RESEARCH ARTICLE: A survey of student perception and feedback during the COVID-19 lockdown

Authors

  • Sivaram Hariharan PSG College of Pharmacy, India
  • A Tamilselvan PSG College of Pharmacy, India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9034-9422
  • D Senthilkumar PSG College of Arts and Science, India
  • M Ramanathan PSG College of Pharmacy, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2020.202.234241

Keywords:

Pharmacy Education , Students, Online Education, COVID-19 Lockdown

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ thought processes during this extended COVID-19 lockdown and to ascertain their views about online education, their main current apprehensions and worries, their stress levels, and their view of an eventual post-COVID-19 return to college.

Methods: An online survey was conducted on 300 plus students of the PSG College of Pharmacy, India. The survey was split gender-wise and across senior-junior years.

Results: Three out of the four groups showed an overall desire to return to college and resume normal operations with reasonable social distancing norms. All the student groups surveyed were extremely keen on resuming practical labs but showed mixed feelings towards resuming traditional examination methods. All the groups showed stress and uncertainty regarding the lockdown.

Conclusion: A reasonable picture could be obtained from student feedback and thoughts pertaining to during and after the COVID-19 lockdown. These preliminary findings may help educators formulate appropriate policies to address students’ issues.

Author Biographies

Sivaram Hariharan, PSG College of Pharmacy, India

Profesor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

A Tamilselvan, PSG College of Pharmacy, India

Department of Pharmacology

D Senthilkumar, PSG College of Arts and Science, India

Civil Aerodrome Post

M Ramanathan, PSG College of Pharmacy, India

Principal - Department of Pharmacology

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Published

13/01/2021

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COVID-19 Research Paper