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Role of Cinema in Facilitating the Delivery of Medical Education

Astha Das

Keywords : Cinema, Medical education, Medical students

Citation Information : Das A. Role of Cinema in Facilitating the Delivery of Medical Education. 2023; 6 (1):25-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03173

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Over a period of years, there are rising concerns about how to teach the psychosocial and ethical aspects of medicine. Therefore, the aim of the study is the use of the cinema in the medical teaching, which acts as an effective tool and technique in teaching the various aspects of the medicine. The new term is known as “cinemeducation,” which is used at all the levels of the medical curriculum including the undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and also in the newly added curriculum, attitude, ethics, communication (AETCOM) module. “Cinemeducation” provides the opportunity for all the medical students, to learn all the ethical and psychosocial subjects which are related to the medicine by observing and reflection on the films.

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