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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. Around the world, it is very expensive to become a physician. Although public medical schools are less expensive than private medical schools, tuition fees are charged at public medical schools in the majority...

    Authors: Mauricio Braz Zanolli, Derly Silva Streit, Dione Tavares Maciel, Evelin Massae Ogata Muraguchi, Milton Arruda Martins and Iolanda Fátima Lopes Calvo Tibério

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:316

    Content type: Research article

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  2. New teaching strategies must be developed not only to enhance nurse’s competence but also to allow nurses to respond to the complex health care needs of today’s society. The purpose of this study was to explor...

    Authors: Jun-Yu Fan, Ying-Jung Tseng, Li-Fen Chao, Shiah-Lian Chen and Sui-Whi Jane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:317

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A teaching concept, that takes individual learning and personal belongings into account, is called the “sandwich principle.” This didactic method is an educational concept that alternates consecutively between...

    Authors: Anna Bock, Bianca Idzko-Siekermann, Martin Lemos, Kristian Kniha, Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich, Florian Peters, Frank Hölzle and Ali Modabber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:310

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Radiology education is limited in undergraduate Medicine programs. Junior doctors might not have the necessary background to effectively order and interpret diagnostic imaging investigations. Furthermore, juni...

    Authors: Stuart W. T. Wade, Michelle Moscova, Nicodemus Tedla, Daniel A. Moses, Noel Young, Merribel Kyaw and Gary M. Velan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:303

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Evaluation of the competence and practical skills of nursing students, using the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), is an integral part of the nursing education program. However, their performan...

    Authors: Sadaf Mojarrab, Leila Bazrafkan and Azita Jaberi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:301

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Layering techniques for direct composite resin restorations might be complicated for inexperienced learners, as a number of materials and instruments are required at each step. The present study aimed to compa...

    Authors: Jia-xue Yuan, Ke-yu Yang, Jing Ma, Zhen-zhen Wang, Qing-yu Guo and Fei Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:300

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Aim of this observational study with a three-month follow-up was to evaluate an educational concept for risk-oriented prevention applied by fifth-year undergraduate dental students.

    Authors: Gerhard Schmalz, Felix Krause, Martin Grzelkowski, Cordula Merle, Daisy Rotzoll, Rainer Haak and Dirk Ziebolz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:298

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Active participation in group assignments is an invaluable way to realize collaborative learning; however, there are several challenges attributed to the traditional way of doing group assignments. This study ...

    Authors: Ali Ahmadian Khoynaroud, Amirhossein Akbarzadeh, Morteza Ghojazadeh and Saeideh Ghaffarifar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:293

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Delirium is a neuropsychiatric syndrome that affects patients’ attention and awareness as a result of a physical condition. In recent years, persistent gaps in delirium education have led to suboptimal deliriu...

    Authors: Kiki R. Buijs-Spanjers, Anne Harmsen, Harianne H. Hegge, Jorinde E. Spook, Sophia E. de Rooij and Debbie A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:289

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Considering the increasing popularity of electronic learning, particularly smartphone-based mobile learning, and its reportedly optimal efficacy for instruction of complicated topics, this study aimed to compa...

    Authors: Amin Golshah, Fatemeh Dehdar, Mohammad Moslem Imani and Nafiseh Nikkerdar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:287

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Proficiency in medical terminology is an essential competence of physicians which ensures reliable and unambiguous communication in everyday clinical practice. The attendance of a course on medical terminology...

    Authors: Anna-Henrikje Seidlein, Hartmut Bettin, Philipp Franikowski and Sabine Salloch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:284

    Content type: Technical advance

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  12. The oral health status of long-term care (LTC) facility residents is often poor, and acceptance of dental services by the elderly is irregular and mostly problem-driven. The perceived knowledge gap due to insu...

    Authors: Ragna Lamprecht, Jennifer Guse, Martin Schimmel, Frauke Müller, Guido Heydecke and Daniel R. Reissmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:281

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Simulation-based learning (SBL) has been increasingly used in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical training curricula. The aim of Simulation via Instant Messaging-Birmingham Advance (SIMBA) is to create...

    Authors: Eka Melson, Meri Davitadze, Manal Aftab, Cai Ying Ng, Emma Ooi, Parisha Blaggan, Wentin Chen, Thia Hanania, Lucretia Thomas, Dengyi Zhou, Joht Singh Chandan, Latha Senthil, Wiebke Arlt, Sailesh Sankar, John Ayuk, Muhammad Ali Karamat…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:274

    Content type: Research article

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  14. An experiential curriculum exposing medical students to the clinic early has many benefits but comes with the emotional stress this environment engenders. Schwartz rounds (SR) are an effective means to combat ...

    Authors: J. Smith, M. G. Stewart, E. Foggin, S. Mathews, J. Harris, P. Thomas, A. Cooney and C. J. Stocker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:271

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Although gamification increases user engagement, its effectiveness in point-of-care ultrasonographic training has yet to be fully established. This study was conducted with the primary outcome of evaluating it...

    Authors: Aaron Kuo Huo Lai, Abdul Muhaimin bin Noor Azhar, Aidawati binti Bustam, Xun Ting Tiong, Hiang Chuan Chan, Rashidi bin Ahmad and Keng Sheng Chew

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:263

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Bachelor students of occupational therapy are expected to work in accordance with evidence-based practice (EBP). The EBP work file, a learning tool in a Word document format, covering all steps in the EBP proc...

    Authors: Susanne Grødem Johnson, Else Britt Bruset, Kari Margrete Hjelle, Malin Mongs and Unni Sveen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:255

    Content type: Research article

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  17. There is agreement among educators and professional bodies that interprofessional education needs to be implemented at the pre-registration level. We performed a systematic review assessing interprofessional l...

    Authors: Joana Berger-Estilita, Alexander Fuchs, Markus Hahn, Hsin Chiang and Robert Greif

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In medical physiology, educators and students face a serious challenge termed misconceptions. Misconceptions are incorrect ideas that do not match current scientific views. Accordingly, they have shown to hamp...

    Authors: M. Versteeg, M. H. van Loon, M. Wijnen-Meijer and P. Steendijk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:250

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Surgeon suturing technology plays a pivotal role in patient recovery after laparoscopic surgery. Intracorporal suturing and knot tying in minimally invasive surgery are particularly challenging and represent a...

    Authors: Yu Zhao, Qiong Chen, Jia-Ning Hu, Qi Shen, Lu Xia, Lin-Zhi Yan, Yi Wang, Xiu-Jie Zhu, Wen-Ju Li, Yue Hu and Qiong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Nursing staff training in using observational pain assessment tools is highly important to improve the assessment of pain. The present study was conducted to examine the effect of two different training method...

    Authors: Kolsoum Deldar, Razieh Froutan, Alireza Sedaghat and Seyed Reza Mazlom

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:247

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Online patient simulations (OPS) are a novel method for teaching clinical reasoning skills to students and could contribute to reducing diagnostic errors. However, little is known about how best to implement a...

    Authors: Ruth Plackett, Angelos P. Kassianos, Maria Kambouri, Natasha Kay, Sophie Mylan, Jenny Hopwood, Patricia Schartau, Shani Gray, Jessica Timmis, Sarah Bennett, Chris Valerio, Veena Rodrigues, Emily Player, Willie Hamilton, Rosalind Raine, Stephen Duffy…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

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  22. As British medical students, we believe the impact that interprofessional education can have upon the future of healthcare to be a positive one. This is if it is implemented in health professions’ pre-registra...

    Authors: Regwaan Imtiaz Choudhury, Muhammed Aizaz us Salam, Jai Mathur and Sharfraz Riaz Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:242

    Content type: Correspondence

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  23. Mentored training approaches help build capacity for research through mentoring networks and skill building activities. Capacity for dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in cancer is needed and ment...

    Authors: Rebekah R. Jacob, Angeline Gacad, Christine Pfund, Margaret Padek, David A. Chambers, Jon F. Kerner, Anne Sales, Maureen Dobbins, Shiriki Kumanyika and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:237

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The importance of mobile phones has become one of the new research topics in health professions education due to the ease of access and flexibility. Although novel approaches to health professions education re...

    Authors: Mahmoud Mansouri, Shoaleh Bigdeli, Afsaneh Dehnad, Zohreh Sohrabi, Somayeh Alizadeh and Mohammad Hasan Keshavarzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Medical educators need to integrate research skills within undergraduate medical curriculum to help students perceive their relevance to routine doctor’s practice. The current work aimed to assess the impact o...

    Authors: Z. Alrefaie, A. Al-Hayani, M. Hassanien and A. Hegazy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:229

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A simulation and model (SM) teaching aid using 3D printing was developed to improve a training course for total hip arthroplasty of adult developmental dysplasia of the hip (adult DDH-THA). We named this new m...

    Authors: Chenggong Wang, Yang Ouyang, Hua Liu, Can Xu, Han Xiao, Yihe Hu, Yusheng Li and Da Zhong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Ultrasound is being utilized more frequently to diagnose fractures in bone and track fracture reduction quickly, and without radiation exposure in the ED. Realistic and practical methods of teaching sonographi...

    Authors: Michael Weston, Dallin Elmer, Scott McIntosh and Nena Lundgreen Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being utilized across medical fields by engaging students in small group discussions. The readiness assurance test (RAT) is an essential feature that differentiates TB...

    Authors: Phan Nguyen Ngoc, Chao-Ling Cheng, Yen-Kuang Lin, Ming-Shun Wu, Jan-Show Chu and Kung-Pei Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Online courses have broken the boundaries in imparting knowledge. While in western countries e-learning in medical education is well accepted, it is still an upcoming field in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Kavitha Dhanasekaran, Roshani Babu, Vipin Kumar, Shalini Singh and Roopa Hariprasad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:220

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Audience response systems allow to activate the audience and to receive a direct feedback of participants during lectures. Modern systems do not require any proprietary hardware anymore. Students can directly ...

    Authors: Thorsten Schmidt, Anastasia Gazou, Angelika Rieß, Olaf Rieß, Kathrin Grundmann-Hauser, Ruth Falb, Malou Schadeck, Tilman Heinrich, Mahkameh Abeditashi, Jana Schmidt, Ulrike A. Mau-Holzmann and Kai P. Schnabel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  31. While patient-centred care improves patient outcomes, studies have shown that medical students become less patient-centred with time, so it is crucial to devise interventions that prevent this. We sought to de...

    Authors: Michael Harris, Anna-Lea Camenzind, Rita Fankhauser, Sven Streit and Roman Hari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:217

    Content type: Research article

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  32. During interprofessional clinical practice, compared to understanding of one’s own professional role and function, it might be more difficult to clarify the roles and contributions of the other health-care tea...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jie Guo, Yubin Wang, Dan Yan, Juan Liu, Yinghong Zhang and Xianmin Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Residency training includes positive and negative aspects. Well-trained doctors must be educated, but the process may bring additional risks to patients. Anesthesiologists’ performance when conducting neuraxia...

    Authors: Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Chao-Lun Lai, Fang-Ying Su, I-Shiang Tzeng and Li-Kuei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The effect of availability of lecture recordings on academic outcomes is not clear and it is not known whether these recordings change the association between lecture attendance and academic outcomes. Few surv...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  35. It is assumed that portfolios contribute to self-regulated learning (SRL). Presence of these SRL processes within the documentation kept in portfolios is presupposed in common educational practices, such as th...

    Authors: R. van der Gulden, S. Heeneman, A. W. M. Kramer, R. F. J. M. Laan, N. D. Scherpbier-de Haan and B. P. A. Thoonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Presently, educational programming is not standardized across radiation oncology (RO) training programs. Specifically, there are limited materials through national organizations or structured practice exams fo...

    Authors: Gabrielle W. Peters, Roy H. Decker, Henry S. Park, James B. Yu and Suzanne B. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:203

    Content type: Correspondence

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  37. Working in ad hoc teams in a health care environment is frequent but a challenging and complex undertaking. One way for teams to refine their teamwork could be through post-resuscitation reflection and debrief...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Daniel L. Oberholzer, Julia Freytag, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Juliane E. Kämmer, Thomas C. Sauter and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Medical Education research suffers from several methodological limitations including too many single institution, small sample-sized studies, limited access to quality data, and insufficient institutional supp...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Wilhite, Lisa Altshuler, Sondra Zabar, Colleen Gillespie and Adina Kalet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:199

    Content type: Database

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  39. Teaching complex motor skills at a high level remains a challenge in medical education. Established methods often involve large amounts of teaching time and material. The implementation of standardized videos ...

    Authors: Lukas B. Seifert, Benedikt Schnurr, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Robert Sader, Miriam Ruesseler and Jasmina Sterz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Mentorship has become a routine part of undergraduate training in health professions education. Although many health professions training institutions have successfully incorporated faculty-student mentorship ...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Scovia N. Mbalinda, Ian G. Munabi, David Kateete, Robert B. Opoka and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Global health experiences are an increasingly popular component of medical student curricula. There is little research on the impact of international medical electives embedded within long-standing, sustainabl...

    Authors: Emma R. Lawrence, Cheryl Moyer, Carrie Ashton, Bolade A. R. Ibine, Nauzley C. Abedini, Yaera Spraggins, Joseph C. Kolars and Timothy R. B. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been used for nearly three decades. Pharmacists use EMRs on a daily basis, but EMRs have only recently been incorporated into pharmacy education. Some pharmacy programs h...

    Authors: Olga O. Vlashyn, Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, Kimberly S. Illingworth Plake, Jamie L. Woodyard, Zachary A. Weber and Alissa L. Russ-Jara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The aim of this study was to investigate the amount and sources of stress in dental undergraduate students in Fujian, China, and the factors associated with stress.

    Authors: Xiu-Jiao Lin, Chang-Yuan Zhang, Song Yang, Ming-Lun Hsu, Hui Cheng, Jiang Chen and Hao Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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