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BMC Medical Education

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 students face many barriers to seeking out professional help for their mental health, including stigma relating to mental illness, and often prefer to seek support and advice from fellow students. Impr...

    Authors: E. Bethan Davies, Emmeline Beever and Cris Glazebrook

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:45

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to a broad spectrum of patient cases is a mainstay of undergraduate medical education. This study aimed to assess how many primary care-specific clinical pictures final-year medical students in tradit...

    Authors: Roman Hari, Michael Harris, Peter Frey and Sven Streit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:34

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Medical students have high levels of stress that could be due to the daily life stressors and the extra stress of academic burden. The present study investigated the perceived stress level as well as the reaso...

    Authors: Zohair Jamil Gazzaz, Mukhtiar Baig, Bader Salem Mana Al Alhendi, Mohammed Mahdi Owiad Al Suliman, Awshaemah Salem Al Alhendi, Mana Saleh Hadi Al-Grad and Mohammed Abdullah Ali Qurayshah

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:29

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Driving licensing jurisdictions require detailed assessments of fitness-to-drive from occupational therapy driver assessors (OTDAs). We developed decision training based on the recommendations of expert OTDAs,...

    Authors: Priscilla Harries, Carolyn Unsworth, Hulya Gokalp, Miranda Davies, Christopher Tomlinson and Luke Harries

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:27

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Collaborative learning facilitates reflection, diversifies understanding and stimulates skills of critical and higher-order thinking. Although the benefits of collaborative learning have long been recognized, ...

    Authors: Mohammed Saqr, Uno Fors and Matti Tedre

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:24

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In postgraduate training, there is a need to continuously assess the learning and working conditions to optimize learning. Students or trainees respond to the learning climate as they perceive it. The Dutch Re...

    Authors: Jaime L. Pacifico, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Erlyn A. Sana and Sylvia Heeneman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centered care has been one of the most frequently discussed principles in medical practice. However, there is a serious concern that the patient-centered attitudes of physicians diminish over the cours...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa, Daisuke Son, Masato Eto, Kiyoshi Kitamura and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:20

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  8. Content type: Research article

    By identifying medical students’ learning approaches and the factors that influence students’ learning approaches, medical schools and health care institutions are better equipped to intervene and optimize the...

    Authors: Sonali Prashant Chonkar, Tam Cam Ha, Sarah Shan Hang Chu, Ada Xinhui Ng, Melissa Li Shan Lim, Tat Xin Ee, Mor Jack Ng and Kok Hian Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:17

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Educational environment is a strong determinant of student satisfaction and achievement. The learning environments of medical students on clinical placements are busy workplaces, composed of many variables. Th...

    Authors: Sarah Hyde, Ailish Hannigan, Tim Dornan and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Emergency departments (EDs) offer a variety of learning opportunities for undergraduate medical students. It is however, difficult to evaluate whether they are receiving recommended training during their emerg...

    Authors: Sami Shaban, Arif Alper Cevik, Mustafa Emin Canakci, Caglar Kuas, Margret El Zubeir and Fikri Abu-Zidan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:8

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Perception of pressure to conform prevents learners from actively participating in educational encounters. We expected that residents would report experiencing different amounts of pressure to conform in a var...

    Authors: Jan Grendar, Tanya Beran and Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Medical students may not be able to identify the essential elements of situational awareness (SA) necessary for clinical reasoning. Recent studies suggest that students have little insight into cognitive proce...

    Authors: Markus A. Fischer, Kieran M. Kennedy, Steven Durning, Marlies P. Schijven, Jean Ker, Paul O’Connor, Eva Doherty and Thomas J. B. Kropmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:262

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite guidelines and campaigns to change prescribing behavior, General Practitioners (GPs) continue to overprescribe benzodiazepines (BZDs). New approaches to improve prescribing are needed. Using behavior c...

    Authors: Hanne Creupelandt, Sibyl Anthierens, Hilde Habraken, Tom Declercq, Coral Sirdifield, Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena and Thierry Christiaens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:259

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Medical Schools are challenged to improve palliative care education and to find ways to introduce and nurture attitudes and behaviours such as empathy, patient-centred care and wholistic care. This paper descr...

    Authors: Carlos Centeno, Carole Robinson, Antonio Noguera-Tejedor, María Arantzamendi, Fernando Echarri and José Pereira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:257

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In an integrated curriculum, multiple instructors take part in a course in the form of team teaching. Accordingly, medical schools strive to manage each course run by numerous instructors. As part of the curri...

    Authors: Jung Eun Hwang, Na Jin Kim, Meiying Song, Yinji Cui, Eun Ju Kim, In Ae Park, Hye In Lee, Hye Jin Gong and Su Young Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:252

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions