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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. During their medical training, medical students aim to master communication skills and professionalism competencies to foster the best possible patient-physician relationship. This is especially evident when d...

    Authors: B. Manuel, M. Valcke, I. Keygnaert and K. Roelens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Simulation based medical education is efficient for the acquisition of flexible bronchoscopy navigational skills and the knowledge of the tracheobronchial anatomy. However, bronchoscopy simulator training is n...

    Authors: Anke Schertel, Thomas Geiser and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:123

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Despite the great development of smart phone programs and applications, and the wide-spread of these devices among students, their use for the educational purposes remains weak. The study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Nissreen Nugud Mergany, Alam-Elhuda Dafalla and Elhadi Awooda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Professional education cannot keep pace with the rapid advancements of knowledge in today’s society. But it can develop professionals who can. ‘Preparation for future learning’ (PFL) has been conceptualized as...

    Authors: Julian C. Manzone, Maria Mylopoulos, Charlotte Ringsted and Ryan Brydges

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:102

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Social context guides care; stories sustain meaning; neither is routinely prioritized in residency training. Healing Through History (HTH) is a social medicine consultation curriculum integrating social determ...

    Authors: Joel Bradley, David Styren, Abigail LaPlante, John Howe, Sienna R. Craig and Emily Cohen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Ongoing developments in medical education recognize the move to curricula that support self-regulated learning processes, skills of thinking, and the ability to adapt and navigate uncertain situations as much ...

    Authors: Douglas McHugh, Andrew J. Yanik and Michael R. Mancini

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Standardized training allows more physicians to master otoendoscopic surgery. However, the lecture-based learning (LBL) applied in otoendoscopy teaching may not be conducive to training students in clinical th...

    Authors: Fanqin Wei, Qiyang Sun, Zili Qin, Huiwen Zhuang, Guangli Jiang and Xuan Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The illness script method employs a theoretical outline (e.g., epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, interventions) to clarify how clinicians organized medical knowledge for clin...

    Authors: Mana Moghadami, Mitra Amini, Mohsen Moghadami, Bhavin Dalal and Bernard Charlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:87

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Teaching cybercivility requires thoughtful attention to curriculum development and content delivery. Theories, models, and conceptual and theoretical frameworks (hereafter “tools”) provide useful foundations f...

    Authors: Jennie C. DE GAGNE, Paula D. KOPPEL, Sang Suk KIM, Hyeyoung K. PARK and Sharron RUSHTON

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A flipped classroom with team-based learning is a blended educational strategy that guides active learning inside and outside the classroom. This study aimed to verify the effects of this innovative blended ed...

    Authors: Hee Young Kang and Hae Ran Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Participants in two recent National Academy of Medicine workshops identified a need for more multi-disciplinary professionals on teams to assist oncology clinicians in precision oncology.

    Authors: Srikar Chamala, Heather T. D. Maness, Lisa Brown, C. Brooke Adams, Jatinder K. Lamba and Christopher R. Cogle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:75

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Paramedics are authorised to perform emergency procedures, including trauma assessment according to global standards. The aim of the study was to answer the question whether the use of cadavers in teaching pra...

    Authors: Piotr Leszczyński, Bożena Muraczyńska, Arkadiusz Wejnarski, Bożena Baczewska, Maria Malm and Bartłomiej Drop

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Empathy levels decline through medical training. This has been associated with poor patient and physician outcomes, and strategies to combat this decline are increasingly recognized as critical aspects of medi...

    Authors: Travis Sutherland, Dorothy Choi and Catherine Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:66

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Physicians are in a position of great influence to advocate for health equity. As such, it is important for physicians-in-training to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil this role. Although va...

    Authors: Mitesh Patel, Devon Aitken, Yunlin Xue, Sanjeev Sockalingam and Alexander Simpson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:65

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Motor learning (ML) science is foundational for physical therapy. However, multiple sources of evidence have indicated a science-practice gap. Clinicians report low self-efficacy with ML concepts and indicate ...

    Authors: Daniela V. Vaz, Erica M. R. Ferreira, Giulia B. Palma, Osnat Atun-Einy, Michal Kafri and Fabiane R. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:62

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Writing is a useful learning activity that promotes higher-order thinking, but there are limited studies that prove its effectiveness. In previous research, researchers tested the effect of summary writing on ...

    Authors: Songeui Kim, Ji Won Yang, Jaeseo Lim, Seunghee Lee, Jungjoon Ihm and Jooyong Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:61

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Simulation training is an essential criterion for medical staff. The majority of residents are trained in operating room crisis management (ORCM), but only a few pre-clinical anesthesia undergraduate students ...

    Authors: Peng Gao, Chenyu Wang, Shijia Liu, Kevin C. Tran and Qingping Wen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:60

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The peripheral venous catheter is the most frequently used medical device in hospital care to administer intravenous treatment or to take blood samples by introducing a catheter into a vein. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Christian Collet, Mahmoud El Hajj, Rawad Chaker, Bernard Bui-Xuan, Jean-Jacques Lehot and Nady Hoyek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:59

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Reflective practice is a key skill for healthcare professionals. E-learning programmes have the potential to develop reflective practice in remote settings and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where a...

    Authors: Mia Prosser, Thomas Stephenson, Jai Mathur, Hanieh Enayati, Abdirasak Kadie, Manal Mohamed Abdi, Jibril I. M. Handuleh and Roxanne C. Keynejad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Digital learning designs have the potential to support teaching and learning within higher education. However, the research on digital learning designs within physiotherapy education is limited. This study aim...

    Authors: Nina Bjerketveit Ødegaard, Hilde Tinderholt Myrhaug, Tone Dahl-Michelsen and Yngve Røe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:48

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Evidence-based practice is an important component of pre-service professional learning in medicine and allied health degrees, including new programmes in paramedicine. Despite substantial interest in this area...

    Authors: Anna Wilson, Susan Howitt, Adele Holloway, Anne-Marie Williams and Denise Higgins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:45

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Despite the known benefits of active learning (AL), the predominate educational format in higher education is the lecture. The reasons for slow adaptation of AL in medical education are not well understood. Th...

    Authors: Brenda A. Bucklin, Nancy L. Asdigian, Joy L. Hawkins and Ulrich Klein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:44

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Pre-clerkship medical curriculums consist of a series of organ system-based courses and lectures but often lack an integration between organ systems. Such integration could be beneficial for clerkship years an...

    Authors: Kasiphak Kaikaew, Sarocha Vivatvakin, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Weerapat Kositanurit, Sekh Thanprasertsuk and Onanong Kulaputana

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:43

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Fundoscopy outside ophthalmology is in decline, and the technical demands of the traditional direct ophthalmoscope examination are likely contributing. Alternative fundoscopy technologies are increasingly avai...

    Authors: H. P. Dunn, C. J. Kang, S. Marks, J. L. Witherow, S. M. Dunn, P. R. Healey and A. J. White

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:41

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Africa’s economic transformation relies on a radical transformation of its higher education institutions. The establishment of regional higher education Centres of Excellence (CoE) across Africa through a Worl...

    Authors: Abebaw Fekadu, Claire Oppenheim, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Corey Nislow, Yimtubezinash Woldeamanuel, Asrat Hailu, Anteneh Belete, Dawit Wondimagegn, Charlotte Hanlon, Tsige Gebremariam, Asha Collins, Christopher J. Larson, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Eleni Aklilu, Adamson S. Muula, Sabina Mugus…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:36

    Content type: Technical advance

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:97

  26. Several studies have shown that conceptions of teachers on teaching and learning can influence the teaching practices and behavior in higher education. This association is also found in undergraduate medical e...

    Authors: Jaime L. Pacifico, Walther van Mook, Jeroen Donkers, Johanna C. G. Jacobs, Cees van der Vleuten and Sylvia Heeneman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:32

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Over the last decade, the use of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) has rapidly expanded and diversified. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a growing demand for distance and online learning strategies to s...

    Authors: Fiona Osborne, Miles Harrison, James Fisher and Belinda Bateman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:15

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has necessitated a sudden transition to remote learning in medical schools. We aimed to assess perceptions of remote learning among pre-clinical medical student...

    Authors: Bita Shahrvini, Sally L. Baxter, Charles S. Coffey, Bridget V. MacDonald and Lina Lander

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:13

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Delivery of medical ethics education is complex due to various reasons, compounded by the context-dependent nature of the content. The scarcity of relevant resources in the contexts of some developing countrie...

    Authors: Muhammad Shahid Shamim, Adrienne Torda, Lubna A. Baig, Nadeem Zubairi and Chinthaka Balasooriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:9

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Makerere University implemented a One Health Institute (OHI) in 2016 involving undergraduate students selected from different disciplines. The students were first taken through theoretical principles of One He...

    Authors: Esther Buregyeya, Edwinah Atusingwize, Peninah Nsamba, Christine Nalwadda, Jimmy Osuret, Patrick Kalibala, Ronald Nuwamanya, Samuel Okech, Tonny Ssekamatte, Sarah Nitumusiima, Timothy Wakabi, Winnie Bikaako, Agnes Yawe, Irene Naigaga, Juvenal Kagarama, John David Kabasa…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:5

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Ultrasound education is propagated already during medical school due to its diagnostic importance. Courses are usually supervised by experienced faculty staff (FS) with patient bedside examinations or students...

    Authors: Christine Eimer, Max Duschek, Andreas Emanuel Jung, Günther Zick, Amke Caliebe, Matthias Lindner, Norbert Weiler and Gunnar Elke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:512

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The transition from upper secondary to higher education and from higher education to professional practice requires that students adapt to new literacy practices, academic and professional. However, there is a...

    Authors: Viveca Lindberg, Sofia Louca Jounger, Maria Christidis and Nikolaos Christidis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Cost-effective methods to facilitate practical medical education are in high demand and the “mixed-reality” (MR) technology seems suitable to provide students with instructions when learning a new practical ta...

    Authors: D. S. Schoeb, J. Schwarz, S. Hein, D. Schlager, P. F. Pohlmann, A. Frankenschmidt, C. Gratzke and A. Miernik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:510

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Gender discrimination (GD) and sexual harassment (SH) occur at all academic institutions worldwide. Medical students report high prevalence of GD and SH, which may negatively affect their education and health....

    Authors: Marta A. Kisiel, Sofia Kühner, Karin Stolare, Erik Lampa, Martin Wohlin, Nina Johnston and Anna Rask-Andersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:503

    Content type: Research article

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  35. PASS is a peer-led structured academic mentoring program designed to provide academic assistance for new students in their transition from college to university studies and also for students struggling in cert...

    Authors: Mohd Syameer Firdaus Mohd Shafiaai, Amudha Kadirvelu and Narendra Pamidi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:494

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Consistent formative feedback is cornerstone to competency-by-design programs and evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning processes. There has been no published research investigating feedback from ...

    Authors: Krista C. Ritchie, Ana Sjaus, Allana Munro and Ronald B. George

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:493

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as empathy are central to patient-doctor interactions and have been associated with patients’ satisfaction. Non-verbal communication tends to override verbal messag...

    Authors: Cristina Bagacean, Ianis Cousin, Anne-Helene Ubertini, Mohamed El Yacoubi El Idrissi, Anne Bordron, Lolita Mercadie, Leonor Canales Garcia, Jean-Christophe Ianotto, Philine De Vries and Christian Berthou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:491

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Most medical students lack confidence and are unable to accurately interpret ECGs. Thus, better methods of ECG instruction are being sought. Current literature indicates that the use of e-learning for ECG anal...

    Authors: Charle André Viljoen, Rob Scott Millar, Kathryn Manning and Vanessa Celeste Burch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:488

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Active learning is defined as any instructional method that engages students in the learning process. Cultural differences in learning patterns can play an important role in engagement with active learning. We...

    Authors: Chien-Da Huang, Hsu-Min Tseng, Chang-Chyi Jenq and Liang-Shiou Ou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Arts exposure is associated with positive psychological constructs. To date, no randomized, controlled studies have integrated art into clinical medical education or measured its effects on positive psychologi...

    Authors: Garth W. Strohbehn, Stephanie J. K. Hoffman, Molly Tokaz, Nathan Houchens, Ruth Slavin, Suzanne Winter, Martha Quinn, David Ratz, Sanjay Saint, Vineet Chopra and Joel D. Howell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:481

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In the current wave of educational reforms, understanding teaching styles of medical faculty can help modify instructional strategies for effective teaching. Few studies have probed distinctive teaching styles...

    Authors: Nihar Ranjan Dash, Salman Yousuf Guraya, Mohammad Tahseen Al Bataineh, Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla, Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Mona Faisal Al-Qahtani, Walther N. K. A. van Mook, Muhammad Saeed Shafi, Hamdi Hameed Almaramhy and Wail Nuri Osman Mukhtar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:480

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Understanding the origin and evolution of education of pharmacists is important for practice and health system reforms. In Ghana, education of pharmacists started in the 1880s with the training of dispensers i...

    Authors: Augustina Koduah, Irene Kretchy, Reginald Sekyi-Brown, Michelle Asiedu-Danso, Thelma Ohene-Agyei and Mahama Duwiejua

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:475

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The doctor-patient relationship in China has deteriorated in recent years, and poor doctor-patient communication is one of the main reasons. How to effectively carry out doctor-patient communication training o...

    Authors: Yinan Jiang, Lili Shi, Jinya Cao, Liming Zhu, Yue Sha, Tao Li, Xiaohong Ning, Xia Hong, Xiaoyan Dai and Jing Wei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:473

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The quality of medical education is a key factor. The fact that mostly physicians teach tomorrow’s physicians without acquiring pedagogical skills before becoming a teacher is a cause of concern. In Hungary, w...

    Authors: Zsuzsanna Varga, Zsuzsanna Pótó, László Czopf and Zsuzsanna Füzesi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:472

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Simulation-based education (SBE) has many benefits for learners, but costs can limit embedding SBE in health professional curricula. Peer simulation involves students portraying patient roles, and may reduce c...

    Authors: Shane A. Pritchard, Jennifer L. Keating, Debra Nestel and Felicity C. Blackstock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:471

    Content type: Research article

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