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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. While Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) has long occurred informally in medical education, in the past ten years, there has been increasing international interest in formally organised PAL, with many benefits for b...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Deborah McGregor and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:115

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide. Control and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, excess of body weight, smoki...

    Authors: Anne Thushara Matthias, Niroshan C Lokunarangoda and Ruvan Ekanayaka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:113

    Content type: Research article

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  3. One in four adults are estimated to be at medium to high risk of malnutrition when screened using the ‘Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool’ upon admission to hospital in the United Kingdom. The Need for Nutriti...

    Authors: Sumantra Ray, Celia Laur, Pauline Douglas, Minha Rajput-Ray, Mike van der Es, Jean Redmond, Timothy Eden, Marietta Sayegh, Laura Minns, Kate Griffin, Colin McMillan, Alfred Adiamah, Stephen Gillam and Joan Gandy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:109

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Self-directed learning is crucial to the professional development of nursing students, and which enables them to expand the knowledge and enhance the quality of their practice. A validated self-directed learni...

    Authors: Wang-qin Shen, Hong-lin Chen and Yan Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:108

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Standardised patients are used in medical education to expose students to clinical contexts and facilitate transition to clinical practice, and this approach is gaining momentum in physiotherapy programs. Expe...

    Authors: Allison M Mandrusiak, Rosemary Isles, Angela T Chang, Nancy L Low Choy, Rowena Toppenberg, Donna McCook, Michelle D Smith, Karina O’Leary and Sandra G Brauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:105

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The 4-stage approach (4-SA) is used as a didactic method for teaching practical skills in international courses on resuscitation and the structured care of trauma patients. The aim of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Katrin Schwerdtfeger, Saskia Wand, Oliver Schmid, Markus Roessler, Michael Quintel, Kay B Leissner and Sebastian G Russo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:104

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Oral presentations of clinical cases by medical students during medical rounds in hospital wards are a source of anxiety and little is known about how this anxiety can be alleviated. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Matthieu Schmidt, Yonathan Freund, Mickael Alves, Antoine Monsel, Vincent Labbe, Elsa Darnal, Jonathan Messika, Jerome Bokobza, Thomas Similowski and Alexandre Duguet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:103

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Older adults living in long term care (LTC) settings are vulnerable to fall-related injuries. There is a need to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to address fall injury prevention in LTC. Knowle...

    Authors: Laura B Dilley, Samantha M Gray, Aleksandra Zecevic, Gina Gaspard, Bobbi Symes, Fabio Feldman, Vicky Scott, Ryan Woolrych, Andrew Sixsmith, Heather McKay, Steve Robinovitch and Joanie Sims-Gould

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:102

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Neurology is complex, abstract, and difficult for students to learn. However, a good learning method for neurology clerkship training is required to help students quickly develop strong clinical thinking as we...

    Authors: Lian-Hong Yang, Long-Yuan Jiang, Bing Xu, Shu-Qiong Liu, Yan-Ran Liang, Jin-Hao Ye and En-Xiang Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:98

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The move to frame medical education in terms of competencies – the extent to which trainees “can do” a professional responsibility - is congruent with calls for accountability in medical education. However, th...

    Authors: Patricia B Mullan, Joy Williams, Preeti N Malani, Michelle Riba, Andrew Haig, Julie Perry, Joseph C Kolars, Rajesh Mangrulkar and Brent Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:91

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Many commencing junior doctors worldwide feel ill-prepared to deal with their new responsibilities, particularly prescribing. Simulation has been widely utilised in medical education, but the use of extended m...

    Authors: Gary D Rogers, Harry W McConnell, Nicole Jones de Rooy, Fiona Ellem and Marise Lombard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:90

    Content type: Research article

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  12. In 2011, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education implemented updated guidelines for medical resident duty hours, further limiting continuous work hours for first-year residents. We sought to in...

    Authors: Christa R Nevin, Andrea Cherrington, Brita Roy, David D Daly, J Martin Rodriguez, Mukesh Patel, Erin D Snyder, Angelo L Gaffo, Joseph Barney and James H Willig

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:84

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Observation of performance followed by feedback is the key to good teaching of communication skills in clinical practice. The fact that it occurs rarely is probably due to clinical supervisors’ perceived lack ...

    Authors: Noelle Junod Perron, Mathieu Nendaz, Martine Louis-Simonet, Johanna Sommer, Anne Gut, Bernard Cerutti, Cees P van der Vleuten and Diana Dolmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:80

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Educators continue to search for better strategies for medical education. Although the unifying theme of reforms was “increasing interest in, attention to, and understanding of the knowledge base structures”, ...

    Authors: Yu Qi Qiao, Jun Shen, Xiao Liang, Song Ding, Fang Yuan Chen, Li Shao, Qing Zheng and Zhi Hua Ran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:79

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In order to develop clinical reasoning, medical students must be able to integrate knowledge across traditional subject boundaries and multiple disciplines. At least two dimensions of integration have been ide...

    Authors: Albert S Li, Kenneth I Berger, David R Schwartz, William R Slater and David S Goldfarb

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:78

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Chinese medical universities typically have a high number of students, a shortage of teachers and limited equipment, and as such histology courses have been taught using traditional lecture-based formats, with...

    Authors: Yanping Tian, Wengang Xiao, Chengren Li, Yunlai Liu, Maolin Qin, Yi Wu, Lan Xiao and Hongli Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:74

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Inter-professional learning has been promoted as the solution to many clinical management issues. One such issue is the correct use of asthma inhaler devices. Up to 80% of people with asthma use their inhaler ...

    Authors: Sinthia Z Bosnic-Anticevich, Meg Stuart, Judith Mackson, Biljana Cvetkovski, Erica Sainsbury, Carol Armour, Sofia Mavritsakis, Gosia Mendrela, Pippa Travers-Mason and Margaret Williamson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:72

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Skills lab training has become a widespread tool in medical education, and nowadays, skills labs are ubiquitous among medical faculties across the world. An increasingly prevalent didactic approach in skills l...

    Authors: Mats Blohm, Markus Krautter, Jan Lauter, Julia Huber, Peter Weyrich, Wolfgang Herzog, Jana Jünger and Christoph Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:71

    Content type: Research article

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  19. As a conceptual review, this paper will debate relevant learning theories to inform the development, design and delivery of an effective educational programme for simulated team training relevant to health pro...

    Authors: Martin Stocker, Margarita Burmester and Meredith Allen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:69

    Content type: Debate

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  20. Skills-lab training as a methodological teaching approach is nowadays part of the training programs of almost all medical faculties. Specific ingredients have been shown to contribute to a successful learning ...

    Authors: Christoph Nikendei, Julia Huber, Jan Stiepak, Daniel Huhn, Jan Lauter, Wolfgang Herzog, Jana Jünger and Markus Krautter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:68

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Reflective writing enhances personal and professional development. It is essential for the teachers to be familiar with the students’ perceptions to improve the students’ learning. Our aim was to deepen the un...

    Authors: Mia Hemborg Kristiansson, Margareta Troein and Annika Brorsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:66

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The virtual clinical encounter (VCE) may function as an important support for medical students in or prior to clinical practice to train and ease communication and socioemotional interactions with patients. Few s...

    Authors: Olivier Courteille, Anna Josephson and Lars-Olof Larsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:64

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Hospital clerkships are considered crucial for acquiring competencies such as diagnostic reasoning and clinical skills. The actual learning process in the hospital remains poorly understood. This study investi...

    Authors: Robbert Duvivier, Renée Stalmeijer, Jan van Dalen, Cees van der Vleuten and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:61

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Recent surveys suggest few emergency medicine (EM) training programs have formal evidence-based medicine (EBM) or journal club curricula. Our primary objective was to describe the methods of EBM training in Ro...

    Authors: Joseph Bednarczyk, Merril Pauls, Jason Fridfinnson and Erin Weldon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Medical students, junior hospital doctors on rotation and general practice (GP) registrars are undertaking their training in clinical general practices in increasing numbers in Australia. Some practices have f...

    Authors: Jennifer S Thomson, Katrina Anderson, Emily Haesler, Amanda Barnard and Nicholas Glasgow

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:55

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Interprofessional education (IPE) has been recognized as an innovative approach for the development of a collaborative, practice-ready health workforce, but is not used consistently in undergraduate health pro...

    Authors: Conor Gilligan, Sue Outram and Tracy Levett-Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:52

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although several studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between perceived organizational support (POS) and job performance (JP), it remains unclear whether this relationship is appropriate...

    Authors: Xin Guan, Tao Sun, Yan Hou, Liang Zhao, Yi-Ze Luan and Li-Hua Fan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:50

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The aim of this study was to explore if a course consisting of lectures combined with simulator training in coronary angiography (CA) could accelerate the early learning curve when performing CA on patients.

    Authors: Ulf J Jensen, Jens Jensen, Göran Olivecrona, Gunnar Ahlberg, Bo Lagerquist and Per Tornvall

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:49

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The students’ motivation to learn basic sciences in health science curricula is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of different components of motivation (intrinsic mo...

    Authors: Antonio Campos-Sánchez, Juan Antonio López-Núñez, Víctor Carriel, Miguel-Ángel Martín-Piedra, Tomás Sola and Miguel Alaminos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:46

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The importance of using technologies such as e-learning in different disciplines is discussed in the literature. Researchers have measured the effectiveness of e-learning in a number of fields.

    Authors: Fariborz Moazami, Ehsan Bahrampour, Mohammad Reza Azar, Farzad Jahedi and Marzieh Moattari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:45

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Universities are increasingly organizing international exchange programs to meet the requirements of growing globalisation in the field of health care. Analyses based on the programs’ fundamental theoretical b...

    Authors: Fabian Jacobs, Karsten Stegmann and Matthias Siebeck

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:43

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Intimate physical examination skills are essential skills for any medical graduate to have mastered to an appropriate level for the safety of his or her future patients. Medical schools are entrusted with the ...

    Authors: Andra M Dabson, Parker J Magin, Gaynor Heading and Dimity Pond

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:39

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Walk-rounds, a common component of medical education, usually consist of a combination of teaching outside the patient room as well as in the presence of the patient, known as bedside teaching. The proportion ...

    Authors: David R Ward, William A Ghali, Alecia Graham and Jane B Lemaire

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:37

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Virtual worlds (VWs), in which participants navigate as avatars through three-dimensional, computer-generated, realistic-looking environments, are emerging as important new technologies for distance health edu...

    Authors: Marloes Schoonheim, Robin Heyden and John M Wiecha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:36

    Content type: Correspondence

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  35. Continuing pharmacy education is becoming mandatory in most countries in order to keep the professional license valid. Increasing number of pharmacists are now using e-learning as part of their continuing educ...

    Authors: Krzysztof Nesterowicz, Tadeusz Librowski and Samuel Edelbring

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:33

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Focused echocardiographic examinations performed by intensivists and emergency room physicians can be a valuable tool for diagnosing and managing the hemodynamic status of critically ill children. The aim of t...

    Authors: Heloisa A Gaspar, Samira S Morhy, Alessandro C Lianza, Werther B de Carvalho, Jose L Andrade, Rogério R do Prado, Cláudio Schvartsman and Artur F Delgado

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:25

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Health and social care professionals are well positioned to identify and intervene in cases of elder financial abuse. An evidence-based educational intervention was developed to advance practitioners’ decision...

    Authors: Priscilla Harries, Miranda Davies, Ken Gilhooly, Mary Gilhooly and Christopher Tomlinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:21

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Clinical reasoning is fundamental to all forms of professional health practice, however it is also difficult to teach and learn because it is complex, tacit, and effectively invisible for students. In this pap...

    Authors: Clare Delany and Clinton Golding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:20

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The development of graduate education in biostatistics and medical statistics is discussed in the context of training within a medical center setting. The need for medical researchers to employ a wide variety ...

    Authors: Michael B Brimacombe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:18

    Content type: Correspondence

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  40. While e-learning is enjoying increasing popularity as adjunct in modern teaching, studies on this topic should shift from mere evaluation of students’ satisfaction towards assessing its benefits on enhancement...

    Authors: David A Back, Nicole Haberstroh, Andrea Antolic, Kai Sostmann, Gerhard Schmidmaier and Eike Hoff

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:17

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Teacher training may improve teaching effectiveness, but it might also have paradoxical effects. Research on expertise development suggests that the integration of new strategies may result in a temporary dete...

    Authors: Jan Breckwoldt, Jörg Svensson, Christian Lingemann and Hans Gruber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:6

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Evidence based practice (EBP) requires that health professionals are competent in integrating the best evidence in their decision making. Being 'evidence-based’ requires skills and knowledge in epidemiology, b...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:170

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is a core unit delivered across many medical schools. Few studies have investigated the most effective method of teaching a course in EBM to medical students. The objective of thi...

    Authors: Dragan Ilic, William Hart, Patrick Fiddes, Marie Misso and Elmer Villanueva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:169

    Content type: Research article

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