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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. Content type: Research article

    Professional intrapersonal and interpersonal competences (IICs) form an important part of medical expertise but are given little attention during clinical training. In other professional fields such as psychot...

    Authors: Lisa Lombardo, Jan Ehlers and Gabriele Lutz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:317

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Simulation based learning (SBL) has increased in its use to best equip students for clinical practice. Simulations that mirror the complex realities of clinical practice have the potential to induce a range of...

    Authors: Claudia C. Behrens, Diana H. Dolmans, Gerard J. Gormley and Erik W. Driessen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:316

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The authors’ medical school has adopted an inverted classroom model (ICM) for physiology classes. This study aimed to determine students’ learning styles and investigate the relationship between learning style...

    Authors: Rong Wang and Chuanyong Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:315

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We sought to develop a low-fidelity simulation-based curriculum for pediatric residents in Rwanda utilizing either rapid cycle deliberate practice (RCDP) or traditional debriefing, and to determine whether RCD...

    Authors: Samantha L. Rosman, Rosine Nyirasafari, Hippolyte Muhire Bwiza, Christian Umuhoza, Elizabeth A. Camp, Debra L. Weiner and Marideth C. Rus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:314

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, the training of medical laboratory science students has taken place in the laboratory and has been led by academic and pathology experts in a face-to-face context. In recent years, budgetary pre...

    Authors: Rebecca Donkin, Elizabeth Askew and Hollie Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:310

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Experiential learning through service provides opportunities to nurture and practice empathy. Of growing concern, studies showed significantly decreased empathy scores as students progress through medical scho...

    Authors: DYE Sin, TCT Chew, T. K. Chia, J. S. Ser, A. Sayampanathan and GCH Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:304

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An essential characteristics of clinical education is the need to learn a large number of practical and communication skills along with theoretical knowledge. It is challenging to design learning opportunities...

    Authors: Tahereh Changiz, Nikoo Yamani and Maria Shaterjalali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:292

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to describe the design, implementation and evaluation of a flipped classroom teaching approach in physiotherapy education. The flipped classroom is a blended learning approach in w...

    Authors: Yngve Røe, Michael Rowe, Nina B. Ødegaard, Hilde Sylliaas and Tone Dahl-Michelsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:291

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  9. Content type: Research article

    With the development of medicine, new teaching methods, such as flipped classroom and problem-based learning (PBL), have received much attention in medical education. However, the implementation of flipped cla...

    Authors: Xiaolei Hu, Hengyan Zhang, Yuan Song, Chenchen Wu, Qingqing Yang, Zhaoming Shi, Xiaomei Zhang and Weidong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:290

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Blended learning has the potential to stimulate effective learning and to facilitate high quality education. For postgraduate health professionals, blended learning is relatively new. For this group we develop...

    Authors: Mirjam Westerlaken, Ingrid Christiaans-Dingelhoff, Renée M. Filius, Bas de Vries, Martine de Bruijne and Marjel van Dam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:289

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  11. Content type: Debate

    The term ‘dyslexia’ refers to a condition that impacts upon reading and writing abilities whilst not altering intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia may have difficulties with the speed and accuracy and their...

    Authors: Sebastian C. K. Shaw, Laura R. Hennessy, Michael Okorie and John L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:277

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cooperative interdisciplinary patient care is a modern healthcare necessity. While various medical and surgical disciplines have independent educational requirements, a system-wide simulation-based curriculum ...

    Authors: Mark J. Bullard, Sean M. Fox, Catherine M. Wares, Alan C. Heffner, Casey Stephens and Laura Rossi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:276

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The use of simulation technology for skill training and assessment in medical education has progressively increased over the last decade. Nevertheless, the teaching efficacy of most technologies remains to be ...

    Authors: Stella Bernardi, Fabiola Giudici, Maria Fontana Leone, Giulia Zuolo, Stefano Furlotti, Renzo Carretta and Bruno Fabris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:275

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Human morphology is a critical component of dental and medical graduate training. Innovations in basic science teaching methods are needed to keep up with an ever-changing landscape of technology. The purpose ...

    Authors: Szabolcs Felszeghy, Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen, Ali Koskela, Petteri Nieminen, Kai Härkönen, Kaisa M. A. Paldanius, Sami Gabbouj, Kirsi Ketola, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikael Lundin, Tommi Haapaniemi, Erkko Sointu, Eric B. Bauman, Gregory E. Gilbert, David Morton and Anitta Mahonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:273

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The educational beliefs of medical academics influence how they act in class and thus influence student learning. One component of these are beliefs academics hold about the qualities of teachers themselves. T...

    Authors: Marleen W. Ottenhoff- de Jonge, Roeland M. van der Rijst, Neil Gesundheit, Lianne N. van Staveren, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Friedo W. Dekker, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and Anneke W. M. Kramer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:268

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Improved training approaches have the potential to overcome barriers to the use of postpartum intrauterine devices (PPIUDs) in Pakistan, including a shortage of female providers who are able to insert the devi...

    Authors: Zonobia Zafar, Hammad Habib, Adrienne Kols, Fauzia Assad, Enriquito R. Lu and Anne Schuster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:261

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  17. Content type: Research article

    This scoping review aims to gather and map inspiration, ideas and recommendations for teaching evidence-based practice across Professional Bachelor Degree healthcare programmes by mapping literature describing...

    Authors: Camilla Marie Larsen, Anne Seneca Terkelsen, Anne-Marie Fiala Carlsen and Hanne Kaae Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:259

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Education in Japan and other Asian countries advocates the stereotypical passive learning style where students are limited in their breadth of knowledge dismissing anything not imparted by their teachers. With...

    Authors: Omar M. M. Rodis and Rozzano C. Locsin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:256

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Primary care has a significant role in AKI management: two-thirds of AKI originates in the community. Through academic detailing (an evidence-based educational approach) we aimed to implement and measure the e...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Noble, Joanna C. McKinnell, Sue Shaw, Sally Bassett, Lynn Woods, Mufaza Asrar, Nitin V. Kolhe and Nicholas M. Selby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:253

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Providing feedback on student performance in the clinical performance assessment (CPA) is meaningful in that it helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses. This study compared students’ perceptio...

    Authors: Bee Sung Kam, So Jung Yune, Sang Yeoup Lee, Sun Ju Im and Sun Yong Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:252

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In South Africa it is compulsory to submit a satisfactory portfolio of learning to gain entrance to the national exit examination of the College of Family Physicians and to qualify as a family physician. A pap...

    Authors: Magdaleen De Swardt, Louis S. Jenkins, Klaus B. Von Pressentin and Robert Mash

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:251

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Bronchoscopy involves exploration of a three-dimensional (3D) bronchial tree environment using just two-dimensional (2D) images, visual cues and haptic feedback. Sound knowledge and understanding of tracheobro...

    Authors: Brian Han Khai Ho, Cecilia Jiayu Chen, Gerald Jit Shen Tan, Wai Yee Yeong, Heang Kuan Joel Tan, Albert Yick Hou Lim, Michael Alan Ferenczi and Sreenivasulu Reddy Mogali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:236

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Gamification is an increasingly common phenomenon in education. It is a technique to facilitate formative assessment and to promote student learning. It has been shown to be more effective than traditional met...

    Authors: Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail, Anisa Ahmad, Jamilah Al-Muhammady Mohammad, Nik Mohd Rizal Mohd Fakri, Mohd Zarawi Mat Nor and Mohamad Najib Mat Pa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:230

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  24. Content type: Research article

    New educational approaches may be necessary to enhance competency in the new generation of students. Self-directed learning and blended coaching have been effective strategies to meet this challenge. However, ...

    Authors: Gie-Ok Noh and Dong Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:225

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In-patient postgraduate teaching suffers with issues like long and unstructured presentations inclusive of a lot of historical information and time constraints due to increasing workload. A six-step pneumonic ...

    Authors: Vishakha Jain, Siddharth Rao and Mariya Jinadani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:224

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The learning climate within a learning environment is a key factor to determine the potential quality of learning. There are different groups of postgraduate trainees who study primarily in the operating theat...

    Authors: Kasana Raksamani and Renée E. Stalmeijer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:221

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Medical students struggle with a heavy workload during their comparatively long course of study in China. The future of medical science depends largely on whether or not medical students become qualified. This...

    Authors: Yu Jin Xie, De Pin Cao, Tao Sun and Li Bin Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:211

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The web-based presentation software Prezi was used to create a digital presentation in order to facilitate antibiotic knowledge in an undergraduate course on infectious diseases in the Karolinska Institutet Me...

    Authors: Mary Hyll, Robert Schvarcz and Katri Manninen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:210

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:249

  29. Content type: Research article

    A breadth of evidence supports that academic dishonesty is prevalent among higher education students, including students in health sciences educational programs. Research suggest individuals who engage in acad...

    Authors: Tina Antill Keener, Marina Galvez Peralta, Melinda Smith, Lauren Swager, James Ingles, Sijin Wen and Mariette Barbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:209

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Lectures are still an important part of today’s medical education at many medical schools. The pediatric lecture series at the Center for Pediatrics, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine...

    Authors: Marco S. Spehl, Christine Straub, Andrea Heinzmann and Sebastian F. N. Bode

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:206

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Profound clinical, conceptual and ideological differences between child and adult mental health service models contribute to transition-related discontinuity of care. Many of these may be related to psychiatry...

    Authors: Frederick Russet, Veronique Humbertclaude, Gwen Dieleman, Katarina Dodig-Ćurković, Gaelle Hendrickx, Vlatka Kovač, Fiona McNicholas, Athanasios Maras, Santosh Paramala, Moli Paul, Ulrike M. E. Schulze, Giulia Signorini, Cathy Street, Priya Tah, Helena Tuomainen, Swaran P. Singh…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:204

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  32. Content type: Research article

    A balance between autonomy and supervision can be difficult to obtain in medical education. In this study, we sought to determine whether the presence and level of supervision of ophthalmology resident outpati...

    Authors: Eric L. Singman, Michael V. Boland, Jing Tian, Laura K. Green and Divya Srikumaran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:202

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Direct ophthalmoscopy (DO) is an essential skill for medical graduates but there are multiple barriers to learning this. Medical students and junior doctors typically lack confidence in DO. Most students do no...

    Authors: J. A. Gilmour-White, A. Picton, A. Blaikie, A. K. Denniston, R. Blanch, J. Coleman and P. I. Murray

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:201

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Personal logbooks are universally applied for monitoring and evaluation of surgical trainees; however, the quality and accuracy of such logbooks in low income countries (LICs) are poorly examined. Logbooks are...

    Authors: Ø. V. Svendsen, C. Helgerud, A. J. van Duinen, Ø. Salvesen, P. M. George and H. A. Bolkan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:198

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The clinical environments are more complex, diverse and rapidly changing. Patients’ conditions were chronic and complexed, healthcare providers require clinical reasoning for patient safety care. One of the le...

    Authors: Juyeon Bae, JuHee Lee, Yeonsoo Jang and Yoonju Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:197

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Routine IPV screening is a controversial topic and there is no evidence to suggest that it improves the health outcomes of women. Consequently, understanding the socio-cultural dimensions, becomes essential to...

    Authors: Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Busola O. Balogun, Adebola A. Adejimi, O. J. Akinsola and Jacqueline M. Van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:196

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Self-explanation without feedback has been shown to improve medical students’ diagnostic reasoning. While feedback is generally seen as beneficial for learning, available evidence of the value of its combinati...

    Authors: M. Chamberland, J. Setrakian, C. St-Onge, L. Bergeron, S. Mamede and H. G. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:194

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  38. Content type: Research article

    In Team-Based Learning (TBL) preparation of relevant coursework during self-directed learning time is evaluated by the individual readiness assurance test (iRAT). We recently reported that student performance ...

    Authors: Gonzalo A. Carrasco, Kathryn C. Behling and Osvaldo J. Lopez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:185

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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