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BMC Medical Education

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Distance Learning (DL) is a means to overcome the barriers that prevent health workers access to medical education and training sessions to update their knowledge. The main objective of this study is to compar...

    Authors: Lanto Barthelemy Rakototiana, Rajabo and Serge Gottot

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:152

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Video-based feedback has been shown to aid knowledge retention, skills learning and improve team functionality. We explored the use of video-based feedback and low fidelity simulation for training rural health...

    Authors: Zainab Oseni, Hla Hla Than, Edyta Kolakowska, Lauren Chalmers, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Rose McGready

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:149

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Progress testing was introduced to the MBChB programme at the University of Auckland in 2013. As there has been a focus in published literature on aspects relating to the format or function of progress tests, ...

    Authors: Jill Yielder, Andy Wearn, Yan Chen, Marcus A. Henning, Jennifer Weller, Steven Lillis, Vernon Mogol and Warwick Bagg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:148

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The serious consequences of inaccurate diagnosis of acute otitis media have led to a call for greater education to develop proficient pediatric otoscopy skills. Despite the clinical and educational needs, peer...

    Authors: Caroline R. Paul, Craig L. Gjerde, Gwen McIntosh and Lori S. Weber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:146

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about how best to implement portfolio-based learning in medical school. We evaluated the introduction of a formative e-portfolio-based supervision pilot for final year medical students by seeki...

    Authors: Gillian H. S. Vance, Bryan Burford, Ethan Shapiro and Richard Price

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:141

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Sufficient preparedness is important for transitions to workplace participation and learning in clinical settings. This study aims to analyse medical students’ preparedness for early clerkships using a three-d...

    Authors: Josefin Bosch, Asja Maaz, Tanja Hitzblech, Ylva Holzhausen and Harm Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:140

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Using simulated learning environments with standardised patients (SPs) provides a way to scaffold the development of skills for patient safety in a low risk environment. There are no data regarding whether add...

    Authors: Anna C. Phillips, Shylie F. Mackintosh, Alison Bell and Kylie N. Johnston

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:133

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Students commencing their medical training arrive with different educational backgrounds and a diverse range of learning experiences. Consequently, students would have developed preferred approaches to acquiri...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Torrano, Syed Ali and Chee-Kai Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:131

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A growing number of patients require overview and management in both primary and secondary care. This situation requires that primary and secondary care professionals have well developed collaborative skills. ...

    Authors: Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Elisabeth A. M. Laro, Jacqueline de Graaf and Nynke D. Scherpbier-de Haan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:125

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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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