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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. Peer assisted learning (PAL) has been described as “the development of knowledge and skill through active help and support among status equals or matched companions”. To enhance the learning experience of heal...

    Authors: Sandra E. Carr, Gabrielle Brand, Li Wei, Helen Wright, Pam Nicol, Helene Metcalfe, Julie Saunders, John Payne, Liza Seubert and Laurie Foley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:48

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The ability to interpret an X-Ray is a vital skill for graduating medical students which guides clinicians towards accurate diagnosis and treatment of the patient. However, research has suggested that radiolog...

    Authors: Ali Salajegheh, Alborz Jahangiri, Elliot Dolan-Evans and Sahar Pakneshan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:46

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In recent years the focus on practical skills in the German curriculum of medical school has increased greatly. In this study we evaluate the value of a practical surgery course for medical students as a tool ...

    Authors: Dominik S. Schoeb, Eva Brennecke, Anne Andert, Jochen Grommes, Klaus T. von Trotha, Andreas Prescher, Ulf P. Neumann and Marcel Binnebösel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:45

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The shortage of surgeon is one of the serious problems in Japan. To solve the problem, various efforts have been undertaken to improve surgical education and training. However, appropriate teaching methods in ...

    Authors: Takayuki Nakayama, Noboru Numao, Soichiro Yoshida, Junichiro Ishioka, Yoh Matsuoka, Kazutaka Saito, Yasuhisa Fujii and Kazunori Kihara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:44

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. Stress is associated with poorer academic performance but identifying vulnerable students is less clear. A series of earthquakes and disrupted learning environments created an opportunity to explore the relati...

    Authors: Tim J. Wilkinson, Jan M. McKenzie, Anthony N. Ali, Joy Rudland, Frances A. Carter and Caroline J. Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:43

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Investigating and understanding how students learn on their own is essential to effective teaching, but studies are rarely conducted in this context. A major aim within medical education is to foster procedura...

    Authors: Magalie Chéron, Mirlinda Ademi, Felix Kraft and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:41

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To reduce nursing shortages, accelerated nursing programs are available for domestic and international students. However, the withdrawal and failure rates from these programs may be different than for the trad...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell and Sally Schaffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:40

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In Western clinical training, formulation of a summary statement (SS) is a core exercise for articulation, evaluation, and improvement of clinical reasoning (CR). In Japanese clinical training, structured guid...

    Authors: Brian S. Heist, Naoki Kishida, Gautam Deshpande, Sugihiro Hamaguchi and Hiroyuki Kobayashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:39

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The discrepancy between the extensive impact of musculoskeletal complaints and the common deficiencies in musculoskeletal examination skills lead to increased emphasis on structured teaching and assessment. Ho...

    Authors: Martin Perrig, Christoph Berendonk, Anja Rogausch and Christine Beyeler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:35

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Fixed mark grade boundaries for non-linear assessment scales fail to account for variations in assessment difficulty. Where assessment difficulty varies more than ability of successive cohorts or the quality o...

    Authors: Steven A. Burr, John Whittle, Lucy C. Fairclough, Lee Coombes and Ian Todd

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:34

    Content type: Technical advance

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  11. The number of international students has increased substantially within the last decade. Due to cultural barriers, this specific group faces diverse challenges. In comparison to German colleagues, internationa...

    Authors: Daniel Huhn, Julia Huber, Franziska M. Ippen, Wolfgang Eckart, Florian Junne, Stephan Zipfel, Wolfgang Herzog and Christoph Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:33

    Content type: Research article

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  12. A foundational assessment of learning needs is missing from previous reports of telepsychiatry curricula. We used an in-depth needs assessment to identify specific skills required for the practice of effective...

    Authors: Allison Crawford, Nadiya Sunderji, Jenna López and Sophie Soklaridis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:28

    Content type: Research article

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  13. This review provides a critical overview of problem-based learning (PBL) practices in Chinese pharmacy education. PBL has yet to be widely applied in pharmaceutical education in China. The results of those stu...

    Authors: Jiyin Zhou, Shiwen Zhou, Chunji Huang, Rufu Xu, Zuo Zhang, Shengya Zeng and Guisheng Qian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:23

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Student engagement is an important domain for medical education, however, it is difficult to quantify. The goal of this study was to investigate the utility of virtual patient simulations (VPS) for increasing ...

    Authors: Lise McCoy, Robin K. Pettit, Joy H. Lewis, J. Aaron Allgood, Curt Bay and Frederic N. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:20

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Learning of procedural skills is an essential component in the education of future health professionals. There is little evidence on how procedural skills are best learnt and practiced in education. There is a...

    Authors: Martin Sattelmayer, Simone Elsig, Roger Hilfiker and Gillian Baer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:15

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Various techniques have been developed to enable preceptors to teach residents effectively in outpatient settings to promote active learning, including SNAPPS and the One-Minute Preceptor (OMP). This study aim...

    Authors: Masayasu Seki, Junji Otaki, Raoul Breugelmans, Takayuki Komoda, Shizuko Nagata-Kobayashi, Yu Akaishi, Jun Hiramoto, Iwao Ohno, Yoshimi Harada, Yoji Hirayama and Miki Izumi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:12

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Internship, the transition period from medical student to junior doctor, is highly stressful for interns in the West; however, little is known about the experience of interns in coping with stress in Taiwan. T...

    Authors: Chun-Hao Liu, Woung-Ru Tang, Wei-Hung Weng, Yu-Hsuan Lin and Ching-Yen Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:10

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Students often strategically adopt surface approaches to learning anatomy in order to pass this necessarily content-heavy subject. The consequence of this approach, without understanding and contextualisation,...

    Authors: Leslie L. Nicholson, Darren Reed and Cliffton Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:7

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Medical schools have been making efforts to develop their own problem-based learning (PBL) approaches based on their educational conditions, human resources and existing curriculum structures. This study aimed...

    Authors: Qing Wang, Huiping Li, Weiguo Pang, Shuo Liang and Yiliang Su

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:2

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the importance of collaboration within multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, so as to facilitate holistic patient care and thus allow improved treatment o...

    Authors: Amelia ZE Chua, Daryl YK Lo, Wilbert HH Ho, Yun Qing Koh, Daniel SY Lim, John KC Tam, Sok Ying Liaw and Gerald CH Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:233

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Many undergraduate and graduate-entry health science curricula have incorporated training in motivational interviewing (MI). However, to effectively teach skills that will remain with students after they gradu...

    Authors: Schoo A. M., Lawn S., Rudnik E. and Litt J. C.

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:228

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In medical education, a learner-centred approach is recommended. There is also a trend towards workplace-based learning outside of the hospital setting. In Australia, this has resulted in an increased need for...

    Authors: Gerard Ingham, Jennifer Fry, Peter O’Meara and Vianne Tourle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:190

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The recent growth of arts and humanities in medical education shows recognition that these disciplines can facilitate a breadth of thinking and result in personal and professional growth. However creative work...

    Authors: Lynn McBain, Sinéad Donnelly, Jo Hilder, Clare O’Leary and Eileen McKinlay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:180

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Mentoring has been employed in medical education in recent years, but there is extensive variation in the published literature concerning the goals of mentoring and the role of the mentor. Therefore, there is ...

    Authors: Susanne Kalén, Sari Ponzer, Astrid Seeberger, Anna Kiessling and Charlotte Silén

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:97

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    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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