Pradeep Kumar Sahu

Pradeep Kumar Sahu
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine | UWI · Centre for Medical Sciences Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences

M.Phil., Ph.D. Education

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Introduction
Currently working as a Lecturer in Curriculum Development in Centre for Medical Sciences Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies
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November 2013 - present
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer in Curriculum Development, Centre for Medical Sciences Education
September 2010 - October 2012
Central University of Haryana
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
June 2007 - June 2011

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Publications (26)
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Abstract: OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was designed to investigate medical students’ perceptions of small group teaching effectiveness in a hybrid curriculum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross‑sectional, descriptive survey was conducted at the School of Medicine, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine where we collected the data f...
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Globally, health is regarded as a booming industry with greater stress being laid on high quality, accountability and transparency. Traditional medical curricula rely primarily on clerkships during the clinical period of study to train clinical skills, while the preclinical period is mainly used to teach the basic sciences. In recent years, the ear...
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The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), originated in Wuhan city of China, has spread rapidly around the world, sending billions of people into lockdown. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus epidemic a pandemic. In light of rising concern about the current COVID-19 pandemic, a growing number of universities across the...
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Objectives To determine the prevalence and factors associated with depression, anxiety and stress among healthcare workers (HCWs) during COVID-19 pandemic. Design Cross-sectional online survey. Setting HCWs from four major hospitals within the Regional Health Authorities of Trinidad and Tobago. Participants 395 HCWs aged ≥18 years. Main outcome...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused worldwide disruption to the entire educational system, including medical and health professions education. Considering the critical situation due to COVID-19, academic institutions shifted the entire pedagogical approach to the virtual learning mode. While delivering online teaching, educators experienced numerous c...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in dramatic challenges to healthcare systems worldwide. There has been an increased awareness to protect frontline workers from COVID-19 exposure and its consequences. To assess the prevalence of healthcare professionals in India during the COVID-19, a cross-sectional web-based survey was conducted with healthcare...
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COVID-19 emerged initially from Wuhan, Hubei province, China, in late December 2019, and since then, it has spread globally to be declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The Caribbean region started reporting COVID-19 cases in early March 2020, triggering new regional public health crises. The initial suspects and confirmed cases acro...
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ABSTRACT Depression, anxiety and stress are the most prevalent mental health problems among health professions’ students. The study was aimed to explore the socio-demographic and educational factors associated with depression, anxiety and stress among health professions’ students. Using non-random purposeful sampling, 366 health professions’ studen...
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Introduction: Small group teaching is an educational strategy that may be used to facilitate learning. Tutorials enable an adult approach toward learning where students take responsibility for their own learning. We aimed to investigate the students' engagement and perceptions of small group tutorial classes among undergraduate medical students....
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The emergence and global spread of COVID-19 has disrupted the traditional mechanisms of education throughout the world. Institutions of learning were caught unprepared and this jeopardised the face-to-face method of curriculum delivery and assessment. Teaching institutions have shifted to an asynchronous mode whilst attempting to preserve the princ...
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Background: Stressful environment in medical school often has a negative effect on students' psychosocial well-being. An in-depth understanding of how medical students experience psychological distress and coping is necessary for the prospective students. Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of psychological distress among undergraduate medica...
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Subjective well-being is defined as a person’s cognitive and affective evaluations of his or her life. This study aims to investigate the differences in the domains of subjective well-being based on gender, type of school and academic performance. Additionally, the study aimed to determine the factors (socio-demographic variables, including the aca...
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Coronavirus has emerged as a global health treat due to its accelerated geographic spread over the last two decades. This article reviews the current state of knowledge concerning the origin, transmission, diagnosis and management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Historically, it has caused two pandemics: severeacute respiratory syndrome and...
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Quality of life (QOL) is a broader concept which represents experiences, states, appraisals, behaviors, capacities and emotional reactions to circumstances. The study aimed to evaluate the differences in various domains of QOL among the students of five schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and nursing) and an optometry unit i...
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Educational environment has a significant impact on students' learning and academic achievement. The aim of this study was to explore the perception of veterinary school students' regarding their educational environment at the University of the West Indies. In this cross-sectional study, the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) was ad...
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Background: A medical professional is viewed with great nobility and prestige worldwide. A medical education is perceived as being stressful, and a high level of stress may have a negative effect on cognitive functioning and learning of students in a medical school
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Introduction: There have been a number of published studies examining the link between the effectiveness of the problem-based learning (PBL) process and students’ performance in examinations. In a hybrid PBL/lectures curriculum, the results of such studies are of limited use because of the difficulty in dissociating the knowledge gained at lectures...
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Abstract: The objectives in health professional curriculum have been expressed in different terms to communicate expectations of the programme. Curriculum designers sometimes encounter difficulties in selecting suitable terms from many identical terms when developing the curriculum. This review helps to clarify the use of different forms of objecti...
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With the inception of Problem Based Learning, there has been a paradigm shift of tutor from a knowledge transformer in a traditional teaching environment to a facilitator in a small group student centred learning environment. The tutor has to adapt the changing role to facilitate the tutorial group for self-directed learning. Students' learning wou...
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Problem based learning (PBL) in a medical curriculum was started at McMaster University in 1969 and has since grown in popularity across the world. The Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) at the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) adopted PBL for pre-clinical science and para-clinical science courses since its inception in...
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For decades special schools have been the centre of world, educators and administrators have put a great deal of effort into the development of a thorough and widely accepted sy special schools. In these schools all the available expertise has been best possible way. However, this view of special education has gradually changed. Knowledge, expertis...
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Faculty development is one of the most significant programmes for any of the educational institutions to prepare the faculty members for performing multiple roles as leader, manager, coordinator, trainer, curriculum developer, researcher, etc. Medical and health professional institutions often conduct faculty development programmes to provide the i...
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The aim of the present investigation was to study friendship skills of the primary school tribal children in relation to their sex and type of family. The findings reveal that there exists significant difference between the friendship skills of Primary School male and female tribal students. The study found no significant difference between the fri...

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The whole world is worried for only one reason: CORONA VIRUS. It hit the economy, education, social life and movement of people.
Another big challenge is the issue of Mental Health: for students, teachers, employees, employers, skilled and unskilled labourers, doctors, police, administrators...long list.
The question is: how long it goes on? What will be the repurcussion of the terrible outbreak?
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I have taken more than 5 independent categorical variable and one dependent variabe (Yes/no).
I calculated binary logistic regression and got the Odd Ratio for each independent variable with the dependent variable.
I would appreiciate if you guide me how to calculate AOR through SPSS. Also appriciate if you can provide me the link of any reference paper.
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Students these days have multiple sources of information. They do not like attend the lecture in large group. Theose who attend do not concentrate in the class. Based on your experience, can you highlight some measures for large group teaching effectiveness.
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Ethics and Professionalism are the integral part of medical profession. What are the best possible ways to measure students' knowledge and competency in these two important areas?
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I am currently doing a research to measure the socio-demographic factors assciated with mental health problem (categorical).
I am more comfortable using Chi-square test to measure the factors asccociated with the mental health variable. However, I saw few papers where the researchers have used Logistic regression.
Will it be wrong, if I use Chis-quare test?
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I believe when we map the curriculum, it implicitly see the alignment.
What is your opinion?
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I explained in a forum that PBL is a self-directed learning. However, some of the academicians did not agree by saying that tutors intervene in the PBL delivery process. I still belive PBL as one of the students-led learning process.
What do you think?
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Dear All,
I want to assess the factors that are associated with mental illness of the University students. I read some articles where the researchers have used logistic regression. Will it be appropriate in my study?

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To study the impact of COVID-19 on various dimensions of human life (Geopolitical impact, human security, economic and developmental) by collaborating with working groups, consortiums and research institutions To study the impact of various preventative and health promotion strategies Addressing the comorbid conditions and their effect because of COVID-19 Evaluation of social distancing, lockdown, quarantine and isolation strategies on the pandemic Addressing global health security and global health diplomacy aspects in the context of COVID-19 To compare the burden among various countries using mathematical projections and economic evaluations at country/ regional/ G7/BRICS levels/ blocks
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To assess the levels of empathy and subjective well being among medical students and their correlation with depression
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To determine the relationship between Quality of Sleep and Emotional Intelligence among students