Teaching Ear Examination Skill to Undergraduate Students Using Check List

  • Sanyogita Jain
  • Anil Kumar JainEmail author
Original Article


For examination of ear, proper illumination is a pre requisite. Diseases related to ear may lead to altered sense of hearing and may affect normal balance system. If students are taught to examine ear using a check list, they may perform better. To teach ear examination to undergraduate students using a check list. Total 50 undergraduate students of M.B.B.S. attending E.N.T. clinic in Chirayu Medical College and Hospital were included in the study. They were given enrolment no. 1 to 50 and were divided into two groups. Group 1, enroll. no. 1 to 25 and group 2, enroll. no. 26 to 50. Group 1 was taught using check list and the Group 2 was taught without use of checklist. Both the groups were evaluated using check list. The group B students were again taught, using check list and were again evaluated using check list. Use of check list showed that there was statistically significant improvement in learning by students using check list in group 1 students compared to group 2 students who were taught without use of check list. The group 2 students also had improvement on evaluation, after they were taught using check list. Study suggests that use of check list for ear examination skill to undergraduate students has significant role and students learn better than when taught without use of checklist. Inclusion of checklist for teaching ear examination to undergraduate students may be considered.


Check list Ear examination Under graduate students M.B.B.S 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Consideration

None. No animal or Human Experimentation was done.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chirayu Medical College and Hospital CampusBhopalIndia

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