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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. A community-based medical education (CBME) curriculum may provide opportunities to learn about the social determinants of health (SDH) by encouraging reflection on context, but the categories that students can...

    Authors: Sachiko Ozone, Junji Haruta, Ayumi Takayashiki, Takami Maeno and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:470

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The tooth morphology course is an important basic dental course. However, it is difficult to fully reflect the three-dimensional (3D) morphological characteristics of tooth structure in two-dimensional picture...

    Authors: Helin Wang, Haokun Xu, Junhua Zhang, Shibin Yu, Meiqing Wang, Jun Qiu and Mian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:469

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Interprofessional collaboration is increasingly important in healthcare, but interprofessional education (IPE) faces challenges, such as different study programmes with varied schedules and campuses. These cha...

    Authors: Desiree Wiegleb Edström, Niklas Karlsson and Samuel Edelbring

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:467

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The importance of feedback in workplace-based settings cannot be underestimated. Approaches that evaluate feedback reflect either the sender’s or receiver’s viewpoint in isolation of each other. This study inv...

    Authors: Christine Ossenberg, Amanda Henderson and Marion Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:466

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Ghana is challenged with shortage of critical human resources for health particularly nurses and midwives in rural hard-to-reach communities. This shortage potentially hinders efforts towards attaining univers...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:465

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Recent increases in health professions education (HPE) research in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), though substantial, have predominantly originated from single institutions and remained uncoordinated. A shared rese...

    Authors: Susan C. Van Schalkwyk, Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Jehan Z. Budak, Michael J. A. Reid and Marietjie R. de Villiers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:443

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The advent of electronic teaching facilities improves tutor-student communication. This study aims to explore the effectiveness of Phone-Based Audience Response System (PB-ARS), as an adjunctive pedagogy tool ...

    Authors: Fahad Alharbi, Khulud F. Alazmi, Bashar R. El Momani, Lubna Al-Muzian, Mark Wertheimer, Anas Almukhtar and Mohammed Almuzian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:435

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most frequent indication for antibiotic treatment of children in the United States. Its diagnosis relies on visualization of the tympanic membrane, a clinical skill acquired thr...

    Authors: Caroline R. Paul, Alanna D. Higgins Joyce, Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, Meg G. Keeley, Corinne Lehmann, Suzanne M. Schmidt, Kari A. Simonsen and Cynthia Christy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:429

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Simulation-based education (SBE) with high-fidelity simulation (HFS) offers medical students early exposure to the clinical environment, allowing development of clinical scenarios and management. We hypothesiz...

    Authors: Lori Meyers, Bryan Mahoney, Troy Schaffernocker, David Way, Scott Winfield, Alberto Uribe, Ana Mavarez-Martinez, Marilly Palettas and Jonathan Lipps

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:421

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The development of professional identity is a fundamental element of medical education. There is evidence that in Germany, students’ perceptions of the ideal and real doctor differ, and that of themselves as p...

    Authors: Conor Gilligan, Teresa Loda, Florian Junne, Stephan Zipfel, Brian Kelly, Graeme Horton and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:420

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Medicine is a field that is simultaneously factual and ambiguous. Medical students have their first exposure to full time clinical practice during clerkship. While studies have examined medical trainees’ toler...

    Authors: Silvio Ndoja, Saad Chahine, Donald H. Saklofske and Brent Lanting

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:417

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Croatia has closed all educational institutions after 32 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were confirmed and switched to exclusive e-learning. Health sciences university students may have been particularly affect...

    Authors: Livia Puljak, Marta Čivljak, Ana Haramina, Snježana Mališa, Dalibor Čavić, Dinko Klinec, Diana Aranza, Jasna Mesarić, Nataša Skitarelić, Sanja Zoranić, Dijana Majstorović, Marijana Neuberg, Štefica Mikšić and Kata Ivanišević

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:416

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Simulators are an extensively utilized teaching tool in clinical settings. Simulation enables learners to practice and improve their skills in a safe and controlled environment before using these skills on pat...

    Authors: Khushboo Qaim Ali, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Ali Shabbir Hussain, Uzair Ansari, Shaun Morris, Mark Oliver Tessaro, Shabina Ariff and Hasan Merali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:409

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Conflicts of interest (COIs), including those arising from interactions with pharmaceutical companies, may lead to bias in medical data. Although medical students are now requesting more education on COIs and ...

    Authors: Cora Koch and Jochen Brich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:408

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Physiology is a subject that is considered difficult; it is associated with academic failure and causes high levels of stress and anxiety in students.

    Authors: Julio C. Sánchez, Diego F. López-Zapata, Óscar A. Pinzón, Andrés M. García, Martha D. Morales and Samuel E. Trujillo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:401

    Content type: Research article

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  25. COVID − 19 pandemic pressured medical schools globally to shift to Distance learning (DL) as an alternative way to ensure that the content delivered is satisfactory for student progression.

    Authors: Samar A. Ahmed, Nagwa N. Hegazy, Hany W. Abdel Malak, W. Cliff Kayser III, Noha M. Elrafie, Mohammed Hassanien, Abdulmonem A. Al-Hayani, Sherif A. El Saadany, Abdulrahman O. AI-Youbi and Mohamed H. Shehata

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:400

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is now included in curricula in universities worldwide. It is known that there are differences in attitudes towards IPE among students, but less is known regarding how student...

    Authors: Caroline Olsson, Hanna Lachmann, Susanne Kalén, Sari Ponzer and Cecilia Mellstrand Navarro

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:398

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Realistic, portable, and scalable lectures, cadaveric models, 2D atlases and computer simulations are being combined more frequently for teaching anatomy, which result in major increases in user satisfaction. ...

    Authors: Shi Chen, Jiawei Zhu, Cheng Cheng, Zhouxian Pan, Lingshan Liu, Jianhua Du, Xinhua Shen, Zhen Shen, Huijuan Zhu, Jihai Liu, Hua Yang, Chao Ma and Hui Pan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:395

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The current system of clinical training for midwifery students in Poland is in need of considerable revision to adapt it to the global standards and the expectations of healthcare providers, healthcare users a...

    Authors: Małgorzata Stefaniak and Ewa Dmoch-Gajzlerska

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:394

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Communication skills (CS) are vital for doctors. Indeed, as the most important element of consultations, are highly valued by patients. CS are core, teachable skills, however, have not been widely taught in So...

    Authors: Amanda Helen Douglas, Samita Pant Acharya and Lynne A. Allery

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:391

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Medical faculties are currently embracing a modernistic approach to anatomical education that integrates diagnostic imaging largely through post-mortem computed tomography scanning of body donors. Post-mortem ...

    Authors: Kimberly McBain, Brandon Azimov, Jeremy O’Brien, Geoffroy P. J. C. Noël and Nicole M. Ventura

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:384

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The principle of workplace based assessment (WBA) is to assess trainees at work with feedback integrated into the program simultaneously. A student driven WBA model was introduced and perception evaluation of ...

    Authors: Lena Jafri, Imran Siddiqui, Aysha Habib Khan, Muhammed Tariq, Muhammad Umer Naeem Effendi, Azra Naseem, Sibtain Ahmed, Farooq Ghani, Shahnila Alidina, Nadir Shah and Hafsa Majid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:383

    Content type: Research article

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  32. There is an increasing need for physical therapists to address psychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal pain. Psychologically informed practice is one way to deliver this type of care through the integration of...

    Authors: Lindsay A. Ballengee, J. Kyle Covington and Steven Z. George

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:382

    Content type: Research article

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  33. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of PBL–CBL combined teaching in thyroid surgery and make observations from the students’ perspectives, based on their satisfaction with the learnin...

    Authors: Wanjun Zhao, Linye He, Wenyi Deng, Jingqiang Zhu, Anping Su and Yong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:381

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Efforts have begun to characterize the ethical and professional issues encountered by medical students in their clinical years. By applying previously identified taxonomies to a national sample of medical stud...

    Authors: Michael Hawking, Jenny Kim, Melody Jih, Chelsea Hu and John D. Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:380

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Simulation based learning (SBL) is a technique where teachers recreate “real life” clinical experiences for health care teams for purposes of gaining clinical skills in a safe environment. There is evidence th...

    Authors: Josephine Nambi Najjuma, Francis Bajunirwe, Margaret Twine, Tamara Namata, Catherine Kalimba Kyakwera, Moses Cherop and Data Santorino

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:379

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Nosocomial infection, also called a hospital-acquired infection, is an infection acquired during admitting patients in health care facilities. Nosocomial infection can be prevented and controlled by giving tra...

    Authors: Tigist Engda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:378

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The coronavirus pandemic has exerted significant impacts on primary care, causing rapid digital transformation, exacerbating social isolation, and disrupting medical student and General Practice [GP] trainee e...

    Authors: Tirion Hughes, Eleanor Beard, Amelia Bowman, Joyce Chan, Katrina Gadsby, Martha Hughes, Maya Humphries, Aaron Johnston, Georgina King, Megan Knock, Kaveeta Malhi, Gerda Mickute, Ebubechi Okpalugo, Madeleine Oliver, Vimukthi Perera, Florence Pickles…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:377

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Anatomy is one of the core subjects in medical education. Students spend considerable time and effort on learning the requisite anatomy knowledge. This study explored the effect of a multiple-player virtual re...

    Authors: Yi-Chun Du, Shih-Chen Fan and Li-Cheng Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:343

    Content type: Research article

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  39. While medical students are losing interest in lectures in favor of other educational materials, many studies suggest the benefit of active learning, combined with gamified educational tools. The authors develo...

    Authors: Anthony Clément, Raphaël Delage, Marie Chollier, Laure Josse, Stéphane Gaudry, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Thierry Baubet and Bertrand Degos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:373

    Content type: Research article

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  40. General practice (GP) trainees may seek supervisor assistance to complete their patient consultations. This in-consultation assistance plays a key role in the supervisory oversight of trainees and in trainee l...

    Authors: Nancy J. Sturman, Amanda Tapley, Mieke L. van Driel, Elizabeth G. Holliday, Jean I. Ball, Andrew R. Davey, Alison Fielding, Kristen FitzGerald, Neil A. Spike and Parker J. Magin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:369

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Effective Interprofessional Communication (IPC) between healthcare professionals enhances teamwork and improves patient care. Yet IPC training remains poorly structured in medical schools. To address this gap,...

    Authors: Chermaine Bok, Cheng Han Ng, Jeffery Wei Heng Koh, Zhi Hao Ong, Haziratul Zakirah Binte Ghazali, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Yun Ting Ong, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, Stephen Mason and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:372

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Blended learning is a new approach to improving the quality of medical education. Acceptance of blended learning plays an important role in its effective implementation. Therefore, the purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Seyyed Mohsen Azizi, Nasrin Roozbahani and Alireza Khatony

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:367

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The ability to compose a concise summary statement about a patient is a good indicator for the clinical reasoning abilities of healthcare students. To assess such summary statements manually a rubric based on ...

    Authors: Inga Hege, Isabel Kiesewetter and Martin Adler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:366

    Content type: Software

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  44. Arguably, Medical School curricula are deficient in learning opportunities related to the safe and effective use of medicines, in particular antimicrobials. Infection management is complex and multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Clare Guilding, Jessica Hardisty, Elsa Randles, Louise Statham, Alan Green, Roshni Bhudia, Charan Singh Thandi, Andrew Teodorczuk, Lesley Scott and Joanna Matthan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:360

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Research in healthcare, including students as participants, has begun to document experiences with negative compliance, specifically conformity and obedience. There is a growing body of experimental and survey...

    Authors: Efrem Violato, Sharla King and Okan Bulut

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:359

    Content type: Research article

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  46. On account of physical distancing measures, universities worldwide are strongly affected by SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Thus, the dental school of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany) transferred the establis...

    Authors: Maximiliane Amelie Schlenz, Alexander Schmidt, Bernd Wöstmann, Nobert Krämer and Nelly Schulz-Weidner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:354

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Non-technical skills (NTS) are an indispensable element of emergency care and need to be prevalent alongside with good technical skills. Though, questions of how to teach (instructional design) and improve NTS...

    Authors: Leonie Schulte-Uentrop, Jonathan S. Cronje, Christian Zöllner, Jens C. Kubitz, Susanne Sehner and Parisa Moll-Khosrawi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:351

    Content type: Research article

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    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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