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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. This study evaluates the success of graduate students in psychiatry in an emerging country, in terms of the quantity and quality of their publication productivity (given by the number of papers and impact fact...

    Authors: Alexandre Cunha, Bernardo dos Santos, Álvaro Machado Dias, Anna Maria Carmagnani, Beny Lafer and Geraldo F Busatto

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:238

    Content type: Research article

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  5. General practices vary in the provision of training and education. Some practices have training as a major focus with the presence of multi-level learners and others host single learner groups or none at all. ...

    Authors: Tracy Morrison, James Brown, Melanie Bryant and Debra Nestel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:234

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Over recent years, wide ranging changes have occurred in undergraduate medical curricula with reduction of hours allocated for teaching anatomy. Anatomy forms the foundation of clinical practice. However, the ...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Santosh Venkatachalam and John McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:230

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Measuring clinical learning environment is crucial for the quality improvement of medical education, especially for medical trainees at transition stages. Medical education in Taiwan is shaped by multiple soci...

    Authors: Jer-Chia Tsai, Cheng-Sheng Chen, I-Feng Sun, Keh-Min Liu and Chung-Sheng Lai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:226

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Electronic health records (EHR) are becoming increasingly integrated into the clinical environment. With the rapid proliferation of EHRs, a number of studies document an increase in adverse patient safety issu...

    Authors: Laurel S Stephenson, Adriel Gorsuch, William R Hersh, Vishnu Mohan and Jeffrey A Gold

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:224

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Providing large numbers of undergraduate students in scientific disciplines with engaging, authentic laboratory experiences is important, but challenging. Virtual laboratories (vLABs) are a potential means to ...

    Authors: Patsie Polly, Nadine Marcus, Danni Maguire, Zack Belinson and Gary M Velan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:222

    Content type: Research article

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  10. High-fidelity patient simulators in team training are becoming popular, though research showing benefits of the training process compared to low-fidelity models is rare. We explored in situ training for paedia...

    Authors: Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Karl-Johan Lidefelt, Cecilia Escher, Li Felländer-Tsai and Carl-Johan Wallin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:221

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Physician empathy is both theoretically and empirically critical to patient health, but research indicates that empathy declines throughout medical school and is lower than ideal among physicians. In this pape...

    Authors: Zak Kelm, James Womer, Jennifer K Walter and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:219

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Peer teaching is now used in medical education with its value increasingly being recognised. It is not yet established whether students differ in their satisfaction with teaching by peer-teachers compared to t...

    Authors: Jonathan KA Mills, William J Dalleywater and Victoria Tischler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:217

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The use of structured curricula for minimally invasive surgery training is becoming increasingly popular. However, many laparoscopic training programs still use basic skills and isolated task training, despite...

    Authors: Flemming Bjerrum, Jette Led Sorensen, Lars Konge, Jane Lindschou, Susanne Rosthøj, Bent Ottesen and Jeanett Strandbygaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:215

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. In a professional learner-centered(ness) educational environment, communication and alignment of expectations about teaching are indispensable. Professional education of residents could benefit from an analysi...

    Authors: Thea ACM van Roermund, Henk G Mokkink, Ben JAM Bottema, Chris van Weel and Albert JJA Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:211

    Content type: Research article

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  15. At most medical schools the components required to conduct a consultation, medical knowledge, communication, clinical reasoning and physical examination skills, are trained separately. Afterwards, all the know...

    Authors: Leen Aper, Jan Reniers, Anselme Derese and Wemke Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:206

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Teachers play an important role in seminars as facilitators and content experts. However, contextual factors like students’ preparation, group size, group interaction, and content appear to influence their per...

    Authors: Annemarie Spruijt, Jimmie Leppink, Ineke Wolfhagen, Albert Scherpbier, Peter van Beukelen and Debbie Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:203

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The National Institutes of Health has recognized a compelling need to train highly qualified individuals and promote diversity in the biomedical/clinical sciences research workforce. In response, we have devel...

    Authors: Elahé T Crockett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:202

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Pediatric Nutrition Series (PNS) consists of ten online, interactive modules and supplementary educational materials that have utilized web-based multimedia technologies to offer nutrition education for pe...

    Authors: Kadriye O Lewis, Graeme R Frank, Rollin Nagel, Teri L Turner, Cynthia L Ferrell, Shilpa G Sangvai, Rajesh Donthi and John D Mahan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:190

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Teaching physiology, a complex and constantly evolving subject, is not a simple task. A considerable body of knowledge about cognitive processes and teaching and learning methods has accumulated over the years...

    Authors: Flávio Moura Rezende-Filho, Lucas José Sá da Fonseca, Valéria Nunes-Souza, Glaucevane da Silva Guedes and Luiza Antas Rabelo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:189

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. Resuscitation is a life-saving measure usually instructed in simulation sessions. Small-group teaching is effective. However, feasible group sizes for resuscitation classes are unknown. We investigated the imp...

    Authors: Moritz Mahling, Alexander Münch, Sebastian Schenk, Stephan Volkert, Andreas Rein, Uwe Teichner, Pascal Piontek, Leopold Haffner, Daniel Heine, Andreas Manger, Jörg Reutershan, Peter Rosenberger, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Stephan Zipfel and Nora Celebi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:185

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The aim of this project was to explore the process of change in a busy community dental clinic following a team development intervention designed to improve the management of student supervision during clinica...

    Authors: Maree O’Keefe, Victoria Wade, Sue McAllister, Ieva Stupans, Jennifer Miller, Teresa Burgess, Amanda LeCouteur and Linda Starr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:182

    Content type: Research article

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  22. In 2013, a cohort of public health students participated in a ‘flipped’ Environmental and Occupational Health course. Content for the course was delivered through NextGenU.org and active learning activities we...

    Authors: Lindsay P Galway, Kitty K Corbett, Timothy K Takaro, Kate Tairyan and Erica Frank

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:181

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Growing numbers of non-medical health professionals are attaining prescribing rights through post-registration non-medical prescribing (NMP) courses in the UK. However, not all implement prescribing post-quali...

    Authors: Dianne Bowskill, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:177

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Perinatal mortality and morbidity in the Netherlands is relatively high compared to other European countries. Our country has a unique system with an independent primary care providing care to low-risk pregnan...

    Authors: Franyke R Banga, Sophie E M Truijens, Annemarie F Fransen, Jeanne P Dieleman, Pieter J van Runnard Heimel and Guid S Oei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:175

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. As Family Medicine programs across Canada are transitioning into a competency-based curriculum, medical students and clinical teachers are increasingly incorporating tablet computers in their work and educatio...

    Authors: Douglas Archibald, Colla J Macdonald, Judith Plante, Rebecca J Hogue and Javier Fiallos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:174

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Reflective practice is a desirable trait in physicians, yet there is little information about how it is taught to or learned by medical students. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an online Ev...

    Authors: Linda Orkin Lewin, Nancy J Robert, John Raczek, Carol Carraccio and Patricia J Hicks

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:164

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A prospective study was conducted to evaluate the impact of an educational reproductive health program on medical student peer educators and the secondary school pupils whom they taught.

    Authors: Florence Bretelle, Raha Shojai, Julie Brunet, Sophie Tardieu, Marie Christine Manca, Joelle Durant, Claire Ricciardi, Leon Boubli and George Leonetti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:162

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Point-of-care ultrasound performed by clinicians is a useful supplement in the treatment and assessment of patients. We aimed to investigate whether medical students with minimal training were able to successf...

    Authors: Garrett Newton Andersen, Annja Viset, Ole Christian Mjølstad, Øyvind Salvesen, Håvard Dalen and Bjørn Olav Haugen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:156

    Content type: Research article

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  29. High-fidelity patient simulation has been praised for its ability to recreate lifelike training conditions. The degree to which high fidelity simulation elicits acute emotional and physiologic stress among par...

    Authors: Samuel Clarke, Timothy Horeczko, Dale Cotton and Aaron Bair

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:153

    Content type: Research article

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  30. One of the most critical tasks when conducting neurological studies is identifying the different regions of interest in the brain’s white matter. Currently few programs or applications are available that serve...

    Authors: Iskander Sánchez-Rola and Begoña García Zapirain

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:148

    Content type: Software

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  31. The increasing complexity of medical curricula would benefit from adaptive computer supported collaborative learning systems that support study management using instructional design and learning object princip...

    Authors: Tiago Taveira-Gomes, Areo Saffarzadeh, Milton Severo, M Jorge Guimarães and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:143

    Content type: Software

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  32. Virtual patient (VP) cases are an effective teaching method, although little is known about how to design and implement them for maximum effectiveness. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of case d...

    Authors: Frederik Jäger, Martin Riemer, Martin Abendroth, Susanne Sehner and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:137

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Role plays and standardized patients are often used in medical education and have proven to be effective tools for enhancing the communication skills of medical students. Most course concepts need additional t...

    Authors: Katharina Luttenberger, Elmar Graessel, Cosima Simon and Carolin Donath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:135

    Content type: Research article

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  34. It is well known that patients’ involvement in health care students’ learning is essential and gives students opportunities to experience clinical reasoning and practice clinical skills when interacting with p...

    Authors: Katri Manninen, Elisabet Welin Henriksson, Max Scheja and Charlotte Silén

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:131

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The traditional lecture is used by many residency programs to fulfill the mandate for regular didactic sessions, despite limited evidence to demonstrate its effectiveness. Active teaching strategies have shown...

    Authors: Adam P Sawatsky, Kathryn Berlacher and Rosanne Granieri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:129

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To assess the impact of a change in preclerkship grading system from Honors/Pass/Fail (H/P/F) to Pass/Fail (P/F) on University of California, San Diego (UCSD) medical students’ academic performance.

    Authors: Susan GR McDuff, DeForest McDuff, Jennifer A Farace, Carolyn J Kelly, Maria C Savoia and Jess Mandel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:127

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2015 15:114

  37. Modern radiation oncology demands a thorough understanding of gross and cross-sectional anatomy for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Complex anatomic sites present challenges for learners and are not w...

    Authors: Leah D’Souza, Jasbir Jaswal, Francis Chan, Marjorie Johnson, Keng Yeow Tay, Kevin Fung and David Palma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:124

    Content type: Research article

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  38. There is a need for theoretically grounded and evidence-based interventions that enhance the use of research evidence in physical therapist practice. This paper and its companion paper introduce the Physical t...

    Authors: Julie K Tilson and Sharon Mickan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:125

    Content type: Debate

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  39. Problem-based curricula have provoked controversy amongst educators and students regarding outcome in medical graduates, supporting the need for longitudinal evaluation of curriculum change. As part of a longi...

    Authors: Gillian Laven, Dorothy Keefe, Paul Duggan and Anne Tonkin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:123

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Clinical research and audit in reproductive health is essential to improve reproductive health outcomes and to address the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. Research training, mentoring and a supportive pa...

    Authors: Alec J Ekeroma, Tim Kenealy, Boaz Shulruf, Lesley ME McCowan and Andrew Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:121

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Cervical Spinal Manipulation (CSM) is considered a high-level skill of the central nervous system because it requires bimanual coordinated rhythmical movements therefore necessitating training to achieve profi...

    Authors: Antonio I Cuesta-Vargas and Jonathan Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:120

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Massive resources are expended every year on cross-cultural communication training for physicians. Such training is a focus of continuing medical education nationwide and is part of the curriculum of virtually...

    Authors: Minal R Patel, Lara J Thomas, Kausar Hafeez, Matthew Shankin, Margaret Wilkin and Randall W Brown

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:118

    Content type: Study protocol

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