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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. Content type: Research article

    Since the introduction of the e-learning electrocardiogram (ECG) course ‘ECG Online’ into the curriculum at the University of Ulm, a small but relatively constant number of students have decided not to partici...

    Authors: Oliver Keis, Claudia Grab, Achim Schneider and Wolfgang Öchsner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:194

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Increasingly, medical students are trained at sites away from the tertiary academic health centre. A growing body of literature identifies the benefits of decentralised clinical training for students, the heal...

    Authors: Marietjie de Villiers, Susan van Schalkwyk, Julia Blitz, Ian Couper, Kalavani Moodley, Zohray Talib and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:196

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Although blended learning has the potential to enhance the student experience, both in terms of engagement and flexibility, it can be difficult to effectively restructure existing courses. To achieve these goa...

    Authors: Cristan Herbert, Gary M. Velan, Wendy M. Pryor and Rakesh K. Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:197

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic errors occur frequently in daily clinical practice and put patients’ safety at risk. There is an urgent need to improve education on clinical reasoning to reduce diagnostic errors. However, little i...

    Authors: Leah T. Braun, Laura Zwaan, Jan Kiesewetter, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:191

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Quality of supervision is a major predictor for successful PhD projects. A survey showed that almost all PhD students in the Health Sciences in Denmark indicated that good supervision was important for the com...

    Authors: Rie Raffing, Thor Bern Jensen and Hanne Tønnesen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:188

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  6. Content type: Research article

    E-learning involves delivery of education through Information and Communication Technology (ITC) using a wide variety of instructional designs, including synchronous and asynchronous formats. It can be as effe...

    Authors: Sharon Lawn, Xiaojuan Zhi and Andrea Morello

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:183

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A hospital with all its brimming activity constitutes a unique learning environment for medical students. However, to organise high-quality education within this context is a task of great complexity. This pap...

    Authors: Anna Kiessling, Martin Roll and Peter Henriksson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:185

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Clinical teachers in medical schools are faced with the challenging task of delivering high-quality patient care, producing high-impact research and contributing to undergraduate medical education all at the s...

    Authors: S. Schiekirka-Schwake, S. Anders, N. von Steinbüchel, J. C. Becker and T. Raupach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:178

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Adequate estimation and communication of risks is a critical competence of physicians. Due to an evident lack of these competences, effective training addressing risk competence during medical education is nee...

    Authors: C. Spreckelsen and J. Juenger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:177

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  10. Content type: Research article

    An important aspect of virtual patients (VPs), which are interactive computer-based patient scenarios, is authenticity. This includes design aspects, but also how a VP collection represents a patient populatio...

    Authors: M. Urresti-Gundlach, D. Tolks, C. Kiessling, M. Wagner-Menghin, A. Härtl and I. Hege

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:174

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Use of podcasts has several advantages in medical education. Podcasts can be of different types based on their length: short (1–5 min), moderate (6–15 min) and long (>15 min) duration. Short-duration podcasts ...

    Authors: S.S. Prakash, N. Muthuraman and R. Anand

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:167

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study is to compare two different instructional methods in the curricular use of computerized virtual patients in undergraduate medical education. We aim to investigate whether using many...

    Authors: Fabian Schubach, Matthias Goos, Götz Fabry, Werner Vach and Martin Boeker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:165

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Screening and counseling for genetic conditions is an increasingly important part of primary care practice, particularly given the paucity of genetic counselors in the United States. However, primary care phys...

    Authors: Michael S. Wilkes, Frank C. Day, Tonya L. Fancher, Haley McDermott, Erik Lehman, Robert A. Bell and Michael J. Green

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:163

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition that affects between 1 and 5% of the general population and lies within the spectrum of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). FMS can be difficult to diagno...

    Authors: V. Silverwood, C.A. Chew-Graham, I. Raybould, B. Thomas and S. Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:160

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Outcome- or competency-based education is well established in medical and health sciences education. Curricula are based on courses where students develop their competences and assessment is also usually cours...

    Authors: Kristina Orban, Maria Ekelin, Gudrun Edgren, Olof Sandgren, Pia Hovbrandt and Eva K. Persson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:158

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Frameworks like the CanMEDS model depicting professional roles and specific professional activities provide guidelines for postgraduate education. When medical graduates start their residency, they should poss...

    Authors: Sophie Fürstenberg, Kristina Schick, Jana Deppermann, Sarah Prediger, Pascal O. Berberat, Martina Kadmon and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:154

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Despite great advances, China’s postgraduate education faces many problems, for example traditional lecture-based learning (LBL) method provides fewer oppotunities to apply knowledge in a working situation. Ta...

    Authors: Yanping Tian, Chengren Li, Jiali Wang, Qiyan Cai, Hanzhi Wang, Xingshu Chen, Yunlai Liu, Feng Mei, Lan Xiao, Rui Jian and Hongli Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:153

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    960,678 downloads
    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions

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