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Md. Abdul Wohab Khan

Bio: Md. Abdul Wohab Khan is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Curriculum & Style (visual arts). The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 6 citations.

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TL;DR: The journal club has been proved to be a versatile program for its adaptable and multidirectional format to help the participants to develop many essential skills and is incorporated into curriculum in many institutes.
Abstract: In the era of information explosion, it is impossible for anyone to keep himself up-to-date with the literature by reading alone. Moreover there is vast amount of un-useful information added each day in the literature. Someone has to remain up-to-date with the valid and usable new information. Since its inception, journal club has been used as a useful meeting with the purposes of staying abreast of scientific publications and to judge their usability. In this article the concept of journal club and its practices were reviewed. The journal club has been proved to be a versatile program for its adaptable and multidirectional format to help the participants to develop many essential skills. It is now used as an academic program and is incorporated into curriculum in many institutes. Critical appraisal journal club models are most widely used to accomplish defined learning objectives. Evidence based journal club is one step ahead, through which practitioners judge the evidences and weigh its usability to bring a change in practice. Each institute should have defined journal club objectives for the development of students learning capability and also to develop and cultivate more skilled faculty. The practice of journal club can be adjusted and formatted according to the set goal of the organizing authority and the learning objectives of the participants. Anwer Khan Modern Medical College Journal Vol. 4, No. 2: July 2013, Pages 42-48 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/akmmcj.v4i2.16942

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , a short description on the "art of writing a title" for an original research paper is given, where the target terms (the "keywords") are included in the title for appropriate indexing and retrieval from search engines and scientific databases.
Abstract: This article is a short description on the ‘art of writing a title’ for an original research paper. Readers will get the ‘first impression’ with the title and decide to go further in. In searching journal article and thesis or dissertation, all users use the title as the main source of information. The “title” should not be misleading but be interesting, concise and unique. It is important to include the target terms (the “keywords”) in the title for appropriate indexing and retrieval from the search engines and scientific databases. One must adhere to the style and number of words in the title; suggested for the authors by the target journal or institutional authority. A strong title pulls the reader’s attention and encourage them to read the manuscript. Therefore, drafting a correct title needs careful and meticulous effort. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education Vol.14(1) January 2023: 70-77
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TL;DR: In this paper , a cross-sectional study was conducted to explore the current practices of CBME related activities in undergraduate medical education of Bangladesh, where the authors collected data from 108 teachers of eight medical colleges of Bangladesh from January to December of 2021 using a pretested self-administered questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS version 16.
Abstract: ‘Community-based medical education’ (CBME) consists of learning activities in the community settings where students, teachers and community members are actively engaged in the learning process of medical education relevant to community health needs. This cross sectional study was aimed to explore the current practices of CBME related activities in undergraduate medical education of Bangladesh. Data were collected from 108 teachers of eight medical colleges of Bangladesh from January to December of 2021 using a pretested self-administered questionnaire and analyzed by SPSS version 16. In this study, 61.1% were female teachers. Most of the teachers (69.4%) were agreed that CBME related activities motivate students to serve at community settings. About 74% teachers revealed that CBME develop student’s positive attitude towards community people. Maximum (51.9%) teachers were satisfied for infrastructure of residential field site training (RFST) sites. The accommodation, transport and security of RFST sites were satisfied to 38%, 45.4% and 47.2% teachers respectively. About 31.6% teachers mentioned that poor set up of service place for CBME activities and 23.7% teachers revealed that less participation of community people as important constraints for CBME related activities. Conduction of CBME related activities as per curriculum objectives and motivation of local health authority were most important suggestions to overcome the constraints of CBME related activities mentioned by 12.6% and 11.3% teachers respectively. This study recommended to motivate the stakeholders, increase duration for RFST, and ensure necessary infrastructures, adequate transport, security, resource and supervision for effective CBME related activities. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Education Vol.13(2) July 2022: 26-34

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TL;DR: The published evidence on key features of a successful journal club is discussed, and advice on the selection of manuscripts, presentation requirements, critical appraisal skills and online journal clubs is provided.
Abstract: Journal clubs provide participants with a forum to meet regularly in order to critique current research publications, to improve their knowledge on relevant topics and to develop their critical appraisal skills in a group setting. Participants are provided with an opportunity to voice their understanding and opinions, and to raise questions relating to the research design, applied statistics and other issues that may arise.1 Over time, the focus of journal clubs has moved to the teaching of critical appraisal skills, evidencebased medicine and evidencebased medical education, and encompasses many health care fields, including pharmacy, nursing and allied health. Additionally, the use of online technology has facilitated the emergence of new delivery platforms for journal clubs. This paper discusses the published evidence on key features of a successful journal club, and provides advice on the selection of manuscripts, presentation requirements, critical appraisal skills and online journal clubs.

9 citations

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TL;DR: Orientation of research at BUMDC was made possible by JC discussions which encouraged literature review from reputable journals, understanding of research methodology and critical appraisals that facilitated formulation of research plans.
Abstract: Objective: To determine faculty perception on journal club (JC) presentation at Bahria University Medical and Dental College (BUMDC), Karachi. Pakistan. Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted from January 2009 to December 2012 to acquire faculty member’s feedback on JC presentations in structured meeting at BUMDC. Feedback was acquired by a self-reported questionnaire on a 3-pt Likert scale with a score of 1= disagree, 2= neutral, 3 = agree. Respondents were divided into Group I; senior faculty (professors, associates and assistants) and Group II of junior faculty (lecturers). Chi square test was applied to compare categorical variables; results considered significant with p value <0.05. Result: A total of 75JC presentations were made in study period. In Group I, response was acquired by 5 Professors, 3 Associate Professors and 7 Assistant Professors whereas 34 lecturers comprised of Group II. Both groups responded to usefulness of JC equally without any significant difference. JC encouraged literature search in 35(72%), enabled 38(78%) to recall their knowledge and 34(70%) to understand study objectives. The participants 34(70%) were able to comprehend research methodology, 19(38%) understood biostatistics and 29(59%) evaluated the paper critically. The exercise motivated 36(74%) and 30(62%) participants were able to design their research projects. Conclusions: Orientation of research at BUMDC was made possible by JC discussions which encouraged literature review from reputable journals, understanding of research methodology and critical appraisals that facilitated formulation of research plans.

7 citations

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TL;DR: In this article , the authors present a few facts as well as tips and tricks to compile the literature in a manner, which includes all the necessary points for better learning for postgraduate teaching-learning tools.
Abstract: The topics for postgraduate teaching-learning tools are Journal club in-house with one speaker and a moderator, Seminars- with multiple speakers and a co-ordinator, and Webinars- online seminars with one or multiple speakers choosing multiple mediums of communication. They largely affect the working mechanism of a clinician as they help us upgrade with the recent development in our fields. Making them interesting for us as well as our colleagues is necessary. This article presents a few facts as well as tips and tricks to compile the literature in a manner, which includes all the necessary points for better learning.

2 citations

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TL;DR: Journal article criticism is a crucial tool to develop a research attitude among postgraduate students and teachers toward use of critical appraisal as a reinforcing tool for research methodology.
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Critical appraisal of published research papers is routinely conducted as a journal club (JC) activity in pharmacology departments of various medical colleges across Maharashtra, and it forms an important part of their postgraduate curriculum. The objective of this study was to evaluate the perception of pharmacology postgraduate students and teachers toward use of critical appraisal as a reinforcing tool for research methodology. Evaluation of performance of the in-house pharmacology postgraduate students in the critical appraisal activity constituted secondary objective of the study. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in two parts. In Part I, a cross-sectional questionnaire-based evaluation on perception toward critical appraisal activity was carried out among pharmacology postgraduate students and teachers. In Part II of the study, JC score sheets of 2nd- and 3rd-year pharmacology students over the past 4 years were evaluated. Results: One hundred and twenty-seven postgraduate students and 32 teachers participated in Part I of the study. About 118 (92.9%) students and 28 (87.5%) faculties considered the critical appraisal activity to be beneficial for the students. JC score sheet assessments suggested that there was a statistically significant improvement in overall scores obtained by postgraduate students (n = 25) in their last JC as compared to the first JC. Conclusion: Journal article criticism is a crucial tool to develop a research attitude among postgraduate students. Participation in the JC activity led to the improvement in the skill of critical appraisal of published research articles, but this improvement was not educationally relevant.