Efficacy of Gagne’s nine events of instructions in improving the performance of undergraduate final year medical students

Saima Ali, Liaqat Ali


Aim: To determine the efficacy of Gagne’s nine events of instructions in improving the results of undergraduate final year students in subject of pediatrics.


Methodology: it is comparative study, conducted in Peshawar Medical College from 9/9/14 to 30/9/14. Total numbers of 100 students (Male 44,Female 56) were included in the study. First lecture was delivered to final year in Non-Gagne’s Model followed by an MCQs test (choose the best) was conducted comprising of 10 MCQs. In second phase,  lecture on cyanotic heart disease

was delivered by the same teacher according to the Gagne’s nine events of instructions.

It was again followed by MCQ test on same pattern of choose the best.

All the data was recorded on structured proforma and was analyzed on SPSS version 17.

Results:The mean Non-Gagne’s marks were 25.7(9-57). The Independent sample T- Test showed no significant difference (p=0.523) between male and female students in Non-Gagne’s assessment. The total mean score of post-Gagne’s was found to be 74.39 ± 24.9 (14-100). Paired Sample T-Test showed a significant difference (p<0.001) between total mean of Non and Post-Gagne’s marks. Regarding the gender, Paired sample T-test revealed significant difference in favor of female students (p<0.001).



Conclusion: Gagne’s nine events of instruction is an effective tool in improving the performance of undergraduate final year students.

Key words (3-7 words): Gagne’s nine events of instruction, medical education, and undergraduate

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