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BMC Medical Education

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

    Driving licensing jurisdictions require detailed assessments of fitness-to-drive from occupational therapy driver assessors (OTDAs). We developed decision training based on the recommendations of expert OTDAs,...

    Authors: Priscilla Harries, Carolyn Unsworth, Hulya Gokalp, Miranda Davies, Christopher Tomlinson and Luke Harries

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:27

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Collaborative learning facilitates reflection, diversifies understanding and stimulates skills of critical and higher-order thinking. Although the benefits of collaborative learning have long been recognized, ...

    Authors: Mohammed Saqr, Uno Fors and Matti Tedre

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:24

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In postgraduate training, there is a need to continuously assess the learning and working conditions to optimize learning. Students or trainees respond to the learning climate as they perceive it. The Dutch Re...

    Authors: Jaime L. Pacifico, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Erlyn A. Sana and Sylvia Heeneman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:22

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centered care has been one of the most frequently discussed principles in medical practice. However, there is a serious concern that the patient-centered attitudes of physicians diminish over the cours...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa, Daisuke Son, Masato Eto, Kiyoshi Kitamura and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:20

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  5. Content type: Research article

    By identifying medical students’ learning approaches and the factors that influence students’ learning approaches, medical schools and health care institutions are better equipped to intervene and optimize the...

    Authors: Sonali Prashant Chonkar, Tam Cam Ha, Sarah Shan Hang Chu, Ada Xinhui Ng, Melissa Li Shan Lim, Tat Xin Ee, Mor Jack Ng and Kok Hian Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Educational environment is a strong determinant of student satisfaction and achievement. The learning environments of medical students on clinical placements are busy workplaces, composed of many variables. Th...

    Authors: Sarah Hyde, Ailish Hannigan, Tim Dornan and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:7

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Emergency departments (EDs) offer a variety of learning opportunities for undergraduate medical students. It is however, difficult to evaluate whether they are receiving recommended training during their emerg...

    Authors: Sami Shaban, Arif Alper Cevik, Mustafa Emin Canakci, Caglar Kuas, Margret El Zubeir and Fikri Abu-Zidan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:8

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Perception of pressure to conform prevents learners from actively participating in educational encounters. We expected that residents would report experiencing different amounts of pressure to conform in a var...

    Authors: Jan Grendar, Tanya Beran and Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:4

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Medical students may not be able to identify the essential elements of situational awareness (SA) necessary for clinical reasoning. Recent studies suggest that students have little insight into cognitive proce...

    Authors: Markus A. Fischer, Kieran M. Kennedy, Steven Durning, Marlies P. Schijven, Jean Ker, Paul O’Connor, Eva Doherty and Thomas J. B. Kropmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:262

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite guidelines and campaigns to change prescribing behavior, General Practitioners (GPs) continue to overprescribe benzodiazepines (BZDs). New approaches to improve prescribing are needed. Using behavior c...

    Authors: Hanne Creupelandt, Sibyl Anthierens, Hilde Habraken, Tom Declercq, Coral Sirdifield, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena and Thierry Christiaens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:259

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Medical Schools are challenged to improve palliative care education and to find ways to introduce and nurture attitudes and behaviours such as empathy, patient-centred care and wholistic care. This paper descr...

    Authors: Carlos Centeno, Carole Robinson, Antonio Noguera-Tejedor, María Arantzamendi, Fernando Echarri and José Pereira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:257

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In an integrated curriculum, multiple instructors take part in a course in the form of team teaching. Accordingly, medical schools strive to manage each course run by numerous instructors. As part of the curri...

    Authors: Jung Eun Hwang, Na Jin Kim, Meiying Song, Yinji Cui, Eun Ju Kim, In Ae Park, Hye In Lee, Hye Jin Gong and Su Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:252

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Medical simulators offer an invaluable educational resource for medical trainees. However, owing to cost and portability restrictions, they have traditionally been limited to simulation centres. With the adven...

    Authors: Richard D. Bartlett, Dina Radenkovic, Stefan Mitrasinovic, Andrew Cole, Iva Pavkovic, Peyton Cheong Phey Denn, Mahrukh Hussain, Magdalena Kogler, Natalia Koutsopodioti, Wasima Uddin, Ivan Beckley, Hana Abubakar, Deborah Gill and Daron Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:247

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, medical schools have long used a variety of approaches to develop hybrid Problem based learning (PBL) curricula. However, Team-based learning (TBL), has gained recent popularity in medical edu...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:243

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The need for developing healthcare professional students’ peer teaching skills is widely acknowledged, and a number of discipline-based peer teacher training programs have been previously reported. However, a ...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Christie van Diggele and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:239

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Health profession learners can foster clinical reasoning by studying worked examples presenting fully worked out solutions to a clinical problem. It is possible to improve the learning effect of these worked e...

    Authors: Katherine Montpetit-Tourangeau, Joseph-Omer Dyer, Anne Hudon, Monica Windsor, Bernard Charlin, Sílvia Mamede and Tamara van Gog

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:238

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  17. Content type: Research article

    South African (SA) paediatric interns (recently qualified medical graduates) work in a high disease burdened and resource deficient environment for two years, prior to independent practice. Perceptions of this...

    Authors: Kimesh L. Naidoo, Jacqueline M. Van Wyk and Miriam Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:235

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A key challenge clinicians face when considering differential diagnoses is whether the patient data have been adequately collected. Insufficient data may inadvertently lead to premature closure of the diagnost...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:234

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    960,678 downloads
    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions

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