ERIC Number: EJ1108925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
A Survey of Anatomy and Physiology Pedagogy and Lifestyle Factors in Undergraduate Medical Students in Zimbabwe
Cooper, R. G.; Chifamba, J.
Africa Education Review, v8 n2 p209-233 2011
Studies on health pedagogy in medical students in African universities are lacking. The aim of the current investigation was to assess the following pedagogy influences on second year Zimbabwean medical students' well-being. A group of 100 students studying Physiology and Anatomy in MBChB. II program at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences were asked to voluntarily complete a structured questionnaire. As Physiology was examinable, students desired to practice MCQ questions. Dissection was regarded as excellent for medical knowledge. The stress of study probably necessitated the drinking of alcohol. Most of the respondents did not actively smoke. Although students knew about calories, they were unaware of the daily requirements. Their diets were mostly balanced. Music helped alleviate stress. Stress levels were high although no overwhelming effects on general health were observed. IT use was rated well although the slow internet was problematic. We encourage more studies on medical students in central and southern Africa.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Life Style, Stress Variables, Anatomy, Medical Students, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Physiology, Drinking, Smoking, Health Behavior, Laboratory Procedures, Nutrition, Music, Information Technology, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe