Effective Practice of Online Research Activity and the Perception of Faculty in a Medical Institution

Authors

  • Senthil Kumar B
  • Deepti Shastri
  • Ezhilvendhan K
  • Kannan G
  • Milind V. Bhutkar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17073

Keywords:

Online activity, Perception, knowledge, Kirkpatrick evaluation model.

Abstract

Background: The virtual learning materials help the participants within the research training program to
access the protocols and updates effectively to participate in a professional health care research.
Aim: Evaluate the effectiveness of online research activity in a medical institution and to assess the
knowledge gained by the participants.
Materials & Methods: The descriptive study was conducted in the medical college for the faculty and health
researchers. Around 100 faculty of the institution were the participants of the activity. The study included
a total of four research updates activity videos. The participants’ perception was taken using questionnaire.
The pre and post test scores were compared for the knowledge gained by the participants.
Results: The present study implies the importance of online activity for updating the participants’ knowledge.
The time constraint can be overcome by online activity through which the updates can be achieved by faculty
at their own pace during their leisure time. The post test score was comparatively higher and significant than
the pretest. The perception of participants includes various suggestions and feedbacks given by them on
online activity.
Conclusion: Virtual learning or activity through online mode of delivery will be very effective for the busy
practitioners as they can update themselves. The participants also show interest for online activity as it
allows more interactivity and adaptability to individual learner styles.

Author Biographies

Senthil Kumar B

Head - Central Research Laboratory for Biomedical Research/ Assistant Professor in Anatomy Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospitals, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem– 636308, Tamil Nadu

Deepti Shastri

Deputy Dean/Professor in Anatomy, Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda
Variyar Medical College & Hospitals, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem– 636308, Tamil Nadu

Ezhilvendhan K

Director, Hospital Development Committee / Professor in Ophthalmology, Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda
Variyar Medical College & Hospitals, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem– 636308, Tamil Nadu

Kannan G

Medical Superintendent / Professor in Skin & STD, Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College & Hospitals, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem– 636308, Tamil Nadu

Milind V. Bhutkar

Dean / Professor in Physiology, Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda
Variyar Medical College & Hospitals, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem– 636308, Tamil Nadu

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Senthil Kumar B, Deepti Shastri, Ezhilvendhan K, Kannan G, & Milind V. Bhutkar. (2021). Effective Practice of Online Research Activity and the Perception of Faculty in a Medical Institution. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2454-2461. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17073