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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is imperative for ensuring patient safety. Although teaching strategies to enhance EBP knowledge and skills are recommended, recent research indicates that nurses may not be well ...

    Authors: May-Elin T. Horntvedt, Anita Nordsteien, Torbjørg Fermann and Elisabeth Severinsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:172

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A movement to include ultrasound training in undergraduate medical education is slowly taking place. However, many educational institutions are hesitant to include formal ultrasound training as a part of their...

    Authors: Alexandra Mullen, Brendan Kim, Jose Puglisi and Nena Lundgreen Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:169

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Liver recipients may develop various diseases after transplant. However, because of inadequate study of liver transplant during undergraduate education, the quality of post-transplant care provided to these pa...

    Authors: Cheng-Maw Ho, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chi-Chuan Yeh, Yao-Ming Wu, Ming-Chih Ho, Rey-Heng Hu and Po-Huang Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:161

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Role modelling is widely accepted as being a highly influential teaching and learning method in medical education but little attention is given to understanding how students learn from role models. This study foc...

    Authors: Jo Horsburgh and Kate Ippolito

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:156

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication as well as empathy are known to have an important impact on the medical encounter. The aim of the study was to analyze how well final year undergraduate medical s...

    Authors: Daniela Vogel, Marco Meyer and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:157

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Despite the widespread implementation of competency-based education, evidence of ensuing enhanced patient care and cost-benefit remains scarce. This narrative review uses the Kirkpatrick/Phillips model to inve...

    Authors: Claus Hedebo Bisgaard, Sune Leisgaard Mørck Rubak, Svein Aage Rodt, Jens Aage Kølsen Petersen and Peter Musaeus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:154

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Patient-clinician communication training is a core component of the undergraduate medical program. As with all areas of medicine, the best available evidence for teaching these skills should be incorporated in...

    Authors: Rob Sanson-Fisher, Breanne Hobden, Amy Waller, Natalie Dodd and Lucy Boyd

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:151

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Mobile learning (mLearning) devices (such as tablets and smartphones) are increasingly part of the clinical environment but there is a limited and somewhat conflicting literature regarding the impact of such d...

    Authors: Thomas J. G. Chase, Adam Julius, Joht Singh Chandan, Emily Powell, Charles S. Hall, Benedict Lyle Phillips, Ryan Burnett, Deborah Gill and Bimbi Fernando

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:152

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  27. Content type: Research article

    It is unclear whether it is feasible to involve residents in guideline development or adaptation. We designed a multifaceted training program that combines training sessions, a handbook and a documentation too...

    Authors: Nicolas Delvaux, Martine Goossens, Paul Van Royen, Stijn Van de Velde, Robert Vanderstichele, Hanne Cloetens, Jan Vanschoenbeek and Bert Aertgeerts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:148

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The number of internal diseases, disorders and syndromes (IMDDSs) encountered in dental practice is increasing. Dentists report to feel ill prepared by their undergraduate dental training for the management of...

    Authors: Anja Humbert, Petra Schmage and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:149

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Peer training has been identified as a useful tool for delivering undergraduate training in basic life support (BLS) which is fundamental as an initial response in cases of emergency.

    Authors: Fatima Abbas, Bisher Sawaf, Ibrahem Hanafi, Mohammad Younis Hajeer, Mhd Ismael Zakaria, Wafaa Abbas, Fadi Alabdeh and Nazir Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:142

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Self-directed learning (SDL) is defined as learning on one’s own initiative, with the learner having primary responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating the effort. Medical education institutions...

    Authors: Kalyani Premkumar, Elizabeth Vinod, Solomon Sathishkumar, Anna B. Pulimood, Valerie Umaefulam, P. Prasanna Samuel and Tara A. John

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:134

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to review the literature on known barriers and solutions that face educators when developing and implementing online learning programs for medical students and postgraduate trainees.

    Authors: Diane O’Doherty, Marie Dromey, Justan Lougheed, Ailish Hannigan, Jason Last and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:130

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale is among the first scales developed for measurement of attitude towards interprofessional learning (IPL). However, the conceptual framework of the RIPLS still...

    Authors: Cora L. F. Visser, Janneke A. Wilschut, Ulviye Isik, Stéphanie M. E. van der Burgt, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:125

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The students’ conceptions of learning in postgraduate health science master studies are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to compare the factors influencing conceptions of learning in health science...

    Authors: Fernando Campos, Miguel Sola, Antonio Santisteban-Espejo, Ariane Ruyffelaert, Antonio Campos-Sánchez, Ingrid Garzón, Víctor Carriel, Juan de Dios Luna-Del-Castillo, Miguel Ángel Martin-Piedra and Miguel Alaminos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:128

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To assess the clinical impact of a regular, multidisciplinary, video debriefed training intervention for trauma team members on real trauma resuscitations. In addition, attending personnel evaluated the traini...

    Authors: Alexander Knobel, Daniel Overheu, Matthias Gruessing, Ingke Juergensen and Johannes Struewer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:127

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Journal clubs (JC) may increase clinicians’ evidence-based practice (EBP) skills and facilitate evidence uptake in clinical practice, however there is a lack of research into their effectiveness in allied heal...

    Authors: Rachel J. Wenke, Rae Thomas, Ian Hughes and Sharon Mickan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:104

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Transition into higher education has been identified as one of the most stressful periods for learners. Interventions targeting the transition phase such as near- peer mentoring might help address some of thes...

    Authors: Olawunmi Akinla, Pamela Hagan and William Atiomo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:98

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:167

  37. Content type: Research article

    Evaluation of two different self-educational methods (video assisted learning versus video assisted learning plus a nodal point operation primer) on learning laparoscopic suturing and intracorporal knotting.

    Authors: Steffen Axt, Pirmin Storz, Carolin Ehrenberg, Claudius Falch, Marc Immenroth, Andreas Kirschniak and Sven Muller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:85

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is essential for workplace learning. Most papers in this field concern individual feedback. In collectivistic cultures, however, group feedback is common educational practice. This study was conducted to...

    Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Ova Emilia, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:79

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Students on international medical electives face complex ethical issues when undertaking clinical work. The variety of elective destinations and the culturally specific nature of clinical ethical issues sugges...

    Authors: Gemma Bowsher, Laura Parry-Billings, Anna Georgeson and Paula Baraitser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:78

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future was launched in 2013 and one of its primary aims was to conduct a survey of the local learning and teaching of cariology in denti...

    Authors: Sarah L. Raphael, Lyndie A. Foster Page, Matthew S. Hopcraft, Peter J. Dennison, Richard P. Widmer and R. Wendell Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:75

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Team-based learning (TBL) has been adopted as a new medical pedagogical approach in China. However, there are no studies or reviews summarizing the effectiveness of TBL on medical education. This study aims to...

    Authors: Minjian Chen, Chunhui Ni, Yanhui Hu, Meilin Wang, Lu Liu, Xiaoming Ji, Haiyan Chu, Wei Wu, Chuncheng Lu, Shouyu Wang, Shoulin Wang, Liping Zhao, Zhong Li, Huijuan Zhu, Jianming Wang, Yankai Xia…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:77

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  42. Content type: Research article

    While Problem Based Learning (PBL) has long been established internationally, Team-based learning (TBL) is a relatively new pedagogy in medical curricula. Both PBL and TBL are designed to facilitate a learner-...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Tom Ayton and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:74

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Standardized patients (SP) have been successfully utilized in medical education to train students’ communication skills. At the Medical University of Vienna communication training with SPs in psychiatry is a m...

    Authors: Monika Himmelbauer, Tamara Seitz, Charles Seidman and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:72

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  44. Content type: Debate

    The current philosophical debate on empathy entails accounts of theory of mind and simulation as well as a phenomenological opposition. The first focuses on a detached observation of others from a 3rd person p...

    Authors: Florian Schmidsberger and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:69

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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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