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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. The Trigger Review Method (TRM) is a structured approach to screening clinical records for undetected patient safety incidents (PSIs) and identifying learning and improvement opportunities. In Scotland, TRM pa...

    Authors: John McKay, Carl de Wet, Moya Kelly and Paul Bowie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:117

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite rapid growth and development of medical technology, personal relationship between the patient and physician remains the basis of high quality treatment. The aim of our study was to develop, implement a...

    Authors: Nataša Mrduljaš Đujić, Edi Žitnik, Ljubica Pavelin, Dubravka Bačić, Mia Boljat, Davorka Vrdoljak, Ivančica Pavličević, Ana Radica Dvornik, Ana Marušić and Matko Marušić

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Virtual Patients (VPs) have been used in undergraduate healthcare education for many years. This project is focused on using VPs for training professionals to care for highly vulnerable patient populations. Th...

    Authors: Solvig Ekblad, Richard F Mollica, Uno Fors, Ioannis Pantziaras and James Lavelle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:110

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Science involves publishing results, but many scientists do not master this. We introduced dictation as a method of producing a manuscript draft, participating in writing teams and attending a writing retreat ...

    Authors: Lene Spanager, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jakob Burcharth and Jacob Rosenberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:106

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Asynchronous, computer based instruction is cost effective, allows self-directed pacing and review, and addresses preferences of millennial learners. Current research suggests there is no significant differenc...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Azadeh Jalali, Samuel Clarke, Pamela Dyne, Tahlia Spector and Wendy Coates

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:105

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Continuous development and use of new technologies and methodologies are key features in improving the learning, performance, and skills of medical students and students of all health care professions. Althoug...

    Authors: Che-Wei Lin, Daniel L Clinciu, Mark H Swartz, Chien-Chih Wu, Gi-Shih Lien, Cho-Yu Chan, Fei-Peng Lee and Yu-Chuan Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:102

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Teacher feedback on student reflective writing is recommended to improve learners’ reflective competence. To be able to improve teacher feedback on reflective writing, it is essential to gain insight into whic...

    Authors: Hanke Dekker, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Jos W Snoek, Thys van der Molen and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:94

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Medical schools are currently charged with a lack of education as far as empathic/relational skills and the meaning of being a health-care provider are concerned, thus leading to increased interest in medical ...

    Authors: Carla Gramaglia, Amalia Jona, Fredrica Imperatori, Eugenio Torre and Patrizia Zeppegno

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:90

    Content type: Debate

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  9. Building on a series of higher educational arts/medicine initiatives, an interdisciplinary drawing module themed on the human body was developed for both year 3 Craft students and year 3 Medicine degree studen...

    Authors: Philippa Lyon, Patrick Letschka, Tom Ainsworth and Inam Haq

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:86

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Most assessments of the quality of postgraduate training are based on anonymised questionnaires of trainees. We report a comprehensive assessment of the quality of training at a large postgraduate psychiatry t...

    Authors: Mukhtar Bizrah, Eduardo Iacoponi, Elizabeth Parker, Janice Rymer, Amy Iversen and Simon Wessely

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:85

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Learning to provide feedback on a peer’s performance in formative clinical assessments can be a valuable way of enriching the students’ own learning experience. Students are often reluctant to provide honest, ...

    Authors: Annette W Burgess, Chris Roberts, Kirsten I Black and Craig Mellis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:79

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Teaching the steps of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to undergraduate as well as postgraduate health care professionals is crucial for implementation of effective, beneficial health care practices and abandonme...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Taryn Young and Susan van Schalkwyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:77

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Of more than the 2,323 recognized and operating medical schools in 177 countries (world wide) not all are subjected to external evaluation and accreditation procedures. Quality Assurance in medical education i...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Kenneth Opio, Noeline Nakasujja, William Buwembo, Stephen C Kijjambu, Shafik Dharamsi, Sam Luboga, Nelson K Sewankambo and Robert Woollard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:73

    Content type: Correspondence

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  14. Simulation as a pedagogical approach has been used in health professional education to address the need to safely develop effective clinical skills prior to undertaking clinical practice. However, evidence for...

    Authors: Susannah Brady, Fiona Bogossian, Kristen Gibbons, Andrew Wells, Pauline Lyon, Donna Bonney, Melanie Barlow and Anne Jackson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:72

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. With the introduction of integrated problem-based learning (PBL) program in the medical curriculum, there is a need to create laboratory classes that suit students’ learning needs and the changes introduced to...

    Authors: Samy A Azer, Rana Hasanato, Sami Al-Nassar, Ali Somily and Muslim M AlSaadi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:71

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Competition and education are intimately related and can be combined in many ways. The role of competition in medical education of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has not been investigated. In order to enhance t...

    Authors: Yi-Hao Weng, Ken N Kuo, Chun-Yuh Yang, Hsun-Hsiang Liao, Chiehfeng Chen, Heng-Lien Lo, Wui-Chiang Lee and Ya-Wen Chiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:66

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The current paradigm of arthroscopic training lacks objective evaluation oftechnical ability and its adequacy is concerning given the acceleratingcomplexity of the field. To combat insufficiencies, emphasis is...

    Authors: Justin L Hodgins and Christian Veillette

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:61

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Central line catheter insertion is a complex procedure with a high cognitive load for novices. Providing a prepackaged all-inclusive kit is a simple measure that may reduce the cognitive load. We assessed whet...

    Authors: Yelena Fenik, Nora Celebi, Robert Wagner, Christoph Nikendei, Frederike Lund, Stephan Zipfel, Reimer Riessen and Peter Weyrich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:60

    Content type: Research article

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  19. With the increasing use of competency-based evaluations we now have more and better ways to identify performance deficiencies in our learners. Yet the emphasis placed on identifying deficiencies appears to exc...

    Authors: Kevin McLaughlin, Pamela Veale, Joann McIlwrick, Janet de Groot and Bruce Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:56

    Content type: Correspondence

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  20. Learning physical examination skills is an essential element of medical education. Teaching strategies include practicing the skills either alone or in-group. It is unclear whether students benefit more from t...

    Authors: Bernard Martineau, Sílvia Mamede, Christina St-Onge, Remy MJP Rikers and Henk G Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:55

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities promotes equal rights of people with a disability in all aspects of their life including their education. In Australia, Disability Discri...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Amanda Johnson, Trevor Allan and Kirrilee Phillips

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:54

    Content type: Correspondence

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  22. While there is evidence to suggest that teaching practices in clinical education should include activities that more accurately reflect the real world, many educators base their teaching on transmission models...

    Authors: Michael Rowe, Jose Frantz and Vivienne Bozalek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:51

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The need for effective training of primary care physicians in the prevention, detection and handling of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been widely acknowledged, given its frequency in daily practice. The ...

    Authors: Maria Papadakaki, Eleni Petridou, Manolis Kogevinas and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:46

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The challenge of imparting a large amount of knowledge within a limited time period in a way it is retained, remembered and effectively interpreted by a student is considerable. This has resulted in crucial ch...

    Authors: Lasitha Samarakoon, Tharanga Fernando, Chaturaka Rodrigo and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:42

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Educational computer games are examples of computer-assisted learning objects, representing an educational strategy of growing interest. Given the changes in the digital world over the last decades, students o...

    Authors: Silmara Rondon, Fernanda Chiarion Sassi and Claudia Regina Furquim de Andrade

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:30

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Inexperienced interns are responsible for most iatrogenic complications after urethral catheterization (UC). Although training on simulators is common, little is known about the transfer of learned skills to r...

    Authors: Tobias Todsen, Mikael V Henriksen, Charles B Kromann, Lars Konge, Jesper Eldrup and Charlotte Ringsted

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:29

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although preparation for educational activities is considered beneficial for student learning, many students do not perform preparatory assignments. This phenomenon has received little attention in the literat...

    Authors: Marlien W Aalbers, Juliette Hommes, Jan-Joost Rethans, Tjaart Imbos, Arno MM Muijtjens and Maarten G M Verwijnen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:27

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Currently only a few reports exist on how to prepare medical students for skills laboratory training. We investigated how students and tutors perceive a blended learning approach using virtual patients (VPs) a...

    Authors: Ronny Lehmann, Hans Martin Bosse, Anke Simon, Christoph Nikendei and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:23

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Many medical schools have embraced small group learning methods in their undergraduate curricula. Given increasing financial constraints on universities, active learning groups like seminars (with 25 students ...

    Authors: Annemarie Spruijt, Ineke Wolfhagen, Harold Bok, Eva Schuurmans, Albert Scherpbier, Peter van Beukelen and Debbie Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:22

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Language and cultural differences could be a limiting factor for the international exchange of Virtual Patients (VPs), especially for small countries and languages of limited circulation. Our research evaluate...

    Authors: Valentin Muntean, Tudor Calinici, Stefan Tigan and Uno GH Fors

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:21

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Little empirical data are available on the extent to which capacity-building programs in research ethics prepare trainees to apply ethical reasoning skills to the design, conduct, or review of research. A rand...

    Authors: Francis H Barchi, Megan Kasimatis-Singleton, Mary Kasule, Pilate Khulumani and Jon F Merz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:14

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Students regard biological science as one of the most difficult components of the nursing curriculum. However, a good understanding of this area is essential for effective nursing practice. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Alison Mostyn, Claire M Jenkinson, Damion McCormick, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:12

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The most common teaching method used in China is lecturing, but recently, efforts have been widely undertaken to promote the transition from teacher-centered to student-centered education. The patient-oriented...

    Authors: Zhiren Zhang, Wei Liu, Junfeng Han, Sheng Guo and Yuzhang Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:11

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The amount of information needed by doctors has exploded. The nature of knowledge (explicit and tacit) and processes of knowledge acquisition and participation are complex. Aiming to assist workplace learning,...

    Authors: Wendy Hardyman, Alison Bullock, Alice Brown, Sophie Carter-Ingram and Mark Stacey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:6

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Successful cecal intubation (SCI) is not only a quality indicator but also an important marker in a colonoscopy trainee’s progress. We conducted this study to determine factors predicting SCI in colonoscopy tr...

    Authors: Hong-Jun Park, Jin-Heon Hong, Hyun-Soo Kim, Bo-Ra Kim, So-Yeon Park, Ki-Won Jo and Jae-Woo Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:5

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Web 2.0 sites such as YouTube have become a useful resource for knowledge and are used by medical students as a learning resource. This study aimed at assessing videos covering the nervous system examination o...

    Authors: Samy A Azer, Sarah M AlEshaiwi, Hala A AlGrain and Rana A AlKhelaif

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:126

    Content type: Research article

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  37. A strategy for reducing mental illness-related stigma in health-profession students is to include contact-based sessions in their educational curricula. In such sessions students are able to interact socially ...

    Authors: Scott B Patten, Alfred Remillard, Leslie Phillips, Geeta Modgill, Andrew CH Szeto, Aliya Kassam and David M Gardner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:120

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In the world of technology, when today's student is approaching the on-line /distance learning in the open universities and doing on-line self-assessment, the classroom learning is vanishing slowly. Globally, ...

    Authors: Rajani A Dable, Babita R Pawar, Jaykumar R Gade, Prasanth M Anandan, Girish S Nazirkar and Jyoti T Karani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:118

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters after intermittent intravenous infusion (III) of antibiotics, such as aminoglycosides or vancomycin, has traditionally been a difficult subject for students in clinical...

    Authors: Reza Mehvar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:116

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The use of anonymous audience response technology (ART) to actively engage students in classroom learning has been evaluated positively across multiple settings. To date, however, there has been no empirical e...

    Authors: Alison Mostyn, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:113

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Although systematic use of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand internationally endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Perinatal Mortality (PSANZ-CPG) improves health outcomes, implementation i...

    Authors: Janet I Vaughan, Heather E Jeffery, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Adrienne Gordon, Jane Hirst, David A Hill and Susan Arbuckle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:108

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Electrochemotherapy is a local treatment that utilizes electric pulses in order to achieve local increase in cytotoxicity of some anticancer drugs. The success of this treatment is highly dependent on paramete...

    Authors: Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza, Tadej Kotnik and Damijan Miklavčič

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:102

    Content type: Software

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  43. Focused emergency echocardiography performed by non-cardiologists has been shown to be feasible and effective in emergency situations. During resuscitation a short focused emergency echocardiography has been s...

    Authors: Matthias Kühl, Robert Wagner, Markus Bauder, Yelena Fenik, Reimer Riessen, Maria Lammerding-Köppel, Meinrad Gawaz, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Peter Weyrich and Nora Celebi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:101

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Medical students as future clinicians will apply their anatomy knowledge in medical imaging. There are various radiological resources available for the medical students to learn anatomy and contextualise it to...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy and Roger F Searle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:99

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The advantages of using simulators in skills training are generally recognized, but simulators are often too expensive for medical schools in developing countries. Cheaper locally-made models (or part-task tra...

    Authors: Trung Q Tran, Albert Scherpbier, Jan Van Dalen and Pamela E Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:98

    Content type: Research article

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