Adapting Online Teaching Methodology in Healthcare Education -Scope and Limitations

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Dr. Parag Rishipathak
Dr. Monesh Bhandari
Dr. Anand Hinduja



The COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe from December 2019 in a very short period of time and strict protocols and guidelines were to be followed universally in order to restrain the pandemic situation. Following the governmentguidelines, all the private and government organisations including educational institutes were shut down due to the transport and social distancing measures.

Medical education system around the globe has been rapidly evolving since last few years. Hybrid mode of teaching with both physical and online components are being increasingly adopted by medical institutes. It is hence essential to dig into the instructor perspective on adaption of online teaching mode in healthcare education.


To understand the challenges faced by instructors in online mode of teaching and the opportunities and limitations in the long term integration of this mode into the medical education andragogy.


The study was undertaken with a qualitative approach in the form of interview of 50 full time instructors in medical institutes who taught with the online teaching mode for the past 2 years. The collected data was coded and key themes were generated based on the responses provided.


The study attempts tohighlight the issues faced by instructors in the online teaching mode which was a compulsion during the early phases of the COVID pandemic but has now transformed into a conscious choice. Yet, if harnessed well it can offer exciting opportunities to break geographical barriers in providing excellence in education.

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Dr. Parag Rishipathak, Dr. Monesh Bhandari, & Dr. Anand Hinduja. (2022). Adapting Online Teaching Methodology in Healthcare Education -Scope and Limitations. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 10(3), 134–139. Retrieved from


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