The Effectiveness of Obstetrics and Gynecology Flips The Class on Performance and Feedback of 5th-Year Female Medical Student at Umm Al-Qura University in 2014
Background: The traditional way of teaching by lectures is one type of teaching where the students sit in a class listening to a speaker. A flipped classroom is a new modality of teaching based on preparation of the topics by students before the class then discussing the important and difficult points with the monitor in small groups. The main objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of Obstetrics and Gynecology flip the class on performance among 5th-year female medical student at Umm Al-Qura University in 2014.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 136 students at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Some Obstetrics and Gynecology topics were chosen to be including in this study as a flip the class and another as a traditional lecture. Assessing the performance in each way were determined by comparing marks of the students in multiple choice question (MCQ) and objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in the topics related to each way of teaching. Feedback and satisfaction of students also considered in this study.
Result: the performance in flip the class was better than a traditional lecture in both ways of assessment. More than 50% of students who participated in the questionnaire for feedback were satisfied with flip the class as a way of teaching.
Conclusion: flips the classroom a new teaching modality. Recommended to be applied in the medical teaching. It enhances the learning outcome of students and improves analytical skills for students.
Index Terms- Flip the classroom, lecture, Obstetrics and Gynecology.