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Association of class attendance and academic performance of MBBS students in pharmacology - A retrospective cohort study

Lima Koruthara Mohanan, Dhanya Thirookaran Harichandran, Sajna Mathumkunnathu Vijayan.


Background: Commitment to medical education can be assessed by the interest shown by students in attending classes. Medical education demands high attendance for good understanding and grasps over the subject.

Aims and Objective: The aims and obejectives of the study were t o study the effect of class attendance on performance in theory and practical examination.

Materials and Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted at Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Thrissur. The second professional MBBS students who have passed Pharmacology examination were included in the study. As per sample size calculation, 40 students were taken in each group, Group I having

Key words: Attendance; Pharmacology; Theory; Academic Performance

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