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Assessment of Teaching Ability among University Level Health Science Teachers: Pilot Study


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1 Dean & Professor, SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India
2 Ph.D. Scholar, SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India
3 Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abiding, Gong Badak Campus, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia
4 Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy, AIMST University, India
5 Lecturer AIMST University, India
     

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Background: University level teachers were at stress and depression as because of their higher working hours with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Which make the teachers to sit for hours and hours in class and stand with blackboard in-order to cover the syllabus hours and to encourage the students to be successful in career? Till now there are no studies done on assessing the cognition and teaching ability of a teacher in relation to the comorbidies they experience as a teaching staff. Objective: To find out the cognition using ruff figural fluency test. Procedure: The subjects according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and who were willing to participate in the study will be given a questionnaire of faculty workload survey 2001, Nordic questionnaire to evaluate the musculoskeletal pain and ruff figural fluency test kit to evaluate their cognition. Results: The teachers inspite of the maximum engagement with curriculum, they have good academic performance, but the cognition is poor as the hours of the day passes by, it is due to the maximum stress they experience in dealing with their musculoskeletal pain.

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Health science, students, university, Teaching ability.
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U. Ganapathy Sankar
Dean & Professor, SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India
Monisha R.
Ph.D. Scholar, SRM College of Occupational Therapy, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India
Naresh Bhaskar Raj
Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abiding, Gong Badak Campus, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia
Sankara Kumaran Pandian
Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy, AIMST University, India
Deepthi Ganesan
Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy, AIMST University, India
Kaviarasu Mahalingam
Lecturer AIMST University, India

Abstract


Background: University level teachers were at stress and depression as because of their higher working hours with undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. Which make the teachers to sit for hours and hours in class and stand with blackboard in-order to cover the syllabus hours and to encourage the students to be successful in career? Till now there are no studies done on assessing the cognition and teaching ability of a teacher in relation to the comorbidies they experience as a teaching staff. Objective: To find out the cognition using ruff figural fluency test. Procedure: The subjects according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and who were willing to participate in the study will be given a questionnaire of faculty workload survey 2001, Nordic questionnaire to evaluate the musculoskeletal pain and ruff figural fluency test kit to evaluate their cognition. Results: The teachers inspite of the maximum engagement with curriculum, they have good academic performance, but the cognition is poor as the hours of the day passes by, it is due to the maximum stress they experience in dealing with their musculoskeletal pain.

Keywords


Health science, students, university, Teaching ability.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194898