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Table 4 The Conceptions of Learning Medicine (COLM) questionnaire

From: To examine the associations between medical students’ conceptions of learning, strategies to learning, and learning outcome in a medical humanities course

  No. Items
M 1 1 Learning medicine means memorizing the physiological mechanisms of humans in medical textbooks.
M 2 2 Learning medicine means memorizing the proper nouns or important concepts in medical textbooks.
M 3 3 Learning medicine means memorizing what the teacher lectures about in the class.
M 4 4 Learning medicine means memorizing medical symbols, medical concepts or facts.
M 5 5 The most important aspect of learning medicine is to memorize what the teacher taught by reading the collaborative class notes.
M 6 6 The most important aspect of learning medicine is to memorize by repetitively rote and/or mnemonic techniques.
PT 1 7 Learning medicine means passing all the examinations to obtain professional certification.
PT 2 8 Learning medicine means correctly answering the questions in the examinations.
PT 3 9 If there is no examination, I will not prepare for the medical courses.
PT 4 10 There are no benefits to learning medicine except getting high scores on the examinations. In fact, I can get along well without knowing many medical facts.
PT 5 11 The major purpose of learning medicine is to get more familiar with problems and questions in the test.
PT 6 12 I learn medicine for passing the medical examinations.
PT 7 13 The major purpose of learning medicine is to prepare for the future National Licensing Examination.
PTP 1 14 Learning medicine means practicing with a SimMan simulator.
PTP 2 15 Learning medicine means continuously learning in clerkship and internship.
PTP 3 16 After I am done with practice and training in clerkship and/or internship, I expect to have good clinical performance.
PTP 4 17 Learning medicine means knowing how to practice and conduct the correct approach to solving medical problems.
PTP 5 18 Learning medicine, becoming acquainted with the operation, and repetitive practice are closely related.
PTP 6 19 Practicing or training is important because it helps me to integrate medical knowledge.
IOK 1 20 Learning medicine means acquiring more medical knowledge.
IOK 2 21 Learning medicine means acquiring the medical knowledge that I did not know before.
IOK 3 22 I am learning medicine when the teacher teaches me the medical knowledge that I did not know before.
IOK 4 23 Learning medicine means acquiring medical knowledge about how a human body works.
IOK 5 24 Learning medicine helps me acquire medical knowledge about diseases.
IOK 6 25 Learning medicine means increasing my medical knowledge of a human body.
IOK 7 26 Learning medicine means acquiring new medical knowledge.
A 1 27 Learning medicine means solving human medical problems.
A 2 28 Learning medicine means acquiring medical knowledge and skills to solve the medical problems which happen in real life.
A 3 29 Learning medicine means acquiring medical knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of our lives.
A 4 30 The purpose of learning medicine is learning how to apply medical methods I already know to medical problems which I haven’t encountered.
A 5 31 Learning medicine means learning how to apply medical knowledge and skills I already know to solve patients’ medical problems.
A 6 32 We learn medicine to make human lives healthier and more convenient.
A 7 33 Learning medicine means solving or treating diseases.
U 1 34 The purpose of learning medicine is to understand medical knowledge.
U 2 35 Learning medicine means understanding the relationship between different medical concepts.
U 3 36 Learning medicine means understanding a variety of treatments.
U 4 37 Learning medicine means an understanding of medical problems and phenomena that I did not know before.
U 5 38 Learning medical knowledge means clearly understanding medical concepts.
U 6 39 I think understanding is important in learning medicine.
SNW 1 40 Learning medicine means expanding my medical knowledge and visions.
SNW 2 41 Learning medicine means letting me to see medicine using a new standpoint.
SNW 3 42 Learning medicine means changing my way of seeing the medical phenomena.
SNW 4 43 Learning medicine means finding a better way to see medicine.
SNW 5 44 I can learn more ways of thinking about medicine by learning medicine.
SNW 6 45 Learning medicine means finding a more reasonable way to account for a medical condition.
SA 1 46 Learning medicine means learning how to study systematically, such as using a concept map.
SA 2 47 Learning medicine means learning how to summarize the key points.
SA 3 48 One of the important points in learning medicine is to deliberate about the causes and outcomes of an event.
SA 4 49 The major purpose of learning medicine is to think about the procedure and make a judgment.
SA 5 50 Learning medicine means learning logical deduction in medicine.
SA 6 51 Learning medicine helps me acquire abilities to use inductive analysis.
C 1 52 Learning medicine means learning how to cooperate with others as a team to complete the task.
C 2 53 The major purpose of learning medicine is to learn how to communicate with patients and interact with people.
C 3 54 The major purpose of learning medicine is to learn how to explain and communicate medical conditions to patients and/or family members.
C 4 55 The major purpose of learning medicine is to learn how to cooperate with other medical professionals to solve problems.
C 5 56 The major purpose of learning medicine is to facilitate a good doctor-patient relationship.
  1. Abbreviation List: M Memorizing, PT Preparing for Testing, PTP Practicing Tutorial Problems, IOK Increasing One’s Knowledge, A Applying, U Understanding, SNW Seeing in a New Way, SA Skills Acquisition, C Communication