An evaluation of optimal tutorial methodologies for neurology teaching at undergraduate level : Optimal tutorial methods for neurology

Ir J Med Sci. 2020 Oct 19. doi: 10.1007/s11845-020-02411-3. Online ahead of print.


Aim: We aim to determine the efficacy of an intensive week of large group tutorials in the teaching of neurology to medical students. We also look to compare teaching methods within our centre.

Methods: Students were asked to complete a questionnaire before and after large group tutorials ranking their confidence in neurology. Students from two consecutive years were studied, each using a different tutorial method. An 'intensive week' approach was then compared to a 'once a week' approach.

Results: Responses from pre and post the tutorial week were compared. Students reported an improvement in all domains following either method of delivering tutorials. There was no statistically significant difference between the two approaches.

Conclusion: Large group tutorials are an effective way of delivering neurology teaching to undergraduate medical students.

Keywords: Medical education; Neurology.