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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology
Year : 2016, Volume : 3, Issue : 2s
First page : ( 344) Last page : ( 346)
Print ISSN : 2394-6784. Online ISSN : 2394-6792.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2394-6792.2016.00064.8

Revival of Pathology Museum teaching-Student's perspective

Sreedharan Sily1,*, Feroze M2, Deeshma T1, Shamsuddin Fatima3, Nair Geethu G.3, Simi S3

1Associate Professor, Malabar Medical College & Research Centre, Calicut

2Professor & HOD, Govt. College, Thrissur

3Assistant Professor, Malabar Medical College & Research Centre, Calicut

*Corresponding Author: Email: silysreedharan@rediffmail.com

Online published on 10 October, 2016.



To study the effect of museum teaching in pathology from student's perspective.

Material & Methods

32 students from the 4th term batch of Malabar Medical College who were randomly selected. Verbal consent was taken from each student. Self-administered questionnaire were administered after the session. These questions were analyzed by the investigator.


A total of 32 students participated in this study. Mean age of study group was 21 yrs. 68.7% of students visited the museum at least once a week. 65.6% felt that the 20 minutes allotted for museum pathology sessions were not enough. 96.8% of the students agreed that the museum sessions contributed positively to the quality of learning in Pathology. 78.1% felt that it would be effective only for a small group constituting 6–10 students. All the students (100%) agreed that the pathology museum in the college required improvement.


Pathology museum sessions are a powerful teaching method which will help in better understanding and effective learning of the subject. It is best conducted in small groups of 6 to 10 students.



Pathology museum, Teaching method, Small groups, Effective self-learning.


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