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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26-31

Effect of bingo puzzle game in understanding pathology

Department of Pathology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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R Haripriya
Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcpc.ijcpc_7_19

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Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the effect of bingo puzzle game in understanding pathology. Introduction: Students are introduced to newer terms and concepts in pathology, and it has been observed that students often find it difficult to remember and recall various concepts and mechanisms. Hence, reinforcement of key concepts is indispensable to increase understanding. Bingo puzzle game stimulates the mind, increase the vocabulary, and help to develop a healthy skepticism. Materials and Methods: The study sample size was 150 students. (1) Group 1: 75 students not exposed to a bingo puzzle game. (2) Group 2: 75 students exposed to a bingo puzzle game. Both the groups were asked to take up a written test, and the results were statistically analyzed with unpaired t-test, compared, and represented graphically. Results: The unpaired t-test shows the value of P < 0.05, and this study shows that there is a significant increase in the marks obtained by the students who learned by playing bingo puzzle game. Thus, this type of active learning methods helps students to understand pathology in an effective way. Conclusion: In conclusion, the game based activity is very helpful in understanding the pathology concepts. Especially, to list out the various causes and examples for a single pathology, Bingo Puzzle game is useful and an innovative methodology in teaching Pathology.

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