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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. Higher education students have positive attitudes about the use of audience response systems (ARS), but even technology-enhanced lessons can become tiresome if the pedagogical approach is exactly the same with...

    Authors: Robin K Pettit, Lise McCoy, Marjorie Kinney and Frederic N Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:92

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Smartphones and related applications are increasingly gaining relevance in the healthcare domain. We previously assessed the demands and preferences of medical students towards an application accompanying them...

    Authors: Maximilian Sandholzer, Tobias Deutsch, Thomas Frese and Alfred Winter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:91

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Health professionals with the level of competency necessary to provide high-quality patient education are central to meeting patients’ needs. However, research on how competencies in patient education should b...

    Authors: Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir, Árún K. Sigurðardóttir and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:87

    Content type: Research article

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  4. In problem-based learning, a tutor, the quality of the problems and group functioning play a central role in stimulating student learning. This study is conducted in a hybrid medical curriculum where problem-b...

    Authors: Ruth Boelens, Bram De Wever, Yves Rosseel, Alain G Verstraete and Anselme Derese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:84

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Formative testing can increase knowledge retention but students often underuse available opportunities. Applying modern technology to make the formative tests more attractive for students could enhance the imp...

    Authors: Anke L Lameris, Joost GJ Hoenderop, René JM Bindels and Thijs MH Eijsvogels

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:72

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The transition from medical school to the workplace can be demanding, with high expectations placed on newly qualified doctors. The provision of up-to-date and accurate information is essential to support doct...

    Authors: Alison Bullock, Rebecca Dimond, Katie Webb, Joseph Lovatt, Wendy Hardyman and Mark Stacey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:71

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Differential diagnosis is a crucial skill for primary care physicians. General practice plays an increasing important role in undergraduate medical education. Via general practice, students may be presented wi...

    Authors: Stefan Bösner, Julia Pickert and Tina Stibane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:63

    Content type: Research article

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  8. During the four-month internal medicine clerkship in their final year, undergraduate medical students are closely involved in patient care. Little is known about what constitutes their typical learning experie...

    Authors: Simon Melderis, Jan-Philipp Gutowski and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:62

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The completion rates for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) generally are low (5-10%) and have been reported to favour participants with higher (typically tertiary-level) education. Despite these factors, the...

    Authors: Lynette R Goldberg, Erica Bell, Carolyn King, Ciaran O’Mara, Fran McInerney, Andrew Robinson and James Vickers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:60

    Content type: Research article

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  10. July 2011 saw the implementation of the newest duty hour restrictions, further limiting the working hours of first year residents and necessitating a variety of adaptations on the part of residency programs. T...

    Authors: William S Tierney, Rachel L Elkin and Craig D Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:57

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Underutilization of dialogue among students during small-group work is a threat to active meaningful learning. To encourage small-group learning, we challenged students to generate written questions during a s...

    Authors: Marleen Olde Bekkink, A R T Rogier Donders, Jan G Kooloos, Rob MW de Waal and Dirk J Ruiter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:56

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In university undergraduate nursing programmes, didactic strategies that enable students to learn nursing skills, solve problems and develop reflective and critical thinking and practice are needed. The aim of...

    Authors: Lars Westin, Annelie J Sundler and Mia Berglund

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:49

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Little is known of students’ Information and Communication Technology (ICT) readiness in a learning context. Information about students’ capabilities and resources is an important prerequisite for designing me...

    Authors: Maria Thorell, Peter Kindt Fridorff-Jens, Pia Lassen, Theis Lange and Lars Kayser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:48

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Learning styles and approaches of individual undergraduate medical students vary considerably and as a consequence, their learning needs also differ from one student to another. This study was conducted to ide...

    Authors: Siaw-Cheok Liew, Jagmohni Sidhu and Ankur Barua

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:44

    Content type: Research article

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  15. A personal learning plan (PLP) is an approach to assist medical students maximise their learning experience within clinical rotations. The aim of this study was to investigate whether medical students who crea...

    Authors: Richard P Deane and Deirdre J Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:43

    Content type: Research article

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  16. What makes a good clinical student is an area that has received little coverage in the literature and much of the available literature is based on essays and surveys. It is particularly relevant as recent curr...

    Authors: John Goldie, Al Dowie, Anne Goldie, Phil Cotton and Jill Morrison

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:40

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Few studies have been performed to inform how best to teach evidence-based medicine (EBM) to medical trainees. Current evidence can only conclude that any form of teaching increases EBM competency, but cannot ...

    Authors: Dragan Ilic, Rusli Bin Nordin, Paul Glasziou, Julie K Tilson and Elmer Villanueva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:39

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Example-based learning using worked examples can foster clinical reasoning. Worked examples are instructional tools that learners can use to study the steps needed to solve a problem. Studying worked examples ...

    Authors: Joseph-Omer Dyer, Anne Hudon, Katherine Montpetit-Tourangeau, Bernard Charlin, Sílvia Mamede and Tamara van Gog

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:37

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation is of great importance for patient management. However, medical students frequently lack proficiency in ECG interpretation and rate their ECG training as inadequate.

    Authors: Signe Rolskov Bojsen, Sune Bernd Emil Werner Räder, Anders Gaardsdal Holst, Lars Kayser, Charlotte Ringsted, Jesper Hastrup Svendsen and Lars Konge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:36

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Flipped Classroom is a model that’s quickly gaining recognition as a novel teaching approach among health science curricula. The purpose of this study was four-fold and aimed to compare Flipped Classroom effec...

    Authors: John Moraros, Adiba Islam, Stan Yu, Ryan Banow and Barbara Schindelka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:27

    Content type: Research article

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  21. So far, studies investigating Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training in medical students are conducted in self-selected, pre-clinical samples, with modest response rates without collecting data on ...

    Authors: Inge van Dijk, Peter LBJ Lucassen and Anne EM Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:24

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Redundant training and feedback are crucial for successful acquisition of skills in simulation trainings. It is still unclear how or how much feedback should best be delivered to maximize its effect, and how l...

    Authors: Hans Martin Bosse, Jonathan Mohr, Beate Buss, Markus Krautter, Peter Weyrich, Wolfgang Herzog, Jana Jünger and Christoph Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:22

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Existing literature is mixed as to whether self-directed learning (SDL) delivers improvements in knowledge, skills or attitudes of medical students compared with traditional learning methods. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Deirdre McGrath, Louise Crowley, Sanath Rao, Margaret Toomey, Ailish Hannigan, Lisa Murphy and Colum P Dunne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Although medical colleges in Iraq started recently to increasingly use small group teaching approach, there is limited research on the challenges, opportunities and needs of small group teaching in Iraq partic...

    Authors: Abubakir M Saleh, Nazar P Shabila, Ali A Dabbagh, Namir G Al-Tawil and Tariq S Al-Hadithi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:19

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Primary Care reform in Canada and globally has encouraged the development of interprofessional primary care initiatives. This has led to significant involvement of non-physician Health Care Providers (NPHCPs) ...

    Authors: Serena Beber, Viola Antao, Deanna Telner, Paul Krueger, Judith Peranson, Christopher Meaney, Maria Meindl and Fiona Webster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The progress of physicians through residency training in anesthesiology can be monitored using an online logbook. The aim of this investigation was to establish how residents record clinical activities in thei...

    Authors: Alberto Barbieri, Enrico Giuliani, Sara Lazzerotti, Matteo Villani and Alberto Farinetti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:14

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Delirium is a common condition in hospitalized patients, associated with adverse outcomes such as longer hospital stay, functional decline and higher mortality, as well as higher rates of nursing home placemen...

    Authors: Lotte van de Steeg, Roelie IJkema, Cordula Wagner and Maaike Langelaan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The term “virtual patients” (VPs) has been used for many years in academic publications, but its meaning varies, leading to confusion. Our aim was to investigate and categorize the use of the term “virtual pat...

    Authors: Andrzej A Kononowicz, Nabil Zary, Samuel Edelbring, Janet Corral and Inga Hege

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:11

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Physical clinical examination is a core clinical competence of medical doctors. In this regard, digital rectal examination (DRE) plays a central role in the detection of abnormalities of the anus and rectum. H...

    Authors: Christoph Nikendei, Katja Diefenbacher, Nadja Köhl-Hackert, Heike Lauber, Julia Huber, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Wolfgang Herzog, Jobst-Hendrik Schultz, Jana Jünger and Markus Krautter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Incorporating graduate students into undergraduate medical degree programs is a commonly accepted practice. However, it has only recently been recognized that these two types of students cope with their studie...

    Authors: Sally Sandover, Diana Jonas-Dwyer and Timothy Marr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Spaced-repetition and test-enhanced learning are two methodologies that boost knowledge retention. ALERT STUDENT is a platform that allows creation and distribution of Learning Objects named flashcards, and provi...

    Authors: Tiago Taveira-Gomes, Rui Prado-Costa, Milton Severo and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. Particularly when undertaken on a large scale, implementing innovation in higher education poses many challenges. Sustaining the innovation requires early adoption of a coherent implementation strategy. Using ...

    Authors: Judith N Hudson, Elizabeth A Farmer, Kathryn M Weston and John A Bushnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:2

    Content type: Correspondence

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  33. Recent research has evidenced that although investment in Continuing Medical Education (CME), both in terms of participation as well as financial resources allocated to it, has been steadily increasing to catc...

    Authors: Alexander Dionyssopoulos, Thanassis Karalis and Eugenia A Panitsides

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1051

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Clinicians face challenges in delivering care to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. While both the public and academic sectors recognize the importance of addressing social inequities in healthcare, the...

    Authors: Christine Loignon, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Karoline Truchon, Yanouchka Labrousse and Bruno Fortin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1050

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Despite evidence that international clinical electives can be educationally and professionally beneficial to both visiting and in-country trainees, these opportunities remain challenging for American residents...

    Authors: Aliza Monroe-Wise, Minnie Kibore, James Kiarie, Ruth Nduati, Joseph Mburu, Frederick Thurston Drake, William Bremner, King Holmes and Carey Farquhar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1043

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Research activities for medical students and residents (trainees) are expected to serve as a foundation for the acquisition of basic research skills. Some medical schools therefore recommend research work as p...

    Authors: Joshua Tambe, Jacqueline Ze Minkande, Boniface Moifo, Robinson Mbu, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo and Joseph Gonsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:269

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In order to determine whether the CanMEDS roles could be helpful in solidifying knowledge during clinical training, we examined quality of care issues identified during morbidity and mortality (M&M) rounds.

    Authors: Donna L Johnston, Anne Rowan-Legg and Stanley J Hamstra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:262

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Medical education increasingly relies on small-group learning. Small group learning provides more active learning, better retention, higher satisfaction, and facilitates development of problem-solving and team...

    Authors: Miriam Hoffman, Joanne E Wilkinson, Jin Xu and John Wiecha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:258

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are leading causes of pain, physical disability, and doctor visits throughout the world. Health professionals must be trained to assess, treat through rehabilitation and ...

    Authors: Mark Hecimovich and Simone Volet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:253

    Content type: Research article

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  40. To provide patient-centred holistic care, doctors must possess good interpersonal and empathic skills. Medical schools traditionally adopt a skills-based approach to such training but creative engagement with ...

    Authors: Jordan S Potash, Julie Y Chen, Cindy LK Lam and Vivian TW Chau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:247

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Following the GMC’s report on Tomorrow’s Doctors, greater emphasis has been placed on training in clinical skills, and the integration of clinical and basic sciences within the curriculum to promote the develo...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Marina Sawdon, Andrew Chaytor, David Cox, Judith Barbaro-Brown and John McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:231

    Content type: Research article

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2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

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