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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. The literature on simulated or standardized patient (SP) methodology is expanding. However, at the level of the program, there are several gaps in the literature. We seek to fill this gap through documenting e...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Diana Tabak, Tanya Tierney, Carine Layat-Burn, Anja Robb, Susan Clark, Tracy Morrison, Norma Jones, Rachel Ellis, Cathy Smith, Nancy McNaughton, Kerry Knickle, Jenny Higham and Roger Kneebone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:69

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Research evidence suggests that journal clubs (JCs) are one approach which can be used to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. However, there are issues which potentially threaten their viabi...

    Authors: Lucylynn M Lizarondo, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:66

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Despite the high burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, few generalists are comfortable teaching MSK physical examination (PE) skills. Patient Partners® in Arthritis (PP®IA) is a standardized patient educator ...

    Authors: Anna E Oswald, Mary J Bell, Jeffrey Wiseman and Linda Snell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:65

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Effective use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) requires learning proper insertion technique in normal patients undergoing routine surgical procedures. However, there is a move towards simulation training for...

    Authors: Elpiniki Laiou, Thomas H Clutton-Brock, Richard J Lilford and Celia A Taylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:57

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In Australia, training for general practice (GP) occurs within private practices and their involvement in teaching can have significant financial costs. At the same time there are growing demands for clinical ...

    Authors: Caroline O Laurence, Linda E Black, Carolyn Cheah and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:45

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We comp...

    Authors: Rakesh Aggarwal, Nikhil Gupte, Nancy Kass, Holly Taylor, Joseph Ali, Anant Bhan, Amita Aggarwal, Stephen D Sisson, Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Jane McKenzie-White, John McGready, Paolo Miotti and Robert C Bollinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:37

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Cultural competence, the ability to work in cross-cultural situations, has been acknowledged as a core skill for physiotherapists and other health professionals. Literature in this area has focused on the rati...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Cherie Wells and Karen Grimmer-Somers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:34

    Content type: Correspondence

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