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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. The term ‘dyslexia’ refers to a condition that impacts upon reading and writing abilities whilst not altering intelligence. Individuals with dyslexia may have difficulties with the speed and accuracy and their...

    Authors: Sebastian C. K. Shaw, Laura R. Hennessy, Michael Okorie and John L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:277

    Content type: Debate

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  2. Cooperative interdisciplinary patient care is a modern healthcare necessity. While various medical and surgical disciplines have independent educational requirements, a system-wide simulation-based curriculum ...

    Authors: Mark J. Bullard, Sean M. Fox, Catherine M. Wares, Alan C. Heffner, Casey Stephens and Laura Rossi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:276

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The use of simulation technology for skill training and assessment in medical education has progressively increased over the last decade. Nevertheless, the teaching efficacy of most technologies remains to be ...

    Authors: Stella Bernardi, Fabiola Giudici, Maria Fontana Leone, Giulia Zuolo, Stefano Furlotti, Renzo Carretta and Bruno Fabris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:275

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Human morphology is a critical component of dental and medical graduate training. Innovations in basic science teaching methods are needed to keep up with an ever-changing landscape of technology. The purpose ...

    Authors: Szabolcs Felszeghy, Sanna Pasonen-Seppänen, Ali Koskela, Petteri Nieminen, Kai Härkönen, Kaisa M. A. Paldanius, Sami Gabbouj, Kirsi Ketola, Mikko Hiltunen, Mikael Lundin, Tommi Haapaniemi, Erkko Sointu, Eric B. Bauman, Gregory E. Gilbert, David Morton and Anitta Mahonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:273

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The educational beliefs of medical academics influence how they act in class and thus influence student learning. One component of these are beliefs academics hold about the qualities of teachers themselves. T...

    Authors: Marleen W. Ottenhoff- de Jonge, Roeland M. van der Rijst, Neil Gesundheit, Lianne N. van Staveren, Willem J. J. Assendelft, Friedo W. Dekker, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and Anneke W. M. Kramer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:268

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Improved training approaches have the potential to overcome barriers to the use of postpartum intrauterine devices (PPIUDs) in Pakistan, including a shortage of female providers who are able to insert the devi...

    Authors: Zonobia Zafar, Hammad Habib, Adrienne Kols, Fauzia Assad, Enriquito R. Lu and Anne Schuster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:261

    Content type: Research article

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  7. This scoping review aims to gather and map inspiration, ideas and recommendations for teaching evidence-based practice across Professional Bachelor Degree healthcare programmes by mapping literature describing...

    Authors: Camilla Marie Larsen, Anne Seneca Terkelsen, Anne-Marie Fiala Carlsen and Hanne Kaae Kristensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:259

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Education in Japan and other Asian countries advocates the stereotypical passive learning style where students are limited in their breadth of knowledge dismissing anything not imparted by their teachers. With...

    Authors: Omar M. M. Rodis and Rozzano C. Locsin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:256

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Primary care has a significant role in AKI management: two-thirds of AKI originates in the community. Through academic detailing (an evidence-based educational approach) we aimed to implement and measure the e...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Noble, Joanna C. McKinnell, Sue Shaw, Sally Bassett, Lynn Woods, Mufaza Asrar, Nitin V. Kolhe and Nicholas M. Selby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:253

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Providing feedback on student performance in the clinical performance assessment (CPA) is meaningful in that it helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses. This study compared students’ perceptio...

    Authors: Bee Sung Kam, So Jung Yune, Sang Yeoup Lee, Sun Ju Im and Sun Yong Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:252

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In South Africa it is compulsory to submit a satisfactory portfolio of learning to gain entrance to the national exit examination of the College of Family Physicians and to qualify as a family physician. A pap...

    Authors: Magdaleen De Swardt, Louis S. Jenkins, Klaus B. Von Pressentin and Robert Mash

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:251

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Bronchoscopy involves exploration of a three-dimensional (3D) bronchial tree environment using just two-dimensional (2D) images, visual cues and haptic feedback. Sound knowledge and understanding of tracheobro...

    Authors: Brian Han Khai Ho, Cecilia Jiayu Chen, Gerald Jit Shen Tan, Wai Yee Yeong, Heang Kuan Joel Tan, Albert Yick Hou Lim, Michael Alan Ferenczi and Sreenivasulu Reddy Mogali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:236

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gamification is an increasingly common phenomenon in education. It is a technique to facilitate formative assessment and to promote student learning. It has been shown to be more effective than traditional met...

    Authors: Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail, Anisa Ahmad, Jamilah Al-Muhammady Mohammad, Nik Mohd Rizal Mohd Fakri, Mohd Zarawi Mat Nor and Mohamad Najib Mat Pa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:230

    Content type: Research article

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  14. New educational approaches may be necessary to enhance competency in the new generation of students. Self-directed learning and blended coaching have been effective strategies to meet this challenge. However, ...

    Authors: Gie-Ok Noh and Dong Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:225

    Content type: Research article

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  15. In-patient postgraduate teaching suffers with issues like long and unstructured presentations inclusive of a lot of historical information and time constraints due to increasing workload. A six-step pneumonic ...

    Authors: Vishakha Jain, Siddharth Rao and Mariya Jinadani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:224

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The learning climate within a learning environment is a key factor to determine the potential quality of learning. There are different groups of postgraduate trainees who study primarily in the operating theat...

    Authors: Kasana Raksamani and Renée E. Stalmeijer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:221

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Medical students struggle with a heavy workload during their comparatively long course of study in China. The future of medical science depends largely on whether or not medical students become qualified. This...

    Authors: Yu Jin Xie, De Pin Cao, Tao Sun and Li Bin Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:211

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The web-based presentation software Prezi was used to create a digital presentation in order to facilitate antibiotic knowledge in an undergraduate course on infectious diseases in the Karolinska Institutet Me...

    Authors: Mary Hyll, Robert Schvarcz and Katri Manninen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:210

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:249

  19. A breadth of evidence supports that academic dishonesty is prevalent among higher education students, including students in health sciences educational programs. Research suggest individuals who engage in acad...

    Authors: Tina Antill Keener, Marina Galvez Peralta, Melinda Smith, Lauren Swager, James Ingles, Sijin Wen and Mariette Barbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:209

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Lectures are still an important part of today’s medical education at many medical schools. The pediatric lecture series at the Center for Pediatrics, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine...

    Authors: Marco S. Spehl, Christine Straub, Andrea Heinzmann and Sebastian F. N. Bode

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:206

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Profound clinical, conceptual and ideological differences between child and adult mental health service models contribute to transition-related discontinuity of care. Many of these may be related to psychiatry...

    Authors: Frederick Russet, Veronique Humbertclaude, Gwen Dieleman, Katarina Dodig-Ćurković, Gaelle Hendrickx, Vlatka Kovač, Fiona McNicholas, Athanasios Maras, Santosh Paramala, Moli Paul, Ulrike M. E. Schulze, Giulia Signorini, Cathy Street, Priya Tah, Helena Tuomainen, Swaran P. Singh…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:204

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A balance between autonomy and supervision can be difficult to obtain in medical education. In this study, we sought to determine whether the presence and level of supervision of ophthalmology resident outpati...

    Authors: Eric L. Singman, Michael V. Boland, Jing Tian, Laura K. Green and Divya Srikumaran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:202

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Direct ophthalmoscopy (DO) is an essential skill for medical graduates but there are multiple barriers to learning this. Medical students and junior doctors typically lack confidence in DO. Most students do no...

    Authors: J. A. Gilmour-White, A. Picton, A. Blaikie, A. K. Denniston, R. Blanch, J. Coleman and P. I. Murray

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:201

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Personal logbooks are universally applied for monitoring and evaluation of surgical trainees; however, the quality and accuracy of such logbooks in low income countries (LICs) are poorly examined. Logbooks are...

    Authors: Ø. V. Svendsen, C. Helgerud, A. J. van Duinen, Ø. Salvesen, P. M. George and H. A. Bolkan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:198

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The clinical environments are more complex, diverse and rapidly changing. Patients’ conditions were chronic and complexed, healthcare providers require clinical reasoning for patient safety care. One of the le...

    Authors: Juyeon Bae, JuHee Lee, Yeonsoo Jang and Yoonju Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:197

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Routine IPV screening is a controversial topic and there is no evidence to suggest that it improves the health outcomes of women. Consequently, understanding the socio-cultural dimensions, becomes essential to...

    Authors: Olufunmilayo I. Fawole, Busola O. Balogun, Adebola A. Adejimi, O. J. Akinsola and Jacqueline M. Van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:196

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Self-explanation without feedback has been shown to improve medical students’ diagnostic reasoning. While feedback is generally seen as beneficial for learning, available evidence of the value of its combinati...

    Authors: M. Chamberland, J. Setrakian, C. St-Onge, L. Bergeron, S. Mamede and H. G. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:194

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In Team-Based Learning (TBL) preparation of relevant coursework during self-directed learning time is evaluated by the individual readiness assurance test (iRAT). We recently reported that student performance ...

    Authors: Gonzalo A. Carrasco, Kathryn C. Behling and Osvaldo J. Lopez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:185

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Studies have demonstrated the importance of role models in medical education. Medical students in Germany participate in clinical placements (“Famulatur”) that last 4 months in total and represent the first re...

    Authors: Oliver Keis, Achim Schneider, Felix Heindl, Markus Huber-Lang, Wolfgang Öchsner and Claudia Grab-Kroll

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:184

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Maladjustment and emotional distress are extremely prevalent among first-year medical students in college and are associated with numerous negative consequences for medical freshmen, their families and univers...

    Authors: Yuan-Yuan Xu, Tong Wu, Yong-Ju Yu and Min Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:182

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Performance of sufficient cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by medical personnel is critical to improve outcomes during cardiac arrest. It has however been shown that even health care professionals possess a...

    Authors: Christian Berger, Peter Brinkrolf, Cristian Ertmer, Jan Becker, Hendrik Friederichs, Manuel Wenk, Hugo Van Aken and Klaus Hahnenkamp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:180

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Study motivation and knowledge retention benefit from regular student self-assessments. Inclusion of certainty-based learning (CBL) in computer-assisted formative tests may further enhance this by enabling stu...

    Authors: Wiljan J. A. J. Hendriks, Nicole Bakker, Helma Pluk, Arjan de Brouwer, Bé Wieringa, Alessandra Cambi, Mirjam Zegers, Derick G. Wansink, Ron Leunissen and Peter H. M. Klaren

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:178

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Feedback is an essential part of clinical teaching and learning, yet it is often perceived as unsatisfactory in busy clinical settings. Clinical teachers need to balance the competing demands of clinical duty ...

    Authors: Chung-Hsien Chaou, Yu-Che Chang, Shiuan-Ruey Yu, Hsu-Min Tseng, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Kuan-Han Wu, Lynn Valerie Monrouxe and Roy Ngerng Yi Ling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:174

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Hypoglycemia is a severe clinical problem with physical and psychosocial implications for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Medical students would benefit from formal education on how to treat hypoglycem...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Beverly, Marilyn D. Ritholz, Rochelle G. Rennie and Sophia C. Mort

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:171

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Despite concerns regarding the increasing obesity epidemic, little is known regarding obesity curricula in medical education. Medical school family medicine clerkships address common primary care topics during...

    Authors: Harland Holman, Sumi Dey, Ian Drobish, Leora Aquino, Alan T. Davis, Tracy J. Koehler and Rebecca Malouin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:169

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The objective of this study was to investigate whether a pregnancy experience program (PREP) simulating physical changes in a mother during the last trimester of pregnancy could increase empathy, understanding...

    Authors: Jeeyoon Yu, Yoohyun Chung, Jung Eum Lee, Dae Hun Suh, Jeong Ha Wie, Hyun Sun Ko, In Yang Park and Jong Chul Shin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:168

    Content type: Research article

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  37. There has been an exponential increase in the offering of short-term international field experiences in recent years in response to student demands for global health opportunities. Pre-departure preparation is...

    Authors: Anna Kalbarczyk, Emily Nagourney, Nina A. Martin, Victoria Chen and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:166

    Content type: Research article

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  38. A prompt start to an appropriate neonatal and paediatric resuscitation is critical to reduce mortality and morbidity. However, residents are rarely exposed to real emergency situations. Simulation-based medica...

    Authors: Marco Binotti, Giulia Genoni, Stefano Rizzollo, Marco De Luca, Luca Carenzo, Alice Monzani and Pier Luigi Ingrassia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:161

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Various evidence-based and student-centered strategies such as team-based learning (TBL), case-based learning (CBL), and flipped classroom have been recently applied to anatomy education and have shown to impr...

    Authors: Keerti Singh, Ambadasu Bharatha, Bidyadhar Sa, Oswald Peter Adams and Md. Anwarul Azim Majumder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:149

    Content type: Research article

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  40. There is a need to educate a range of professionals in caring for individuals with long-term mental disability who reside within our communities. Empathy alone is insufficient. The Kognus 4-Step Education Prog...

    Authors: Susanne Bejerot, Ann Lindgren, Jörgen Rosén, Eva Bejerot and Marie Elwin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:148

    Content type: Research article

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