AIM To explore and evaluate the teaching quality and effect of case introduction combined with virtual simulation operation in experimental teaching of mammalian blood pressure regulation.
METHODS Five-year-program and 8-year-program medical students attending the course of "Basic Medical Comprehensive Experiment" in 2020 and 2021 were selected for this study. Traditional teaching method was adopted for the students of 2020 (traditional group) and case introduction combined with virtual simulation operation method was adopted for the students of 2021 (experimental group). Teaching quality and teaching effect of the two groups were evaluated by formative evaluation and questionnaire survey, and the evaluation results of the two teaching methods were statistically analyzed.
RESULTS In the evaluation of DOPS and experimental report writing, the difference between the experimental group and the traditional group was statistically significant (P<0.05). The excellent rate in the experimental group was higher than that in the traditional group, but there was no significant difference in Mini-EEX students’ self-assessment. In the questionnaire survey, the results of teaching quality, teaching effect and teachers’ teaching satisfaction in the experimental group were superior to those in the traditional group and the difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P<0.05).
CONCLUSION Case introduction combined with virtual simulation operation significantly improves the teaching quality and teaching effect, and students’ satisfaction is higher. Case selecting, overall teaching design, blended teaching methods and the teacher’s words and deeds are valuable for reference.