ANTIMICROBIAL DRUG RESISTANCE - SIMULATION BASED METHODICAL ASSESSMENT
Antimicrobial Drug Resistance
Objective: To find the efficiency of student moderated sessions and ability of undergraduate students to assess methodically problem at hand and propose globally applicable solutions regarding the antimicrobial drug resistance.
Study Design: A descriptive cross sectional study.
Place and duration of study: Army Medical College, a two day Model United Nations (MUN) simulation from 16 to 17 Feb 2018.
Material and Methods: A total of 57 students were part of World Health Organization (WHO) committee out of which 23 responded to a self-constructed questionnaire. Chi square test of significance was applied to find improvement in scores before and after simulation. A p-value of <0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Out of 57 students of preclinical years who took part in cross sectional study 23 were those who responded to the questionnaire both before and after simulations. Ten students (43.5%) out of 23 that responded to questionnaire were male and 13 (56.5%) were female. The association between total test scores before and after simulation by paired sample t-test came out to be <0.001 which was highly significant. Although there was no significant association between each question found by chi-square test yet marked improvement in terms of percentage of positive response was observed.
Conclusion: Our study concludes that student moderated sessions with role assignment significantly increase both knowledge content and interest in students. The draft resolution i.e. comprehensive report of problem at hand identified short comings and proposed solutions which are in line with global reports clearly showing the capability of students to methodically assess and evaluate problem.