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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

    Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory ...

    Authors: Bridget Kool, Michelle R. Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony and Susan Wells

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:91

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Vodcasts (video podcasts) are becoming increasingly popular in medical education. At A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU SOMA), vodcasts are an essential component of our blen...

    Authors: Robin K. Pettit, Marjorie Kinney and Lise McCoy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:89

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Treating patients is complex, and research shows that there are differences in cognitive resources between physicians who experience difficulties, and those who do not. It is possible that differences in some ...

    Authors: Fiona Patterson, Fran Cousans, Iain Coyne, Jo Jones, Sheona Macleod and Lara Zibarras

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:87

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Being exposed to good teachers has been shown to enhance students’ knowledge and their clinical performance, but little is known about the underlying psychological mechanisms that provide the basis for being a...

    Authors: Christoph Dybowski, Susanne Sehner and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:84

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Teaching Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is becoming a priority in the healthcare process. For undergraduates, it has been proved that integrating multiple strategies in teaching EBM yields better results than a...

    Authors: Ammar Sabouni, Yamama Bdaiwi, Saad L. Janoudi, Lubaba O. Namous, Tarek Turk, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Fatima Abbas and Ruba Zuhri Yafi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:82

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To identify facilitators and barriers that residents, medical and nursing students perceive in their Interprofessional Education (IPE) in a clinical setting with other healthcare students.

    Authors: Cora L.F. Visser, Johannes C.F. Ket, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:77

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Midwifery education in Norway has undergone radical reforms in the past few decades. In 2004, the compulsory year of paid internship was removed from the requirement to become an authorised midwife. Since then...

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Anne Margrethe Fylkesnes and Lena Henriksen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:80

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Physicians in both Western and Eastern countries are being confronted by changes in health care delivery systems and medical professionalism values. The traditional concept of “In-Sul” (benevolent art) and the...

    Authors: So-Youn Park, Changwoo Shon, Oh Young Kwon, Tai Young Yoon and Ivo Kwon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:79

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Communication skills are essential in a patient-centred health service and therefore in medical teaching. Although significant differences in communication behaviour of male and female students are known, gend...

    Authors: Joachim Graf, Robert Smolka, Elisabeth Simoes, Stephan Zipfel, Florian Junne, Friederike Holderried, Annette Wosnik, Anne M. Doherty, Karina Menzel and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:75

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Learning outcomes may be a result of several factors including the learning environment, students’ predispositions, study efforts, cultural factors and approaches towards studying. This study examined the infl...

    Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Ted Brown, Hua Beng Lim and Kenneth Fong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:76

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  11. Content type: Debate

    Several research areas, including medical education (ME), focus on empathy as an important topic in interpersonal relationships. This focus is central to the use of communication skills related to empathy and ...

    Authors: Henriette Löffler-Stastka, Felicitas Datz, Karoline Parth, Ingrid Preusche, Xenia Bukowski and Charles Seidman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:74

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Audience response devices, or “clickers”, have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience b...

    Authors: Niall T. Stevens, Hélène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska and Hilary Humphreys

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:70

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Various feedback characteristics have been suggested to positively influence student learning. It is not clear how these feedback characteristics contribute to students’ perceived learning value of feedback in...

    Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Elisabeth A. Van Hell, Wouter Kerdijk, Ova Emilia, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:69

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  14. Content type: Research article

    There is a need to develop effective educational experience in neurology to improve the students’ skills in diagnosing and managing patients with neurological symptoms or disease. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Hanna Ansakorpi, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti and Raimo Kaasila

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:68

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring that all medical students achieve adequate clinical skills remains a challenge, yet the correct performance of clinical skills is critical for all fields of medicine. This study analyzes the influence...

    Authors: Sebastian H. Hoefer, Jasmina Sterz, Bernd Bender, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Marius Theis, Felix Walcher, Robert Sader and Miriam Ruesseler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:65

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Electronic medical records (EMR) are more used in university hospitals, but the use of EMR by medical students at the workplace is still a challenge, because the conflict of interest between medical accountabi...

    Authors: Ivan Solarte and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:55

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common human birth defect, and clinicians need to understand the anatomy to effectively care for patients with CHD. However, standard two-dimensional (2D) display met...

    Authors: Yue-Hin Loke, Ashraf S. Harahsheh, Axel Krieger and Laura J. Olivieri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:54

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Interpreting an electrocardiogram (ECG) is not only one of the most important parts of clinical diagnostics but also one of the most difficult topics to teach and learn. In order to enable medical students to ...

    Authors: Zeng Rui, Xiang Lian-rui, Yue Rong-zheng, Zeng Jing, Wan Xue-hong and Zuo Chuan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:53

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although physicians believe that medical errors should be disclosed to patients and their families, they often hesitate to do so. In this study, we assessed the effectiveness of an education program for medica...

    Authors: Chan Woong Kim, Sun Jung Myung, Eun Kyung Eo and Yerim Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:52

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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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