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

    A comparative study: do “clickers” increase student engagement in multidisciplinary clinical microbiology teaching?

    Audience response devices, or “clickers”, have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience b...

    Niall T. Stevens, Hélène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska and Hilary Humphreys

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:70

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Influence of feedback characteristics on perceived learning value of feedback in clerkships: does culture matter?

    Various feedback characteristics have been suggested to positively influence student learning. It is not clear how these feedback characteristics contribute to students’ perceived learning value of feedback in...

    Yoyo Suhoyo, Elisabeth A. Van Hell, Wouter Kerdijk, Ova Emilia, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:69

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Conveying practical clinical skills with the help of teaching associates—a randomised trial with focus on the long term learning retention

    Ensuring that all medical students achieve adequate clinical skills remains a challenge, yet the correct performance of clinical skills is critical for all fields of medicine. This study analyzes the influence...

    Sebastian H. Hoefer, Jasmina Sterz, Bernd Bender, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Marius Theis, Felix Walcher, Robert Sader and Miriam Ruesseler

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:65

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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