Background: During the Covid-19 pandemic, distance learning is increasingly present in the field of education, particularly in the health sciences. This type of teaching has emerged as the appropriate solution to the problem of knowledge transfer. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of distance learning of the ENT (ear, nose and throat) and CFS (cervico-facial surgery) module on students and the impact of the pandemic on their quality of life. Methods: We conducted a survey on students' feelings about distance learning courses, the impact of the pandemic on their lifestyle and the consequences of the protective measures required for their exams (masks, visors). A google forms’ questionnaire of 29 questions was sent to 509 students and a total of 110 anonymous responses were collected. Results: The collected data indicate that 73.8% of the students were satisfied with the distance learning and felt that the ENT courses were sufficient to achieve the educational objectives. We also found that the protective measures had an impact on maintaining concentration during the face-to-face final exams and that the confinement caused by the pandemic had a significant impact on the students’ quality of life. Conclusion: Distance learning proved to be a good alternative during the lockdown period. Indeed, students reported considerable benefit, despite the fact that this method does not replace the effectiveness of the face-to-face teaching.
Tahiri, I.; Bensouda, H.; Haddani, O.; Houari, O. El; Anajar, S.; Taali, L.; Hajjij, A.; Essaadi, M.; Jahidi, M.; Benariba, F.; Zalagh, M.; Guessous, F.; and Chaouir, S.
"Evaluation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the teaching of otolaryngology and cervico-facial surgery,"
Health Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.56264/2658-865X.1081
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