadvantages in the practice. Conclusion: It is concluded that end-of- lecture quizzes are an extremely useful stimulus for motivation provided they are random, answers are given, and cheating is minimized.


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