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Learning style preferences among Muslims pre-clinical medical students in an Islamic institution

Jamani, Nurjasmine Aida and Abd. Aziz, Karimah Hanim and Che Ab. Karim, Hanim Syazara and Nizar, Fatimah Azzahra and Dzulkarnain, Husna Najiah and Azimi, Muhammad Irham (2016) Learning style preferences among Muslims pre-clinical medical students in an Islamic institution. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration Islamicisation: Focus On Medical & Health Care Sciences 2016 (2WCII-2016), 21st-23rd October 2016, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Background: Educational experts affirm that students like various type of learning preference. It is known that the learning style preferences varies among medical students worldwide. By knowing types of learning style preferences, this will help medical educators to improve their way of conveying lectures and teaching in a more effective learning environment. Objectives:This study aimed to describe the pre-clinical medical students’ learning style preferences and its association with socio-demographic profile. Methods: This was a cross sectional study done among Year 1 and Year 2 Muslim pre- clinical year medical students in an Islamic institution in Kuantan Pahang. Medical students who fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria were recruited using systematic random sampling. A validated learning style questionnaire (VARK) was used to assess their learning style. Descriptive statistics and bivariable analysis were used during analysis using SPSS version 23. Results: A total of 166 Muslim pre-clinical year medical students participated in this study. The mean (SD) age was 21.3(0.84). Majority of them were Malay (98.2%) and female (69.9%). Most of the students preferred unimodal learning style (80.1%) with the most preferred learning style preferences waskinesthetic (41.6%). Bivariable analysis showed female students preferred kinesthetic learning style compared to male students(p=0.02). Conclusion: In this study, majority of the pre-clinical year medical students preferred ‘life-like’ learning experience in their study. Hence, we recommend that medical educators to be more aware of the varieties of learning style preferences in order to improve the quality of teaching and learning experiences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 5696/52479
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning style preferences, Muslim students, unimodal
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: nur hakimah a manan
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 21:34
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 16:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52479

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