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Table 5 Students’ perception of whether ultrasound-based teaching enhanced their anatomy knowledge

From: Introduction of ultrasound-based living anatomy into the medical curriculum: a survey on medical students’ perceptions

  1 (%) 2 (%) 3 (%) 4(%) 5 (%) Mean Likert score (CI) p-value
Ultrasound demonstration is a necessary adjunct to traditional teaching methods during anatomy lab
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (4.8) 12 (28.6) 27 (64.3) 4.6 (4.411–4.789)  < 0.001
 MD students 0 (0) 3 (2.8) 8 (7.5) 62 (57.9) 34 (31.8) 4.189 (4.056–4.322)
 Total 0 (0) 3 (2) 10 (6.7) 74 (49.7) 61 (40.9) 4.301 (4.189–4.414)
Ultrasound-based teaching made anatomy lab more interesting
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (4.8) 6 (14.3) 33 (78.6) 4.75 (4.576–4.924)  < 0.001
 MD students 0 (0) 7 (6.5) 11 (10.3) 47 (43.9) 42 (39.3) 4.160 (3.994–4.327)
 Total 0 (0) 7 (4.7) 13 (8.7) 53 (35.6) 75 (50.3) 4.322 (4.186–4.458)
Ultrasound-based teaching helped me identifying organs and structures in the human body
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (7.1) 12 (28.6) 26 (61.9) 4.55 (4.346–4.754)  < 0.001
 MD students 2 (1.9) 9 (8.4) 26 (24.3) 39 (36.4) 31 (29) 3.830 (3.636–4.025)
 Total 2 (1.3) 9 (6) 29 (19.5) 51 (34.2) 57 (38.3) 4.027 (3.868–4.187)
Ultrasound helped me to reinforce my knowledge of the anatomical structures I have seen in other anatomical resources
 MBBS students 0 (0) 1 (2.4) 2 (4.8) 12 (28.6) 26 (61.9) 4.525 (4.296–4.754)  < 0.001
 MD students 3 (2.8) 6 (5.6) 21 (19.6) 43 (40.2) 34 (31.8) 3.934 (3.741–4.126)
 Total 3 (2) 7 (4.7) 23 (15.4) 55 (36.9) 60 (40.3) 4.096 (3.938–4.254)
Ultrasound imaging on a living human effectively demonstrated important anatomy
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (2.4) 8 (19) 32 (76.2) 4.75 (4.592–4.908)  < 0.001
 MD students 0 (0) 2 (1.9) 8 (7.5) 55 (51.4) 42 (39.3) 4.283 (4.151–4.415)
 Total 0 (0) 2 (1.3) 9 (6) 63 (42.3) 74 (49.7) 4.411 (4.301–4.521)
Study anatomy in the living human body with ultrasound was more beneficial for my anatomy learning than studying anatomy in cadavers only
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (7.1) 10 (23.8) 28 (66.7) 4.60 (4.398–4.802)  < 0.001
 MD students 3 (2.8) 26 (24.3) 24 (22.4) 32 (29.9) 22 (20.6) 3.406 (3.184–3.628)
 Total 3 (2) 26 (17.4) 27 (18.1) 42 (28.2) 50 (33.6) 3.733 (3.542–3.923)
Ultrasound training during the anatomy lab gave me more confidence in my physical exam skills/future medical practice
 MBBS students 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (11.9) 8 (19) 28 (66.7) 4.550 (4.322–4.779) < 0.001
 MD students 1 (0.9) 9 (8.4) 23 (21.5) 42 (39.3) 32 (29.9) 3.877 (3.692–4.063)
 Total 1 (0.7) 9 (6) 28 (18.8) 50 (33.6) 60 (40.3) 4.062 (3.907–4.217)
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