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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Content type: Research article

    Residents face demanding situations on the job and have been found to perceive high levels of strain. Medical students also reported a high degree of strain and even depressive tendencies when entering their c...

    Authors: Sophie Fürstenberg, Sarah Prediger, Martina Kadmon, Pascal O. Berberat and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:322

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  23. Content type: Research article

    According to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residents “should participate in scholarly activity.” The development of a sustainable, successful resident scholarship program is a diffic...

    Authors: William Wood, Jonathan McCollum, Promil Kukreja, Imelda L. Vetter, Charity J. Morgan, Ana Hossein Zadeh Maleki and Lee Ann Riesenberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:318

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, the clinical training of health professionals has been located in central academic hospitals. This is changing. As academic institutions explore ways to produce a health workforce that meets the...

    Authors: Susan van Schalkwyk, Julia Blitz, Ian Couper, Marietjie de Villiers, Guin Lourens, Jana Muller and Ben van Heerden

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:311

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  25. Content type: Research article

    A substantial proportion of healthcare professionals have inadequate understanding of traditional and complementary medicine and often consider their use inappropriate.

    Authors: Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Gervase Tusabe, Christopher Orach Garimoi and Sunita Vohra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:310

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Designers of undergraduate medical education (UME) need to address the exponentially expanding volume and variability of scientific knowledge, where by didactic teaching techniques need to be augmented by inno...

    Authors: Yajnavalka Banerjee, Aida J. Azar, Christopher Tuffnell, Peter J. Lansberg, Riad Bayoumi and David Davis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:304

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Physicians in training must achieve a high degree of proficiency in performing physical examinations and must strive to become experts in the field. Concerns are emerging about physicians’ abilities to perform...

    Authors: Melissa Rousseau, Karen D. Könings and Claire Touchie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:302

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The use of simulation in medical education has been widely accepted. There are different types of medical simulators that vary in both accuracy to emulate the real world (fidelity) and cost of development or a...

    Authors: Andrés Isaza-Restrepo, María Teresa Gómez, Gary Cifuentes and Arturo Argüello

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:297

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Operating room (OR) metrics are frequently cited when optimizing cost efficacy and quality of care (Weiss et al, Characteristics of operating room procedures in U.S. hospitals, 2011: Statistical brief #170, 20...

    Authors: Christopher Ryan Hoffman, Michael Stuart Green, Jasmine Liu, Usama Iqbal and Kirtanaa Voralu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:295

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Tracheal intubation (TI) is a key medical skill used by anesthesiologists and critical care physicians in airway management in operating rooms and critical care units. An objective assessment of dexterity in T...

    Authors: Yousuke Sakakura, Masataka Kamei, Ryota Sakamoto, Hideyuki Morii, Asami Itoh-Masui, Eiji Kawamoto, Hiroshi Imai, Masayuki Miyabe and Motomu Shimaoka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:293

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Dental trainees have various clinical experiences during their internships and they grow by experiencing success and failure. When looking back on an event, it is not apparent which experiences result in more ...

    Authors: Taiji Obayashi, Takayuki Oto, Yukiko Nagatani, Norihiro Taguchi, Hiroyuki Kawaguchi and Tetsuji Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:292

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Learning style refers to the unique ways an individual processes and retains new information and skills. In this study, we aimed to identify the learning styles of Turkish physiotherapy students and investigat...

    Authors: Nursen İlçin, Murat Tomruk, Sevgi Sevi Yeşilyaprak, Didem Karadibak and Sema Savcı

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:291

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Society demands a university education grounded on ethical principles. Education in ethics values is responsibility of universities but will not be viable unless also adopted by directly responsible agents, the.....

    Authors: Asunción Hernando, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Marta Lopez del Hierro, Nieves Martínez-Alsina, Raquel Diaz-Meco, Maria José Busto, Noa Lola Martiañez and Gustavo González-Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:289

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Adequate information-provision forms a crucial component of optimal cancer care. However, information-provision is particularly challenging in an oncology setting. It is therefore imperative to help oncologica...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Sandra van Dulmen, Marie José Kersten, Noor Christoph, Robert L. Hulsman and Ellen Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:220

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy is the most widely used instrument to measure empathy in the doctor-patient relationship. This work pursued cultural adaptation and validation of the original scale, in...

    Authors: José M. Blanco, Fernando Caballero, Fernando J. García, Fernando Lorenzo and Diana Monge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:209

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Digital stories are short videos that combine stand-alone and first-person narratives with multimedia. This systematic review examined the contexts and purposes for using digital storytelling in health profess...

    Authors: Katherine A. Moreau, Kaylee Eady, Lindsey Sikora and Tanya Horsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:208

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Blended learning (BL) is a learning innovation that applies the concept of face-to-face learning and online learning. However, examples of these innovations are still limited in the teaching of postgraduate ed...

    Authors: Hani Salim, Ping Yein Lee, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Siew Mooi Ching, Hanifatiyah Ali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Maliza Mawardi, Puteri Shanaz Jahn Kassim and Dayangku Hayaty Awang Dzulkarnain

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:206

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Although patient safety is becoming widely taught in medical schools, its effect has been less rigorously evaluated. We describe a multicentre study to evaluate student changes in patient safety attitudes usin...

    Authors: Kim Oates, Ian Wilson, Wendy Hu, Ben Walker, Amanda Nagle and Janice Wiley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:205

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Medical students facing high-stakes exams want study resources that have a direct relationship with their assessments. At the same time, they need to develop the skills to think analytically about complex clin...

    Authors: Rebecca Grainger, Wei Dai, Emma Osborne and Diane Kenwright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:201

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Peer-assisted learning (PAL) increasingly features within medical school curricula. While there is evidence of its effectiveness, less is known about how it promotes learning. Cognitive and social congruence betw...

    Authors: Shameena Tamachi, James A. Giles, Tim Dornan and Elspeth J. R. Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:197

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Nursing education in Iran has conventionally focused on lecture-based strategies. Improvements in teaching and learning over the years have led to an expansion of the pedagogies available to educators. Likewis...

    Authors: Mohsen Salari, Amrollah Roozbehi, Abdolvahed Zarifi and Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:195

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  42. Content type: Research article

    There are two parts included in traditional imaging diagnosis teaching: theoretical lessons and experimental lessons. Most of the time, the experimental lesson is a review of the theoretical lesson. The teache...

    Authors: Jun-Yan Yue, Jie Chen, Wen-Guang Dou, Chang-Hua Liang, Qing-Wu Wu, Yi-Yong Ma, Zhi-Ping Zhu, Mei-Xia Li and Yan-Long Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:183

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  43. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to assess, using subjective (self-assessment) and objective (MCQ) methods, the efficacy of using heart models with ventricular septal defect lesions produced with three-dimensional printing t...

    Authors: Wei Su, Yunbin Xiao, Siping He, Peng Huang and Xicheng Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:178

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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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