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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. Surgeon suturing technology plays a pivotal role in patient recovery after laparoscopic surgery. Intracorporal suturing and knot tying in minimally invasive surgery are particularly challenging and represent a...

    Authors: Yu Zhao, Qiong Chen, Jia-Ning Hu, Qi Shen, Lu Xia, Lin-Zhi Yan, Yi Wang, Xiu-Jie Zhu, Wen-Ju Li, Yue Hu and Qiong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Nursing staff training in using observational pain assessment tools is highly important to improve the assessment of pain. The present study was conducted to examine the effect of two different training method...

    Authors: Kolsoum Deldar, Razieh Froutan, Alireza Sedaghat and Seyed Reza Mazlom

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:247

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Online patient simulations (OPS) are a novel method for teaching clinical reasoning skills to students and could contribute to reducing diagnostic errors. However, little is known about how best to implement a...

    Authors: Ruth Plackett, Angelos P. Kassianos, Maria Kambouri, Natasha Kay, Sophie Mylan, Jenny Hopwood, Patricia Schartau, Shani Gray, Jessica Timmis, Sarah Bennett, Chris Valerio, Veena Rodrigues, Emily Player, Willie Hamilton, Rosalind Raine, Stephen Duffy…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

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  4. As British medical students, we believe the impact that interprofessional education can have upon the future of healthcare to be a positive one. This is if it is implemented in health professions’ pre-registra...

    Authors: Regwaan Imtiaz Choudhury, Muhammed Aizaz us Salam, Jai Mathur and Sharfraz Riaz Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:242

    Content type: Correspondence

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  5. Mentored training approaches help build capacity for research through mentoring networks and skill building activities. Capacity for dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in cancer is needed and ment...

    Authors: Rebekah R. Jacob, Angeline Gacad, Christine Pfund, Margaret Padek, David A. Chambers, Jon F. Kerner, Anne Sales, Maureen Dobbins, Shiriki Kumanyika and Ross C. Brownson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:237

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The importance of mobile phones has become one of the new research topics in health professions education due to the ease of access and flexibility. Although novel approaches to health professions education re...

    Authors: Mahmoud Mansouri, Shoaleh Bigdeli, Afsaneh Dehnad, Zohreh Sohrabi, Somayeh Alizadeh and Mohammad Hasan Keshavarzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Medical educators need to integrate research skills within undergraduate medical curriculum to help students perceive their relevance to routine doctor’s practice. The current work aimed to assess the impact o...

    Authors: Z. Alrefaie, A. Al-Hayani, M. Hassanien and A. Hegazy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:229

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A simulation and model (SM) teaching aid using 3D printing was developed to improve a training course for total hip arthroplasty of adult developmental dysplasia of the hip (adult DDH-THA). We named this new m...

    Authors: Chenggong Wang, Yang Ouyang, Hua Liu, Can Xu, Han Xiao, Yihe Hu, Yusheng Li and Da Zhong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Ultrasound is being utilized more frequently to diagnose fractures in bone and track fracture reduction quickly, and without radiation exposure in the ED. Realistic and practical methods of teaching sonographi...

    Authors: Michael Weston, Dallin Elmer, Scott McIntosh and Nena Lundgreen Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being utilized across medical fields by engaging students in small group discussions. The readiness assurance test (RAT) is an essential feature that differentiates TB...

    Authors: Phan Nguyen Ngoc, Chao-Ling Cheng, Yen-Kuang Lin, Ming-Shun Wu, Jan-Show Chu and Kung-Pei Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Online courses have broken the boundaries in imparting knowledge. While in western countries e-learning in medical education is well accepted, it is still an upcoming field in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Kavitha Dhanasekaran, Roshani Babu, Vipin Kumar, Shalini Singh and Roopa Hariprasad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:220

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Audience response systems allow to activate the audience and to receive a direct feedback of participants during lectures. Modern systems do not require any proprietary hardware anymore. Students can directly ...

    Authors: Thorsten Schmidt, Anastasia Gazou, Angelika Rieß, Olaf Rieß, Kathrin Grundmann-Hauser, Ruth Falb, Malou Schadeck, Tilman Heinrich, Mahkameh Abeditashi, Jana Schmidt, Ulrike A. Mau-Holzmann and Kai P. Schnabel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  13. While patient-centred care improves patient outcomes, studies have shown that medical students become less patient-centred with time, so it is crucial to devise interventions that prevent this. We sought to de...

    Authors: Michael Harris, Anna-Lea Camenzind, Rita Fankhauser, Sven Streit and Roman Hari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:217

    Content type: Research article

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  14. During interprofessional clinical practice, compared to understanding of one’s own professional role and function, it might be more difficult to clarify the roles and contributions of the other health-care tea...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jie Guo, Yubin Wang, Dan Yan, Juan Liu, Yinghong Zhang and Xianmin Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Residency training includes positive and negative aspects. Well-trained doctors must be educated, but the process may bring additional risks to patients. Anesthesiologists’ performance when conducting neuraxia...

    Authors: Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Chao-Lun Lai, Fang-Ying Su, I-Shiang Tzeng and Li-Kuei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The effect of availability of lecture recordings on academic outcomes is not clear and it is not known whether these recordings change the association between lecture attendance and academic outcomes. Few surv...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  17. It is assumed that portfolios contribute to self-regulated learning (SRL). Presence of these SRL processes within the documentation kept in portfolios is presupposed in common educational practices, such as th...

    Authors: R. van der Gulden, S. Heeneman, A. W. M. Kramer, R. F. J. M. Laan, N. D. Scherpbier-de Haan and B. P. A. Thoonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Presently, educational programming is not standardized across radiation oncology (RO) training programs. Specifically, there are limited materials through national organizations or structured practice exams fo...

    Authors: Gabrielle W. Peters, Roy H. Decker, Henry S. Park, James B. Yu and Suzanne B. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:203

    Content type: Correspondence

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  19. Working in ad hoc teams in a health care environment is frequent but a challenging and complex undertaking. One way for teams to refine their teamwork could be through post-resuscitation reflection and debrief...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Daniel L. Oberholzer, Julia Freytag, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Juliane E. Kämmer, Thomas C. Sauter and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Medical Education research suffers from several methodological limitations including too many single institution, small sample-sized studies, limited access to quality data, and insufficient institutional supp...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Wilhite, Lisa Altshuler, Sondra Zabar, Colleen Gillespie and Adina Kalet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:199

    Content type: Database

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  21. Teaching complex motor skills at a high level remains a challenge in medical education. Established methods often involve large amounts of teaching time and material. The implementation of standardized videos ...

    Authors: Lukas B. Seifert, Benedikt Schnurr, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Robert Sader, Miriam Ruesseler and Jasmina Sterz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Mentorship has become a routine part of undergraduate training in health professions education. Although many health professions training institutions have successfully incorporated faculty-student mentorship ...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Scovia N. Mbalinda, Ian G. Munabi, David Kateete, Robert B. Opoka and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Global health experiences are an increasingly popular component of medical student curricula. There is little research on the impact of international medical electives embedded within long-standing, sustainabl...

    Authors: Emma R. Lawrence, Cheryl Moyer, Carrie Ashton, Bolade A. R. Ibine, Nauzley C. Abedini, Yaera Spraggins, Joseph C. Kolars and Timothy R. B. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been used for nearly three decades. Pharmacists use EMRs on a daily basis, but EMRs have only recently been incorporated into pharmacy education. Some pharmacy programs h...

    Authors: Olga O. Vlashyn, Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, Kimberly S. Illingworth Plake, Jamie L. Woodyard, Zachary A. Weber and Alissa L. Russ-Jara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The aim of this study was to investigate the amount and sources of stress in dental undergraduate students in Fujian, China, and the factors associated with stress.

    Authors: Xiu-Jiao Lin, Chang-Yuan Zhang, Song Yang, Ming-Lun Hsu, Hui Cheng, Jiang Chen and Hao Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Studies suggest medical students experience high levels of mental distress during training but are less likely, than other students, to access care due to stigma and concerns regarding career progression. In r...

    Authors: Rebecca Jacob, Tsz-yan Li, Zoe Martin, Amanda Burren, Peter Watson, Rhian Kant, Richard Davies and Diana F. Wood

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Children and adolescents with reproductive health issues may require immediate or emergency care, however in many countries availability of the pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) service is low. That being...

    Authors: Anna Torres, Magdalena Horodeńska, Grzegorz Witkowski and Kamil Torres

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Ethics teaching is globally considered an essential part of medical education fostering professionalism. It does not only provide knowledge for good clinical conduct, but also trains medical students as virtuo...

    Authors: Mustafa Volkan Kavas, Yesim Isil Ulman, Figen Demir, Fatih Artvinli, Melike Şahiner, Meral Demirören, Gamze Şenyürek, Işıl Pakiş and Nadi Bakırcı

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There is a global trend towards providing training for health professions students outside of tertiary academic complexes. In many countries, this shift places pressure on available sites and the resources at ...

    Authors: Susan C. Van Schalkwyk, Ian D. Couper, Julia Blitz and Marietjie R. De Villiers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Empathy is paramount in the doctor-patient relationship being a comprehensive and multidimensional concept. Self-ratings of empathy change across the years of medical education only when the Jefferson Scale of...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Rosendo, Mona-Lisa Coutinho, Katia Sophie Maurício, Isabel Neto and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The last two decades have seen revolutionary developments in both radiotherapy technology and postgraduate medical training. Trainees are expected to attain competencies using a mix of experiential learning, f...

    Authors: Gerard M. Walls, Gerard G. Hanna and James J. McAleer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Older persons consume disproportionately more healthcare resources than younger persons. Tri-Generational HomeCare (TriGen), a service-learning program, aims to reduce hospital admission rates amongst older pa...

    Authors: Kennedy Yao Yi Ng, Gloria Yao Chi Leung, Angeline Jie-Yin Tey, Jia Quan Chaung, Si Min Lee, Amrish Soundararajan, Ka Shing Yow, Nerice Heng Wen Ngiam, Tang Ching Lau, Sweet Fun Wong, Chek Hooi Wong and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  33. There are few studies that directly compared different interventions to improve medical students’ clinical reasoning for dermatologic conditions.

    Authors: Sungjun Choi, Sohee Oh, Dong Hun Lee and Hyun-Sun Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Despite the common practice of involving in-patients in the teaching of medical students little is known about the experience for patients. This study investigated inpatients' willingness, motivations and expe...

    Authors: Nathan G Rockey, Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Susan Romanski, Dennis Bierle, Matthew Bartlett and Magnus Halland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

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  35. To be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) when making decisions for individual patients, it is important to learn how to combine the best available evidence with the patient’s preferences and the ph...

    Authors: Lisanne S. Welink, Esther de Groot, Peter Pype, Kaatje Van Roy, Iris D. van den Wittenboer, Marie-Louise E. L. Bartelink and Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Undergraduate teaching of General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM) must ensure students acquire the necessary competencies and skills to perform an adequate GP/FM consultation with adequate annotations (the SO...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Silva and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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  37. For patients with cancer, being well informed by their oncologist about treatment options and the implications thereof is highly relevant. Communication skills training (CST) programs have shown to be effectiv...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Robert L. Hulsman, Marie José Kersten, Sandra van Dulmen and Ellen M. A. Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Direct observation of clinical task performance plays a pivotal role in competency-based medical education. Although formal guidelines require supervisors to engage in direct observations, research demonstrate...

    Authors: Laury P. J. W. M. de Jonge, Ilse Mesters, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Angelique A. Timmerman, Jean W. M. Muris, Anneke W. M. Kramer and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:134

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are daunting environments for physiotherapy (PT) students performing clinical rotations. To prepare students for this environment, a newly developed, evidence-based e-learning modul...

    Authors: Mel E. Major, Stephan P. J. Ramaekers, Raoul H. H. Engelbert and Marike Van der Schaaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:130

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Quality improvement (QI) is an essential component of modern clinical practice. Front-line professionals offer valuable perspectives on areas for improvement and are motivated to deliver change. In the UK, all...

    Authors: Elizabeth McGeorge, Charles Coughlan, Martha Fawcett and Robert Edward Klaber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:128

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Virtual reality (VR) is an innovation that permits the individual to discover and operate within three-dimensional (3D) environment to gain practical understanding. This research aimed to examine the general e...

    Authors: Jingjie Zhao, Xinliang Xu, Hualin Jiang and Yi Ding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  42. While the Association of American Medical Colleges encourages medical schools to incorporate quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) into their curriculum, medical students continue to have limited QI/P...

    Authors: Kevin P. Shah, Shreya Goyal, Vignesh Ramachandran, Jaden R. Kohn, Jonathan A. Go, Zachary Wiley, Anoosha Moturu, Meera K. Namireddy, Anjali Kumar, Ryan C. Jacobs, Matthew Stampfl, Jesal R. Shah, Justin Fu, Weijie V. Lin, Brandon Ho, Grace Wey…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:126

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The aim was to investigate if individual self-practice of the ABCDE approach (Airways, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure) in an immersive and interactive virtual reality (VR) application gave non-in...

    Authors: Helen Berg and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Aspects of the learning environment may be related to students` approaches to studying, but few studies have investigated these relationships in the context of occupational therapy education.

    Authors: Gry Mørk, Trine A. Magne, Tove Carstensen, Linda Stigen, Lene A. Åsli, Astrid Gramstad, Susanne G. Johnson and Tore Bonsaksen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:120

    Content type: Research article

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