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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

    Feedback can alter medical student logging practices, although most learners feel feedback is inadequate. A varied case mix in rural and urban contexts offers diverse clinical encounters. Logs are an indicator...

    Authors: Helen M. Wright, Moira A. L. Maley, Denese E. Playford, Pam Nicol and Sharon F. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:107

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  2. Content type: Correspondence

    Being medical students, and having experienced different learning approaches ourselves, here, we discuss and critically analyse the importance of the deep learning approach that Chonkar et al. have presented, ...

    Authors: Meenakshi Jhala and Jai Mathur

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:106

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:17

  3. Content type: Research article

    In this research paper we report on the quality of feedback provided in the logbooks of pre-clinical undergraduate students based on a model of ‘actionable feedback’. Feedback to clinical learners about their ...

    Authors: Reina M. Abraham and Veena S. Singaram

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:105

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Reports of head and neck ultrasound examinations are frequently written by hand as free texts. This is a serious obstacle to the learning process of the modality due to a missing report structure and terminolo...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Ernst, Fabian Katzer, Julian Künzel, Mohamed Hodeib, Sebastian Strieth, Jonas Eckrich, Anna Tattermusch, Matthias F. Froelich, Christoph Matthias, Wieland H. Sommer and Sven Becker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:102

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The success of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare services requires a paradigm shift in the training of future health profession practitioners. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument...

    Authors: Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Si Mui Sim, Choo Hock Tan and Chan Choong Foong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:101

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    Simulation-based medical education (SBME) is a cornerstone for procedural skill training in residency education. Multiple studies have concluded that SBME is highly effective, superior to traditional clinical ...

    Authors: Andrew Petrosoniak, Marissa Lu, Sara Gray, Christopher Hicks, Jonathan Sherbino, Melissa McGowan and Sandra Monteiro

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:100

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  7. Content type: Research article

    One of the most important indicators of the effectiveness of teaching can be the academic achievement of learners, which can be influenced by different factors such as learning methods and individual motivatio...

    Authors: Sakineh Nabizadeh, Sepideh Hajian, Zohre Sheikhan and Fatemeh Rafiei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:99

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A potential concern of formative testing using web-based applications (“apps”) is provision of limited feedback. Adopting a randomised controlled trial in 463 first year (bio) medical students, we explored if ...

    Authors: D. H. J. Thijssen, M. T. E. Hopman, M. T. van Wijngaarden, J. G. J. Hoenderop, R. J. M. Bindels and T. M. H. Eijsvogels

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:97

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Students use mobile devices extensively in their everyday life, and the new technology is adopted in study usage. Since 2013, the University of Helsinki has given new medical and dental students iPads for stud...

    Authors: Eeva Pyörälä, Saana Mäenpää, Leo Heinonen, Daniel Folger, Teemu Masalin and Heikki Hervonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:96

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Structured peer-led tutorial courses are widespread and indispensable teaching methods that relieve teaching staff and contribute to the development of students’ competencies. Nevertheless, despite high genera...

    Authors: Jan Hundertmark, Simone Alvarez, Svetla Loukanova and Jobst-Hendrik Schultz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:95

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Although much has been written about structure and outcomes of medical students’ curricular research projects, less attention has been paid to the expectations on such projects. In order to foster students’ sc...

    Authors: Riitta Möller and Maria Shoshan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:93

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is a critical skill for healthcare practitioners. Minimal longitudinal research has tracked the changes in EI of therapy students over their final full-time clinical placements.

    Authors: Nigel Gribble, Richard K. Ladyshewsky and Richard Parsons

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:90

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is a crucial part of medical education and with on-going digitalisation, video feedback has been increasingly in use. Potentially shameful physician-patient-interactions might particularly benefit fro...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann-Werner, Teresa Loda, Rebecca Erschens, Priska Schneider, Florian Junne, Conor Gilligan, Martin Teufel, Stephan Zipfel and Katharina E. Keifenheim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:88

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Simulation-based learning plays an important role in contemporary medical education, although there are problems providing tutors. Peer-assisted learning has begun being formally adopted in medical education. ...

    Authors: Akira Yamamoto, Mikako Obika, Yasuhiro Mandai, Taku Murakami, Tomoko Miyoshi, Hideo Ino, Hitomi Kataoka and Fumio Otsuka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:87

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The internationalisation of higher level education and the profiles - nationalities, ethnicities and cultural identities - of students who migrate to undertake higher level education programmes in a different ...

    Authors: E. Byrne, R. Brugha and A. McGarvey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:86

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Tajik medical education system is undergoing a complex reform to enhance the transition of the healthcare system from its soviet legacy of emphasizing secondary level care/specialisation to become more fam...

    Authors: Markus Schubiger, Filippo Lechthaler, Mohira Khamidova, Barbara Ann Parfitt, Helen Prytherch, Erik van Twillert and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:85

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  17. Content type: Technical advance

    Healthcare professionals are key informants to support individual behaviour change, and although there has been some progress in empowering clinicians to promote physical activity and health at work, an effect...

    Authors: Michael Brannan, Matteo Bernardotto, Nick Clarke and Justin Varney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:84

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Though pneumatic otoscopy improves accurate diagnosis of ear disease, trainees lack proficiency. We evaluated the effect of three different training techniques on medical students’ subsequent reported use of b...

    Authors: Alanna Higgins Joyce, Maya Raman, Jennifer L. Beaumont, Heather Heiman, Mark Adler and Suzanne M. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:79

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) should be introduced early on in nursing education to develop students’ independence and self-learning ability, there are few such courses for undergraduate nursing stude...

    Authors: Jeong Sook Kim, Mee Ock Gu and HeeKyung Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:71

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Use of the video digital format in the classroom is a common way to present clinical cases to stimulate discussion and increase learning. A simulated live performance with actors, also in the classroom, could ...

    Authors: M. J. Robles, Ramón Miralles, Ascension Esperanza and Mercedes Riera

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:70

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    Medical student wellbeing a consensus statement from Australia and New Zealand outlines recommendations for optimising medical student wellbeing within medical schools in our region. Worldwide, medical schools ...

    Authors: Sandra Kemp, Wendy Hu, Jo Bishop, Kirsty Forrest, Judith N. Hudson, Ian Wilson, Andrew Teodorczuk, Gary D. Rogers, Chris Roberts and Andy Wearn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:69

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Pain assessment and treatment are key factors affecting the quality and safety of care for patients and capabilities related to them are crucial for new nursing staff. Consequently, we developed a multimedia-a...

    Authors: Tsung-Lan Chu, Jeng Wang, Hui-Ling Lin, Hsiu-Fang Lee, Chiu-Tzu Lin, Li-Yu Chieh, Yu-Chih Sung and Yueh-E Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:68

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is usually taught in universities through theoretical lectures and simulations on mannequins with low retention of knowledge and skills. New teaching methodologies have been used ...

    Authors: Sérgio Geraldo Veloso, Gabriel Santos Pereira, Nathália Nascimento Vasconcelos, Maria Helena Senger and Rosa Malena Delbone de Faria

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:67

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The inverted classroom approach is characterized by a primary self-study phase for students followed by an on-site, face-to-face teaching phase that is used to deepen the prior acquired knowledge. Obviously, t...

    Authors: Susanne J. Kühl, Achim Schneider, Hans A. Kestler, Matthias Toberer, Michael Kühl and Martin R. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:64

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Monitoring and management of undergraduate medical education (UME) curricula are crucial contributors to successful medical education. This systematized review explores the different approaches that medical sc...

    Authors: Tahereh Changiz, Nikoo Yamani, Shahram Tofighi, Fatemeh Zoubin and Batool Eghbali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:60

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Suicide is a national public health crisis and a critical patient safety issue. It is the 10th leading cause of death overall and the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults (15–34 yea...

    Authors: Wendi F. Cross, Jennifer C. West, Anthony R. Pisani, Hugh F. Crean, Jessica L. Nielsen, Amanda H. Kay and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:58

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Nurses are responsible for implementing appropriate measures to reduce hospital infections, especially with multidrug resistant bacteria, so nursing students should learn about microbiology. This helps them to...

    Authors: Rika Yano, Torahiko Okubo, Tomoko Shimoda, Junji Matsuo and Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:53

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is a concern that traditional instruction based methods of learning do not adequately prepare students for the challenges of physical therapy practice. Self-directed learning is considered to be the most...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Marjo Maas, Joost van Wijchen, Volcmar Visser and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:50

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    To meet the patients’ needs and to provide adequate health care, students need to be prepared for interprofessional collaborative practice during their undergraduate education. On interprofessional training wa...

    Authors: Johanna Mink, Anika Mitzkat, André L. Mihaljevic, Birgit Trierweiler-Hauke, Burkhard Götsch, Jochen Schmidt, Katja Krug and Cornelia Mahler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:48

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  30. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine whether the Reflective Practice Questionnaire (RPQ) is a reliable measure of reflective capacity and related characteristics in medical students. We also planned to learn how the RPQ cou...

    Authors: Shane L. Rogers, Lynn E. Priddis, Nicole Michels, Michael Tieman and Lon J. Van Winkle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:47

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Chinese dentists are obliged to provide reliable guidance to patients about tooth brushing. However, attitudes and behaviours of Chinese dental students regarding oral health have been insufficient. Traditiona...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Bin Zhang, Mingming Li, Jinfeng He, Tao Hu and Ran Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:44

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Writing multiple choice questions may be a valuable tool for medical education. We asked medical students to generate multiple choice questions and studied its effect on their exams. We hypothesized that stude...

    Authors: Jose Ignacio Herrero, Felipe Lucena and Jorge Quiroga

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:42

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:72

  33. Content type: Correspondence

    This letter serves to respond to the article from the point of view of medical students. It offers critical perspectives on how to take the research further in certain areas and alternatives that can be invest...

    Authors: Omkar Rajesh Deodhar and Jai Mathur

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:38

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:201

  34. Content type: Research article

    The number of resources available to medical students studying a degree in medicine is growing exponentially. In addition to traditional learning resources such as lectures and textbooks, students are increasi...

    Authors: Lucinda Wynter, Annette Burgess, Eszter Kalman, Jack Edward Heron and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:36

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Reliable interpretation of the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) tool is necessary for consistent assessment of physiotherapy students in the clinical setting. However, since the APP was implemented, ...

    Authors: Garry W. Kirwan, Courtney R. Clark and Megan Dalton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:32

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Case-based teaching with real patient cases provides benefit of simulating real-world cognition. However, while clinical practice involves a prospective approach to cases, preclinical instruction typically inv...

    Authors: Sarah Waliany, Wendy Caceres, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Sonoo Thadaney, Noelle Johnstone and Lars Osterberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:31

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decades, the health sector in general has increasingly acknowledged the effectiveness of interprofessional clinical training in enhancing teamwork. In psychiatry, however, knowledge of the benefi...

    Authors: Michael Marcussen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Karen Borgnakke and Sidse Arnfred

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:27

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The educational environment is critical to learning and is determined by social interactions. Trainee satisfaction translates to career commitment, retention and a positive professional attitude as well as bei...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Faith Alele, Carlos Fernando Collares, Carole Reeve, Cees Van der Vleuten, Marcy Holdsworth, Paula Heggarty and Peta-Ann Teague

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:25

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The development and assessment of clinical judgment ability are essential in nursing education. The Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) was shown to be valid in evaluating nursing students’ learning outcom...

    Authors: Fen Yang, Yuncui Wang, Chongming Yang, M Huifang Zhou, Jing Shu, Bei Fu and Hui Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:20

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Establishing a diagnosis is a complex, iterative process involving patient data gathering, integration and interpretation. Premature closure is a fallacious cognitive tendency of closing the diagnostic process...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:18

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Although program directors judge residents’ performance for summative decisions, little is known about how they do this. This study examined what information program directors use and how they value this infor...

    Authors: Marrigje E. Duitsman, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit, Wieke E. van der Goot, Marianne ten Kate-Booij, Jacqueline de Graaf and Debbie A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:13

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Junior doctors lack confidence and competence in handling the critically ill patient including diagnostic skills, decision-making and team working with other health care professionals. Simulation-based trainin...

    Authors: Søren Marker, Marlene Mohr and Doris Østergaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:11

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Several promising studies suggest a positive impact of interactive and media-enriched e-learning resources such as virtual patients (VP) on skill acquisition in pediatric basic life support (PBLS). This study ...

    Authors: Ronny Lehmann, Thomas Lutz, Astrid Helling-Bakki, Sebastian Kummer, Sören Huwendiek and Hans Martin Bosse

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:7

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Understanding students’ learning styles, and modifying teaching styles and material accordingly, is an essential to delivering quality education. Knowing more about the learning styles of physiotherapy learner...

    Authors: Jessica Stander, Karen Grimmer and Yolandi Brink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:2

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Problem-based learning (PBL), a pedagogical approach, is widely accepted in medical education. Manipulated by many factors, the internal motivation of learner is the most crucial determinant that affects the n...

    Authors: Dan Pu, Juhua Ni, Demao Song, Weiguang Zhang, Yuedan Wang, Liling Wu, Xian Wang and Yun Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:1

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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