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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

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  7. Content type: Debate

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing discontent within the health care industry regarding the state of preparedness of graduates to adequately function in a dynamic work environment. It is therefore required of higher education...

    Authors: Julian David Pillay, Fazila Ally and Nalini Govender

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:329

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Deakin’s Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS) is a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) program in Western Victoria. Students undertake a year-long placement in a rural General Practice, many of which als...

    Authors: Jessica Beattie, Marley Binder, Vivienne Ramsbottom and Lara Fuller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:328

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Developing cultural responsiveness among physiotherapists is considered essential to promote quality and equity in healthcare provision for our culturally diverse populations. The aim of this study was to eval...

    Authors: Maxine Te, Felicity Blackstock and Lucy Chipchase

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:326

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The training of neonatal resuscitation is an important part in the clinical teaching of neonatology. This study aimed to identify the educational efficacy of high-fidelity simulation compared with no simulatio...

    Authors: Jichong Huang, Ying Tang, Jun Tang, Jing Shi, Hua Wang, Tao Xiong, Bin Xia, Li Zhang, Yi Qu and Dezhi Mu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:323

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Professional intrapersonal and interpersonal competences (IICs) form an important part of medical expertise but are given little attention during clinical training. In other professional fields such as psychot...

    Authors: Lisa Lombardo, Jan Ehlers and Gabriele Lutz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:317

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Simulation based learning (SBL) has increased in its use to best equip students for clinical practice. Simulations that mirror the complex realities of clinical practice have the potential to induce a range of...

    Authors: Claudia C. Behrens, Diana H. Dolmans, Gerard J. Gormley and Erik W. Driessen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:316

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The authors’ medical school has adopted an inverted classroom model (ICM) for physiology classes. This study aimed to determine students’ learning styles and investigate the relationship between learning style...

    Authors: Rong Wang and Chuanyong Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:315

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  27. Content type: Research article

    We sought to develop a low-fidelity simulation-based curriculum for pediatric residents in Rwanda utilizing either rapid cycle deliberate practice (RCDP) or traditional debriefing, and to determine whether RCD...

    Authors: Samantha L. Rosman, Rosine Nyirasafari, Hippolyte Muhire Bwiza, Christian Umuhoza, Elizabeth A. Camp, Debra L. Weiner and Marideth C. Rus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:314

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, the training of medical laboratory science students has taken place in the laboratory and has been led by academic and pathology experts in a face-to-face context. In recent years, budgetary pre...

    Authors: Rebecca Donkin, Elizabeth Askew and Hollie Stevenson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:310

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Experiential learning through service provides opportunities to nurture and practice empathy. Of growing concern, studies showed significantly decreased empathy scores as students progress through medical scho...

    Authors: DYE Sin, TCT Chew, T. K. Chia, J. S. Ser, A. Sayampanathan and GCH Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:304

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  30. Content type: Research article

    An essential characteristics of clinical education is the need to learn a large number of practical and communication skills along with theoretical knowledge. It is challenging to design learning opportunities...

    Authors: Tahereh Changiz, Nikoo Yamani and Maria Shaterjalali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:292

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was to describe the design, implementation and evaluation of a flipped classroom teaching approach in physiotherapy education. The flipped classroom is a blended learning approach in w...

    Authors: Yngve Røe, Michael Rowe, Nina B. Ødegaard, Hilde Sylliaas and Tone Dahl-Michelsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:291

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  32. Content type: Research article

    With the development of medicine, new teaching methods, such as flipped classroom and problem-based learning (PBL), have received much attention in medical education. However, the implementation of flipped cla...

    Authors: Xiaolei Hu, Hengyan Zhang, Yuan Song, Chenchen Wu, Qingqing Yang, Zhaoming Shi, Xiaomei Zhang and Weidong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:290

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Blended learning has the potential to stimulate effective learning and to facilitate high quality education. For postgraduate health professionals, blended learning is relatively new. For this group we develop...

    Authors: Mirjam Westerlaken, Ingrid Christiaans-Dingelhoff, Renée M. Filius, Bas de Vries, Martine de Bruijne and Marjel van Dam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:289

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  34. Content type: Debate

    The term ‘dyslexia’ refers to a condition that impacts upon reading and writing abilities whilst not altering intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia may have difficulties with the speed and accuracy and their...

    Authors: Sebastian C. K. Shaw, Laura R. Hennessy, Michael Okorie and John L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:277

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Cooperative interdisciplinary patient care is a modern healthcare necessity. While various medical and surgical disciplines have independent educational requirements, a system-wide simulation-based curriculum ...

    Authors: Mark J. Bullard, Sean M. Fox, Catherine M. Wares, Alan C. Heffner, Casey Stephens and Laura Rossi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:276

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The use of simulation technology for skill training and assessment in medical education has progressively increased over the last decade. Nevertheless, the teaching efficacy of most technologies remains to be ...

    Authors: Stella Bernardi, Fabiola Giudici, Maria Fontana Leone, Giulia Zuolo, Stefano Furlotti, Renzo Carretta and Bruno Fabris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:275

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Human morphology is a critical component of dental and medical graduate training. Innovations in basic science teaching methods are needed to keep up with an ever-changing landscape of technology. The purpose ...

    Authors: Szabolcs Felszeghy, Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen, Ali Koskela, Petteri Nieminen, Kai Härkönen, Kaisa M. A. Paldanius, Sami Gabbouj, Kirsi Ketola, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikael Lundin, Tommi Haapaniemi, Erkko Sointu, Eric B. Bauman, Gregory E. Gilbert, David Morton and Anitta Mahonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:273

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The educational beliefs of medical academics influence how they act in class and thus influence student learning. One component of these are beliefs academics hold about the qualities of teachers themselves. T...

    Authors: Marleen W. Ottenhoff- de Jonge, Roeland M. van der Rijst, Neil Gesundheit, Lianne N. van Staveren, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Friedo W. Dekker, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and Anneke W. M. Kramer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:268

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Improved training approaches have the potential to overcome barriers to the use of postpartum intrauterine devices (PPIUDs) in Pakistan, including a shortage of female providers who are able to insert the devi...

    Authors: Zonobia Zafar, Hammad Habib, Adrienne Kols, Fauzia Assad, Enriquito R. Lu and Anne Schuster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:261

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  40. Content type: Research article

    This scoping review aims to gather and map inspiration, ideas and recommendations for teaching evidence-based practice across Professional Bachelor Degree healthcare programmes by mapping literature describing...

    Authors: Camilla Marie Larsen, Anne Seneca Terkelsen, Anne-Marie Fiala Carlsen and Hanne Kaae Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:259

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Education in Japan and other Asian countries advocates the stereotypical passive learning style where students are limited in their breadth of knowledge dismissing anything not imparted by their teachers. With...

    Authors: Omar M. M. Rodis and Rozzano C. Locsin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:256

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Primary care has a significant role in AKI management: two-thirds of AKI originates in the community. Through academic detailing (an evidence-based educational approach) we aimed to implement and measure the e...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Noble, Joanna C. McKinnell, Sue Shaw, Sally Bassett, Lynn Woods, Mufaza Asrar, Nitin V. Kolhe and Nicholas M. Selby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:253

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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