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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. Case-based learning (CBL) is a highly interactive instructional format widely used in medical education. One goal of CBL is to integrate basic biomedical knowledge and its application to concrete patient cases...

    Authors: Martin Gartmeier, Theresa Pfurtscheller, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Marc Grünewald, Janina Häusler, Tina Seidel and Pascal O. Berberat

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:455

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Computerized virtual patients (VP) have spread into many areas of healthcare delivery and medical education. They provide various advantages like flexibility in pace and space of learning, a high degree of tea...

    Authors: Lukas B. Seifert, Octavian Socolan, Robert Sader, Miriam Rüsseler and Jasmina Sterz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:454

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Worldwide there is an increasing emphasis on the importance of primary care. The ministry of health Sri Lanka issued a directive in 2016 that training of doctors in primary care should be strengthened.

    Authors: D. P. Perera, S. S. Withana, K. Mendis, D. V. T. Kasunjith, W. T. S. Jayathilaka and S. Wickramasuriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:444

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The concept of medical leadership (ML) can enhance physicians’ inclusion in efforts for higher quality healthcare. Despite ML’s spiking popularity, only a few countries have built a national taxonomy to facili...

    Authors: Wouter A. Keijser, Henricus J. M. Handgraaf, Liz M. Isfordink, Vincent T. Janmaat, Pieter-Paul A. Vergroesen, Julia M. J. S. Verkade, Sietse Wieringa and Celeste P. M. Wilderom

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:441

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Recent studies have gone to great lengths to differentiate mentoring from teaching, tutoring, role modelling, coaching and supervision in efforts to better understand mentoring processes. This review seeks to eva...

    Authors: Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna, Yaazhini Renganathan, Kuang Teck Tay, Benjamin Jia Xing Tan, Jia Yan Chong, Ann Hui Ching, Kishore Prakash, Nicholas Wei Sheng Quek, Rachel Huidi Peh, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, David C. M. Taylor, Stephen Mason, Ravindran Kanesvaran and Ying Pin Toh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:439

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The aim of this study is to evaluate effectiveness of a new ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Outreach Teaching and Training Program delivered in Muscat, Oman.

    Authors: Nikolaos Vrachnis, Aris T. Papageorghiou, Caterina M. Bilardo, Alfred Abuhamad, Ann Tabor, Titia E. Cohen-Overbeek, Eleni Xilakis, Flora Mates, Sarah P. Johnson and Jon Hyett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:434

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The massification of higher education is often associated with poor student engagement, poor development of their critical thinking, inadequate feedback and poor student throughput. These factors necessitate t...

    Authors: Andrew Ross, Thembelihle Dlungwane and Jacqueline Van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:432

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Continuing education aims at assisting physicians to maintain competency and expose them to emerging issues in their field. Over the last decade, approaches to the delivery of educational content have changed ...

    Authors: M. Bonabi, S. Z. Mohebbi, E. A. Martinez-Mier, T. P. Thyvalikakath and M. R. Khami

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:431

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There is growing recognition of the importance of educating health professional students to enhance their competence in collaborating with individuals from other health professions in the area of global health...

    Authors: Junghee Kim, Hyeonkyeong Lee, In Sook Kim, Tae Wha Lee, Gwang Suk Kim, Eunhee Cho and Kyung Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:429

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Numerous studies have pointed out the need for better training of healthcare professionals in drug-drug interactions management in order to minimize adverse drugs reactions impacts on patients. The aim of this...

    Authors: Roland Lawson, Hélène Géniaux, Serge Bailly, Christelle Pouget, Catherine Fagnère, Marie-Laure Laroche, Jacques Monteil, Jean-Jacques Moreau and Nicolas Picard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:426

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Over-testing of patients is a significant problem in clinical medicine that can be tackled by education. Clinical reasoning learning (CRL) is a potentially relevant method for teaching test ordering and interp...

    Authors: Fares Gouzi, Christophe Hédon, Léo Blervaque, Emilie Passerieux, Nils Kuster, Thierry Pujol, Jacques Mercier and Maurice Hayot

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:424

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Worldwide, problematic test anxiety is a common health problem among medical students. The magnitude of problematic test anxiety ranges from 25 to 40% in undergraduate medical students and has a detrimental ef...

    Authors: Light Tsegay, Shegaye Shumet, Woynabeba Damene, Gebrselassie Gebreegziabhier and Getinet Ayano

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:423

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This study aimed to investigate the benefits and challenges of the flipped classroom combined with team-, case-, lecture- and evidence-based learning (FC-TCLEBL) for ophthalmology teaching for eight-year progr...

    Authors: Chun Ding, Shengguo Li and Baihua Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:419

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Medical student learning experiences should facilitate progressive development of competencies required for practice. Medical school training opportunities have traditionally focused on acquiring medical knowl...

    Authors: Amy Prunuske, BreAnna Houss and Anna Wirta Kosobuski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:417

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Virtual Patients (VPs) may improve cognitive and behavioral skills better than traditional methods do. The aim of this paper was to investigate challenges faced by teachers and students in order to effectively...

    Authors: Eleni Dafli, Ioannis Fountoukidis, Chariklia Hatzisevastou-Loukidou and Panagiotis D Bamidis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:416

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Although various forms of online education are on the rise worldwide, effects of such innovative approach are yet to be validated. This study analyzes whether blended learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CP...

    Authors: Hyunjung Moon and Hye Sun Hyun

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:414

    Content type: Research article

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  17. By learning medical humanities, medical students are expected to shift from handling the diseases only to seeing a whole sick person. Therefore, understanding medical students’ learning process and outcomes of...

    Authors: Yu-Chun Chiu, Jyh-Chong Liang, Hong-Yuan Hsu, Tzong-Shinn Chu, Kuan-Han Lin, Yen-Yuan Chen and Chin-Chung Tsai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:410

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Clinical Microbiology is a core subject in medical undergraduate curricula. However, students struggle to cover the content and clinically contextualise basic microbiology. Our aim was to evaluate student enga...

    Authors: Niall T. Stevens, Killian Holmes, Rachel J. Grainger, Roisín Connolly, Anna-Rose Prior, Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Eoghan O’Neill, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska and Hilary Humphreys

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:408

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Personalised medicine is rapidly changing the clinical environment, especially in regard to the management of cancer. However, for the large part, methods used to educate undergraduate students as future biome...

    Authors: Priska Schoenborn, Richard Osborne, Nick Toms, Karen Johnstone, Chlöe Milsom, Reema Muneer, Michael A. Jarvis and Robert Belshaw

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:407

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. There is increasing acknowledgment that medical training is stressful for students and can impact their well-being. An important aspect of this is self-determination and basic psychological need satisfaction. ...

    Authors: Adam Neufeld and Greg Malin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:405

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Finding the best way to facilitate student learning in clinical practice can be challenging for clinical supervisors. While high levels of trust might jeopardize patient safety, low trust might hinder student ...

    Authors: Pernilla Lundh, Per J. Palmgren and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:404

    Content type: Research article

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  22. As far back as 1995, the Cape Town Declaration on training Africa’s future doctor recognized the need for medical schools to adopt active-learning strategies in order to nurture holistic development of the doc...

    Authors: Charles Okot Odongo and Kristina Talbert-Slagle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:403

    Content type: Debate

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  23. Students’ perception of the educational setting is an important source for improving and applying changes to the educational environment. In this study, we reassessed undergraduate students’ perception of the ...

    Authors: Hamid Bakhshialiabad, Golnaz Bakhshi, Zahra Hashemi, Amirhosein Bakhshi and Faroukh Abazari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:397

    Content type: Research article

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  24. With increasing numbers of people in the UK living with dementia, the provision of good quality person-centred care that meets the often complex needs of this population is required. Given the majority of peop...

    Authors: Cara Sass, Natasha Burnley, Michelle Drury, Jan Oyebode and Claire Surr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:393

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Genetic testing rapidly penetrates into all medical specialties and medical students must acquire skills in this area. However, many of them consider it difficult. Furthermore, many find these topics less appe...

    Authors: Kamila Prochazkova, Petr Novotny, Miroslava Hancarova, Darina Prchalova and Zdenek Sedlacek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:390

    Content type: Technical advance

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  26. Examinees often believe that changing answers will lower their scores; however, empirical studies suggest that allowing examinees to change responses may improve their performance in classroom assessments. To ...

    Authors: Wenli Ouyang, Polina Harik, Brian E. Clauser and Miguel A. Paniagua

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:389

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Medical education in China is in a transitional period, from passive learning models to experiential education. We modified an experiential education method for radiology education. The aim of this study is to...

    Authors: Yingqian Chen, Keguo Zheng, Shanshan Ye, Jifei Wang, Ling Xu, Ziping Li, Quanfei Meng, Jianyong Yang and Shi-Ting Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:383

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Learning environment is an important base for learning processes of students and for preferences of future workplaces. It is considered as an essential factor in determining the success of an effective curricu...

    Authors: Erina Shrestha, Ram Sharan Mehta, Gayanand Mandal, Kriti Chaudhary and Nirmala Pradhan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:382

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In postgraduate medical education, program directors are in the lead of educational change within clinical teaching teams. As change is part of a social process, it is important to not only focus on the progra...

    Authors: L. Bank, M. Jippes, T. R. van Rossum, C. den Rooyen, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and F. Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:377

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The use of mobile devices such as tablets and laptops by students to support their learning is now ubiquitous. The clinical setting is an environment, which lends itself to the use of mobile devices as student...

    Authors: Eric Clarke, Jane Burns, Catherine Bruen, Martina Crehan, Erica Smyth and Teresa Pawlikowska

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:376

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Rapid changes in medical practice have a large impact on the demands faced by educators in preparing students for future participation in a multifaceted healthcare workforce. Competencies required by today’s m...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Inam Haq, Jane Bleasel, Chris Roberts, Roger Garsia, Nicholas Randal and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:369

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Radiology integration into medical anatomy courses is well established, but there is a paucity of literature on integrating virtual dissection into cadaveric dissection laboratories. Virtual dissection is the ...

    Authors: Kathryn E. Darras, Rebecca Spouge, Rose Hatala, Savvas Nicolaou, Jeff Hu, Anne Worthington, Claudia Krebs and Bruce B. Forster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:366

    Content type: Technical advance

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  33. The use of pimping as a method of teaching is widespread in the clinical phase of medical education. In this paper we consider pimping’s colloquial meanings and discuss how it was introduced into the language of ...

    Authors: David R. Chen and Kelsey C. Priest

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:345

    Content type: Debate

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  34. Lectures are one of the most common teaching methods in medical education. Didactic lectures were perceived by the students as the least effective method. Teaching methods that encourage self-directed learning...

    Authors: Nouralsalhin Abdalhamid Alaagib, Omer Abdelaziz Musa and Amal Mahmoud Saeed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:365

    Content type: Research article

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  35. We report the implementation of a large-scale simulation-based cardiovascular diagnostics course for undergraduate medical students.

    Authors: Dimitri Arangalage, Jérémie Abtan, Jean Gaschignard, Pierre-François Ceccaldi, Sid-Ahmed Remini, Isabelle Etienne, Philippe Ruszniewski, Patrick Plaisance, Victoire De Lastours, Agnès Lefort and Albert Faye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:361

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Training health professional students in teamwork is recognized as an important step to create interprofessional collaboration in the clinical workplace. Interprofessional problem-based learning (PBL) is one l...

    Authors: Endang Lestari, Renée E. Stalmeijer, Doni Widyandana and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:360

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Endoscopic ear surgery is gaining increasing popularity and has an important impact on teaching middle ear anatomy and basic surgical skills among residents and fellows. Due to the wide-angled views offered, t...

    Authors: Lukas Anschuetz, Daniel Stricker, Abraam Yacoub, Wilhelm Wimmer, Marco Caversaccio and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:357

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Open Online Courses (OOCs) are increasingly presented as a possible solution to the many challenges of higher education. However, there is currently little evidence available to support decisions around the us...

    Authors: Michael Rowe, Christian R. Osadnik, Shane Pritchard and Stephen Maloney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:356

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Peer-assisted learning (PAL) is a common teaching and learning method in medical education worldwide. In the setting of skills laboratories (skills labs), student tutors are often employed as an equivalent alt...

    Authors: T. J. Bugaj, M. Blohm, C. Schmid, N. Koehl, J. Huber, D. Huhn, W. Herzog, M. Krautter and C. Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:353

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Immune function and dysfunction are highly complex basic science concepts introduced in the preclinical medical school curriculum. A challenge for early learners is connecting the intricate details and concept...

    Authors: Marie Cavuoto Petrizzo, Maria-Louise Barilla-LaBarca, Youn Seon Lim, Artemio M. Jongco, Michael Cassara, James Anglim and Joel N.H. Stern

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:352

    Content type: Research article

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  41. This study sought to examine the awareness/perception of intercultural competence and institutional intercultural inclusiveness among first year students at an Australian medical school over four consecutive y...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Simone Ross and Mary D. Adu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:346

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Masters-level education is a key pathway of professional development for healthcare practitioners. Whilst there is evidence that Masters-level education leads to career enhancement, it is unclear how the progr...

    Authors: Mohammad Madi, Hayat Hamzeh, Mark Griffiths, Alison Rushton and Nicola R. Heneghan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:340

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Effective doctor-patient communication (DPC) is important to improve the quality of care and treatment outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a modified DPC training programme designed for...

    Authors: Song Bai, Bin Wu, Zichuan Yao, Xianqing Zhu, Yunzhong Jiang, Qing Chang, Xue Bai and Tong Tong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:338

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Non-technical skills (NTS) are known to have a positive impact on quality of medical care. The team performance enhancing behaviour, as an example for NTS, is termed “Collective Orientation” (CO). In this stud...

    Authors: Hendrik Eismann, Thomas Palmaers, Svetlozar Tsvetanov, Vera Hagemann and Markus Flentje

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:337

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Debriefing is a critical component to promote effective learning during simulation-based training. Traditionally, debriefing is provided only after the end of a scenario. A possible alternative is to debrief s...

    Authors: Patrick Schober, Kay R. J. Kistemaker, Fereshte Sijani, Lothar A. Schwarte, Dick van Groeningen and Ralf Krage

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:334

    Content type: Research article

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