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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: Debate

    One Health is an emerging concept that stresses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, as well as the need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to address health issues ...

    Authors: Peter M. Rabinowitz, Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz, Laura H. Kahn, Richard Kock and Marguerite Pappaioanou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:45

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Excellence in Graduate Medical Education requires the right clinical environment with an appropriate workload where residents have enough patients to gain proficiency in medicine with optimal time for reflecti...

    Authors: Michele Fang, Eric Linson, Manish Suneja and Ethan F. Kuperman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:44

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety education, as well as the safety climate at clinical rotations, has an impact on students’ attitudes. We explored medical students’ self-reported motivation to participate in simulation-based te...

    Authors: Cecilia Escher, Johan Creutzfeldt, Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Ann Kjellin and Li Felländer-Tsai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:37

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The majority of human errors in healthcare originate from cognitive errors or biases. There is dearth of evidence around relative prevalence and significance of various cognitive errors amongst doctors in thei...

    Authors: Shivesh Prakash, Shailesh Bihari, Penelope Need, Cyle Sprick and Lambert Schuwirth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:36

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  5. Content type: Research article

    With the aging of the population comes a greater need for geriatric and gerontology teaching. However, there is currently a dearth of investigations on the impact of different educational methodologies for tea...

    Authors: Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Giancarlo Lucchetti, Isabella Noceli de Oliveira, Alexander Moreira-Almeida and Oscarina da Silva Ezequiel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:35

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Existing theories of self-directed learning (SDL) have emphasized the importance of process, personal, and contextual factors. Previous medical education research has largely focused on the process of SDL. We ...

    Authors: Adam P. Sawatsky, John T. Ratelle, Sara L. Bonnes, Jason S. Egginton and Thomas J. Beckman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:31

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Doctors often find dialogues about death difficult. In Norway, 45% of deaths take place in nursing homes. Newly qualified medical doctors serve as house officers in nursing homes during internship. Little is k...

    Authors: Anette Fosse, Sabine Ruths, Kirsti Malterud and Margrethe Aase Schaufel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:27

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Learner-Centered Student-run Clinic (LC-SRC) was designed to teach and train prescribing skills grounded in a real-life context, to provide students with early clinical experience and responsibility. The c...

    Authors: Tim Schutte, Jelle Tichelaar, Ramon S. Dekker, Abel Thijs, Theo P. G. M. de Vries, Rashmi A. Kusurkar, Milan C. Richir and Michiel A. van Agtmael

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:23

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  9. Content type: Research article

    As medical education develops into a varied and well-developed field of research, the issue of quality research anchored in or generating theory has gained increasing importance. Medical education researchers ...

    Authors: Klara Bolander Laksov, Tim Dornan and Pim W. Teunissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:18

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research to inform effective pedagogies for teaching global health to undergraduate medical students. Theoretically, using a combination of teaching pedagogies typically used in ‘international...

    Authors: Mark Ambrose, Linda Murray, Nicholas E. Handoyo, Deif Tunggal and Nick Cooling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Professional socialisation and identity arise from interactions occurring within university-based interprofessional education, and workplace-based interprofessional practice experience. However, it is unclear ...

    Authors: Helena Ward, Lyn Gum, Stacie Attrill, Donald Bramwell, Iris Lindemann, Sharon Lawn and Linda Sweet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Instant messaging applications have the potential to improve and facilitate communication between hospital doctors and students, hence generating and improving learning opportunities. This study aims to demons...

    Authors: Lewis Raiman, Richard Antbring and Asad Mahmood

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Learning to perform pelvic and breast examinations produces anxiety for many medical students. Clerkship directors have long sought strategies to help students become comfortable with the sensitive nature of t...

    Authors: Lorraine Dugoff, Archana Pradhan, Petra Casey, John L. Dalrymple, Jodi F. Abbott, Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, Alice Chuang, Amie J. Cullimore, David A. Forstein, Brittany S. Hampton, Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, Nadine T. Katz, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Sarah M. Page-Ramsey, Abigail Wolf and Nancy A. Hueppchen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:314

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Students in biomedical disciplines require understanding of normal and abnormal microscopic appearances of human tissues (histology and histopathology). For this purpose, practical classes in these disciplines...

    Authors: Michael Sahota, Betty Leung, Stephanie Dowdell and Gary M. Velan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:311

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The process of using a scalpel, like all other motor activities, is dependent upon the successful integration of afferent (sensory), cognitive and efferent (motor) processes. During learning of these skills, e...

    Authors: Ryan S Causby, Michelle N McDonnell, Lloyd Reed and Susan L Hillier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:309

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Establishing a strong link early on between preclinical coursework and the clinical context is necessary for students to be able to recognize the practical relevance of the curriculum during their preclinical ...

    Authors: Nicole Rafai, Martin Lemos, Lieven Nils Kennes, Ayichah Hawari, Susanne Gerhardt-Szép and Irmgard Classen-Linke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:305

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Good communication is a major factor in delivering high quality in care. Research indicates that current communication skills training alone might not sufficiently enable students to find context-specific crea...

    Authors: Gabriele Lutz, Gudrun Roling, Bettina Berger, Friedrich Edelhäuser and Christian Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:301

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  18. Content type: Research article

    With the adoption of the English language in medical education, a gap in clinical communication may develop in countries where the native language is different from the language of medical education. This stud...

    Authors: Vanda Abi Raad, Kareem Raad, Yazan Daaboul, Serge Korjian, Nadia Asmar, Mouin Jammal and Sola Aoun Bahous

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:298

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Learning to undertake intimate female and male examinations is an important part of medical student training but opportunities to participate in practical, supervised learning in a safe environment can be limi...

    Authors: Lynn McBain, Susan Pullon, Sue Garrett and Kath Hoare

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:299

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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)

    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions