Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 285-289
Impact of Clinical Training on Under Graduate Radiography Students in Puducherry
Tamije Selvan. S.
Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, A Govt. of Puducherry Institution, Puducherry, India.
The clinical training is one of the most valuable resources available to paramedical institutions to prepare students to competently care for patients and also execute certain tasks with little or no supervision. Aim of this study was to examine the impact of clinical training on under graduate radiography students’ clinical experience. A quantitative study design using a Likert-Scale questionnaire was used to assess clinical practice-learning environment. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences Version 14.0 (SPSS). Ninety four (94) undergraduate student radiographers participated in the study from various institutions in Puducherry region. Students indicated they had enough knowledge and enjoyed their time on the clinical training. They indicated that the staffs were supportive, friendly and approachable. The students were also able to achieve their learning outcome during the clinical training. However feedbacks from supervisors, according to the students were inadequate and students were not sure about the use of research findings by the clinical venues. Clinical training had adequate student support. It is important, however, to consider carefully where students have their clinical practice and at what point of their studies the different trainings should be carried out. A memorandum of understanding between the premier health institutions is necessary to ensure that students have a good experience at clinical training.
Key words: Radiography, Clinical training, Under Graduate Radiography students, Educational support.