A cross-sectional survey on awareness of applied clinical physiology concepts among medical interns in a southern tertiary care institutionMythili Bai K, Madhavrao C.
Background: In India, the preclinical subjects - anatomy, physiology and biochemistry are taught during the 1st year of medical curriculum, as per the norms of Medical Council of India. Physiology is one of the preclinical subjects that form the basis for core knowledge in medical field to improve and deliver the better health care.
Aims and Objectives: The aim and objective are to study the awareness of applied clinical physiology concepts among medical interns in a southern tertiary care center.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a pre-validated questionnaire on interns in a southern-based medical institution. All the principles of bioethics were adhered throughout the study period. The obtained data were analyzed and expressed in frequency and percentage.
Results: This study showed that the study participants were not able to give the correct responses to the questions describing the different domains of applied clinical physiology concepts, and the percentage was found to be low (
Key words: Physiology; Medical, Interns; Applied Clinical Principles; Basic Sciences