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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

    Interprofessional learning is gaining momentum in revolutionizing healthcare education. During the academic year 2015/16, seven undergraduate-entry health and social care programs from two universities in Hong...

    Authors: Lap Ki Chan, Fraide Ganotice Jr, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Chak Sing Lau, Susan M. Bridges, Celia Hoi Yan Chan, Namkiu Chan, Phoebe Wing Lam Chan, Hai Yong Chen, Julie Yun Chen, Jody Kwok Pui Chu, Charlene C. Ho, Jacqueline Mei Chi Ho, Tai Pong Lam, Veronica Suk Fun Lam, Qingyun Li…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:221

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  2. Content type: Research article

    This study combined themes in cardiovascular modelling, clinical cardiology and e-learning to create an on-line environment that would assist undergraduate medical students in understanding key physiological a...

    Authors: David Roy Warriner, Martin Bayley, Yubing Shi, Patricia Victoria Lawford, Andrew Narracott and John Fenner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:220

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Clinical experience is an essential component of nursing education since it provides students with the opportunity to construct and develop clinical competencies. Instructor caring is a pivotal facilitator at ...

    Authors: C. Arrigoni, M. Puci, A. M. Grugnetti, L. Collivasone, E. Fenizia, P. Borrelli, E. Vellone, R. Alvaro, M. Piredda and M. G. De Marinis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:218

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Metaphors in communication can serve to convey individuals’ backgrounds, contexts, experiences, and worldviews. Metaphors used in a health care setting can help achieve consensual communication in professional...

    Authors: Isabel Álvarez, Laia Selva, José Luis Medina and Salvador Sáez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:216

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  5. Content type: Research article

    How medical residents’ experiences with care for dying patients affect their emotional well-being, their learning outcomes, and the formation of their professional identities is not fully understood. We examin...

    Authors: Kazuko Arai, Takuya Saiki, Rintaro Imafuku, Chihiro Kawakami, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:205

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less didactic lecture-based teaching. This creates new challenges and opportunities in how students are best supported with information technol...

    Authors: Duncan Cole, Emma Rengasamy, Shafqat Batchelor, Charles Pope, Stephen Riley and Anne Marie Cunningham

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:201

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Since the introduction of the e-learning electrocardiogram (ECG) course ‘ECG Online’ into the curriculum at the University of Ulm, a small but relatively constant number of students have decided not to partici...

    Authors: Oliver Keis, Claudia Grab, Achim Schneider and Wolfgang Öchsner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:194

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Increasingly, medical students are trained at sites away from the tertiary academic health centre. A growing body of literature identifies the benefits of decentralised clinical training for students, the heal...

    Authors: Marietjie de Villiers, Susan van Schalkwyk, Julia Blitz, Ian Couper, Kalavani Moodley, Zohray Talib and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:196

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although blended learning has the potential to enhance the student experience, both in terms of engagement and flexibility, it can be difficult to effectively restructure existing courses. To achieve these goa...

    Authors: Cristan Herbert, Gary M. Velan, Wendy M. Pryor and Rakesh K. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:197

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic errors occur frequently in daily clinical practice and put patients’ safety at risk. There is an urgent need to improve education on clinical reasoning to reduce diagnostic errors. However, little i...

    Authors: Leah T. Braun, Laura Zwaan, Jan Kiesewetter, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:191

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Quality of supervision is a major predictor for successful PhD projects. A survey showed that almost all PhD students in the Health Sciences in Denmark indicated that good supervision was important for the com...

    Authors: Rie Raffing, Thor Bern Jensen and Hanne Tønnesen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:188

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  12. Content type: Research article

    E-learning involves delivery of education through Information and Communication Technology (ITC) using a wide variety of instructional designs, including synchronous and asynchronous formats. It can be as effe...

    Authors: Sharon Lawn, Xiaojuan Zhi and Andrea Morello

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:183

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A hospital with all its brimming activity constitutes a unique learning environment for medical students. However, to organise high-quality education within this context is a task of great complexity. This pap...

    Authors: Anna Kiessling, Martin Roll and Peter Henriksson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:185

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Clinical teachers in medical schools are faced with the challenging task of delivering high-quality patient care, producing high-impact research and contributing to undergraduate medical education all at the s...

    Authors: S. Schiekirka-Schwake, S. Anders, N. von Steinbüchel, J. C. Becker and T. Raupach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:178

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Adequate estimation and communication of risks is a critical competence of physicians. Due to an evident lack of these competences, effective training addressing risk competence during medical education is nee...

    Authors: C. Spreckelsen and J. Juenger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:177

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  16. Content type: Research article

    An important aspect of virtual patients (VPs), which are interactive computer-based patient scenarios, is authenticity. This includes design aspects, but also how a VP collection represents a patient populatio...

    Authors: M. Urresti-Gundlach, D. Tolks, C. Kiessling, M. Wagner-Menghin, A. Härtl and I. Hege

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:174

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