Approaches to teaching and learning

Section edited by Sigrid Harendza and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

This section considers manuscripts that investigate approaches to medical education (i.e., how teachers teach and how students learn) from the perspective of both the teacher and the learner.

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  1. Research article

    Discrepancies between perceptions of students and deans regarding the consequences of restricting students’ use of electronic medical records on quality of medical education

    Electronic medical records (EMR) are more used in university hospitals, but the use of EMR by medical students at the workplace is still a challenge, because the conflict of interest between medical accountabi...

    Ivan Solarte and Karen D. Könings

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:55

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  2. Debate

    Incorporating one health into medical education

    One Health is an emerging concept that stresses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, as well as the need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to address health issues ...

    Peter M. Rabinowitz, Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz, Laura H. Kahn, Richard Kock and Marguerite Pappaioanou

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:45

    Published on: 23 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Medical students’ situational motivation to participate in simulation based team training is predicted by attitudes to patient safety

    Patient safety education, as well as the safety climate at clinical rotations, has an impact on students’ attitudes. We explored medical students’ self-reported motivation to participate in simulation-based te...

    Cecilia Escher, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Ann Kjellin and Li Felländer-Tsai

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:37

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Experiencing aging or demystifying myths? – impact of different “geriatrics and gerontology” teaching strategies in first year medical students

    With the aging of the population comes a greater need for geriatric and gerontology teaching. However, there is currently a dearth of investigations on the impact of different educational methodologies for tea...

    Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Isabella Noceli de Oliveira, Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:35

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  5. Research article

    A model of self-directed learning in internal medicine residency: a qualitative study using grounded theory

    Existing theories of self-directed learning (SDL) have emphasized the importance of process, personal, and contextual factors. Previous medical education research has largely focused on the process of SDL. We ...

    Adam P. Sawatsky, John T. Ratelle, Sara L. Bonnes, Jason S. Egginton and Thomas J. Beckman

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:31

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Motivation and competence of participants in a learner-centered student-run clinic: an exploratory pilot study

    The Learner-Centered Student-run Clinic (LC-SRC) was designed to teach and train prescribing skills grounded in a real-life context, to provide students with early clinical experience and responsibility. The c...

    Tim Schutte, Jelle Tichelaar, Ramon S. Dekker, Abel Thijs, Theo P. G. M. de Vries, Rashmi A. Kusurkar, Milan C. Richir and Michiel A. van Agtmael

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:23

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Training a medical workforce to meet the needs of diverse minority communities

    The growing demand for a competent health workforce to meet the needs of increasingly diverse societies has been widely acknowledged. One medical school in New Zealand explored the integration of the commonly ...

    Faafetai Sopoaga, Tony Zaharic, Jesse Kokaua and Sahra Covello

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:19

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Learning global health: a pilot study of an online collaborative intercultural peer group activity involving medical students in Australia and Indonesia

    There is limited research to inform effective pedagogies for teaching global health to undergraduate medical students. Theoretically, using a combination of teaching pedagogies typically used in ‘international...

    Mark Ambrose, Linda Murray, Nicholas E. Handoyo, Deif Tunggal and Nick Cooling

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Educating for interprofessional practice: moving from knowing to being, is it the final piece of the puzzle?

    Professional socialisation and identity arise from interactions occurring within university-based interprofessional education, and workplace-based interprofessional practice experience. However, it is unclear ...

    Helena Ward, Lyn Gum, Stacie Attrill, Donald Bramwell, Iris Lindemann, Sharon Lawn and Linda Sweet

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:5

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Pelvic and breast examination skills curricula in United States medical schools: a survey of obstetrics and gynecology clerkship directors

    Learning to perform pelvic and breast examinations produces anxiety for many medical students. Clerkship directors have long sought strategies to help students become comfortable with the sensitive nature of t...

    Lorraine Dugoff, Archana Pradhan, Petra Casey, John L. Dalrymple, Jodi F. Abbott, Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, Alice Chuang, Amie J. Cullimore, David A. Forstein, Brittany S. Hampton, Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, Nadine T. Katz, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Sarah M. Page-Ramsey, Abigail Wolf and Nancy A. Hueppchen

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:314

    Published on: 16 December 2016

  11. Research article

    A randomised controlled trial of sensory awareness training and additional motor practice for learning scalpel skills in podiatry students

    The process of using a scalpel, like all other motor activities, is dependent upon the successful integration of afferent (sensory), cognitive and efferent (motor) processes. During learning of these skills, e...

    Ryan S Causby, Michelle N McDonnell, Lloyd Reed and Susan L Hillier

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:309

    Published on: 5 December 2016

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