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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. The traditional role of the faculty inpatient attending providing clinical care and effectively teaching residents and medical students is threatened by increasing documentation requirements, pressures to incr...

    Authors: Michael A Barone, Robert A Dudas, Rosalyn W Stewart, Julia A McMillan, George J Dover and Janet R Serwint

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:92

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As life expectancy increases, dementia incidence will also increase, creating a greater need for physicians well-trained to provide integrated geriatric care. However, research suggests medical students have l...

    Authors: Angela L Jefferson, Nicole G Cantwell, Laura K Byerly and Darby Morhardt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:80

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Medical students in clerkship are continuously confronted with real and relevant patient problems. To support clinical problem solving skills, students perform a Critical Appraisal of a Topic (CAT) task, often...

    Authors: Willem JM Koops, Cees PM van der Vleuten, Bas A de Leng and Luc HEH Snoeckx

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:79

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Previous studies addressing teaching and learning in point-of-care ultrasound have primarily focussed on image interpretation and not on the technical quality of the images. We hypothesized that a limited inte...

    Authors: Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen, Peter Juhl-Olsen, Dorte Guldbrand Nielsen, Berit Eika and Erik Sloth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:65

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Primary care physicians (PCPs) provide ~50 % of all mental health services in the U.S. Given the widening gap between patient mental health needs and resources available to meet those needs, there is an increa...

    Authors: A Catalina Triana, Michael M Olson and Dorothy B Trevino

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:64

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Medical education in Iraq is poorly assessed and there is a general lack of documented knowledge about the challenges facing this field and the needs for its development. This study aimed to assess the existin...

    Authors: Abubakir M Saleh, Namir G Al-Tawil and Tariq S Al-Hadithi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:59

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In the training of healthcare professionals, one of the advantages of communication training with simulated patients (SPs) is the SP's ability to provide direct feedback to students after a simulated clinical ...

    Authors: Claudia Schlegel, Ulrich Woermann, Jan-Joost Rethans and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:6

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The compressed curriculum in modern knowledge-intensive medicine demands useful tools to achieve approved learning aims in a limited space of time. Web-based learning can be used in different ways to enhance l...

    Authors: Mikael Nilsson, Jan Östergren, Uno Fors, Anette Rickenlund, Lennart Jorfeldt, Kenneth Caidahl and Gunilla Bolinder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:5

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Mobile technology is increasingly being used by clinicians to access up-to-date information for patient care. These offer learning opportunities in the clinical setting for medical students but the underlying ...

    Authors: Bethany S Davies, Jethin Rafique, Tim R Vincent, Jil Fairclough, Mark H Packer, Richard Vincent and Inam Haq

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:1

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Team-based learning (TBL), a new active learning method, has not been reported for neurology education. We aimed to determine if TBL was more effective than passive learning (PL) in improving knowledge outcome...

    Authors: Nigel CK Tan, Nagaendran Kandiah, Yiong Huak Chan, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Sze Haur Lee and Kevin Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:91

    Content type: Research article

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  38. It has long been acknowledged that medical students frequently focus their learning on that which will enable them to pass examinations, and that they use a range of study approaches and resources in preparing...

    Authors: Jianzhen Zhang, Raymond F Peterson and Ieva Z Ozolins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:87

    Content type: Research article

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  39. There is increasing attention to online learning as a convenient way of getting professional training. The number and popularity of online nursing continuing education programs are increasing rapidly in many c...

    Authors: Selcuk Karaman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:86

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Knowledge in natural sciences generally predicts study performance in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In order to reduce delay and dropout in the preclinical years, Hamburg Medical School decide...

    Authors: Johanna C Hissbach, Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:83

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Yearly surveys among the undergraduate students in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Karolinska Institutet have conveyed a wish for increased clinical training, and in particular, in surgical removal of mandib...

    Authors: Bodil Lund, Uno Fors, Ronny Sejersen, Eva-Lotta Sallnäs and Annika Rosén

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:82

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Few internal medicine residency programs provide formal ultrasound training. This study sought to assess the feasibility of simulation based ultrasound training among first year internal medicine residents and...

    Authors: Mira T Keddis, Michael W Cullen, Darcy A Reed, Andrew J Halvorsen, Furman S McDonald, Paul Y Takahashi and Anjali Bhagra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:75

    Content type: Research article

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  43. One of the toughest tasks in any profession is the deliverance of death notification. Marathon Death is an exercise conducted during the fourth year of medical school in northern Sweden to prepare students for...

    Authors: Anna Nordström, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Tomas Grysell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:74

    Content type: Research article

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