Tabassum Zehra

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BACKGROUND Residents play an important role in teaching of medical undergraduate students. Despite their importance in teaching undergraduates they are not involved in any formal training in teaching and leadership skills. We aimed to compare the teaching skills of residents with faculty in facilitating small group Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether students find concept mapping a useful learning methodology to conceptualize and organize topics studied in CNS module of Pharmacology; and to evaluate whether addition of concept mapping assignment could help to improve examination scores. STUDY DESIGN An analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY College of Dentistry,(More)
The Aga Khan University went through an external review of its undergraduate medical education in December 2006 based on the accreditation guidelines by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). The external review panel comprised of international and local experts which developed a comprehensive report on its findings with regards to LCME(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore faculty's perceptions of challenges in providing verbal feedback to the Residents and suggest ways to overcome the barriers. METHODS As part of a larger study on feedback assessment, five focus group discussions were conducted at the Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, during faculty development workshops(More)
Ramadan, the month of fasting, is observed by Muslims all over the world. Fasting is obligatory for all healthy adult Muslims which amounts to refraining from eating and drinking from predawn to sunset. The dietary patterns therefore totally change. For people with diabetes, instead of taking 5-6 meals, it is reduced to 2 or 3 meals in 24 hours. Good(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the awareness regarding noise pollution and its adverse effects on human health in the people of urban areas of Karachi. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Urban areas of Karachi, from September to October 2012. METHODOLOGY A survey was conducted with 50 selected subjects of urban areas of Karachi(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of pitavastatin, a third generation statin, on development of osteopenia in ovariectomized rats. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY Department of Pharmacology, Basic Medical Sciences Institute, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, from January to July 2013. METHODOLOGY Forty female(More)
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