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Curriculum development

Section Edited by Marjo Wijnen-Meijer

This section considers manuscripts that investigate what material should be covered in medical school curricula and how the material should be developed as students progress through their education.


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  1. This paper describes the process, our experience and the lessons learnt in doing document reviews of health science curricula. Since we could not find relevant literature to guide us on how to approach these r...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Anel Schoonees and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:236

    Content type: Technical advance

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  2. Alongside providing a knowledge base and practical skills, undergraduate medical education must prepare graduates to immediately begin practice as qualified doctors. A significant challenge is to provide safe ...

    Authors: Bryan Burford, Victoria Whittle and Gillian HS Vance

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:223

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The relevance of Public Health Genomics (PHG) education among public health specialists has been recently acknowledged by the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region. The aim of this cro...

    Authors: Carolina Ianuale, Emanuele Leoncini, Walter Mazzucco, Carolina Marzuillo, Paolo Villari, Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:213

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Little is known about the technical adequacy of portfolios in reporting multiple complex academic and performance-based assessments. We explored, first, the influencing factors on the precision of scoring with...

    Authors: Chris Roberts, Narelle Shadbolt, Tyler Clark and Phillip Simpson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:197

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Any curriculum change is essentially an environmental change; therefore there is a need to assess the impact of any change in the curriculum on the students’ perception of the Educational Environment (EE) and ...

    Authors: Eiad Abdelmohsen AlFaris, Naghma Naeem, Farhana Irfan, Riaz Qureshi and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:192

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Art -based interventions are widely used in medical education. However, data on the potential effects of art-based interventions on medical students have been limited to small qualitative studies on students’ ...

    Authors: Mordechai Muszkat, Orly Barak, Gadi Lalazar, Bracha Mazal, Ronen Schneider, Irit Mor-Yosef Levi, Matan J Cohen, Laura Canetti, Arie Ben Yehuda and Yaakov Naparstek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:188

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Clinical training in low-income countries has become increasingly popular among pre-licensure trainees from high-income countries. The Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (“WEIGHT Gui...

    Authors: Puja Ahluwalia, Debra Cameron, Lynn Cockburn, Lynn Ellwood, Brenda Mori and Stephanie A Nixon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:187

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Accreditation of education is very important for maintaining and improving education quality. With the development of modern dental education, more and more attention is being paid to accreditation of dental e...

    Authors: Jingyi Yang, Ying Zhang, Xiaolong Ye, Cheng Xie, Xv Ge, Fan Lu, Qing Yu and Hantang Sun

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:178

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cultural diversity among patients presents specific challenges to physicians. Therefore, cultural diversity training is needed in medical education. In cases where strategic curriculum documents form the basis...

    Authors: Emma Paternotte, Joanne PI Fokkema, Karsten A van Loon, Sandra van Dulmen and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:176

    Content type: Research article

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  10. To investigate the relationship between sexual orientation and gender identity in regard to levels of depression; levels of perceived social support; comfort with disclosure of orientation; and the lesbian, ga...

    Authors: Jessica Lapinski and Patricia Sexton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:171

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Countries with expansive rural regions often experience an unequal distribution of physicians between rural and urban communities. A growing body of evidence suggests that the exposure to positive rural learni...

    Authors: Douglas L Myhre, Paul Adamiak, Nathan Turley, Ron Spice and Wayne Woloschuk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:166

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To build research capacity among graduating medical students, the teaching of research and critical analysis was integrated into the University of Wollongong (UoW) new, graduate-entry medical curriculum. This ...

    Authors: Judy R Mullan, Kathryn M Weston, Warren C Rich and Peter L McLennan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:161

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Master of Public Health programs have been developed across Canada in response to the need for graduate-level trained professionals to work in the public health sector. The University of Guelph recently conduc...

    Authors: Nicole Britten, Lauren E Wallar, Scott A McEwen and Andrew Papadopoulos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:158

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Research is an essential activity for improving quality and efficiency in healthcare. The objective of this study was to train nurses from the public Basque Health Service (Osakidetza) in critical appraisal, prom...

    Authors: Eva Reviriego, María Ángeles Cidoncha, José Asua, Marie Pierre Gagnon, Maider Mateos, Lucía Gárate, Elena de Lorenzo and Rosa María González

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:136

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Clinicians need innovative educational programs to enhance their capacity for using research evidence to inform clinical decision-making. This paper and its companion paper introduce the Physical therapist-dri...

    Authors: Julie K Tilson, Sharon Mickan, Jonathan C Sum, Maria Zibell, Jacquelyn M Dylla and Robbin Howard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:126

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In 2005 a competency based curriculum was introduced in the Dutch postgraduate medical training programs. While the manager’s role is one of the seven key competencies, there is still no formal management cour...

    Authors: Lizanne Berkenbosch, Arno M M Muijtjens, Luc J I Zimmermann, Ide C Heyligers, Albert J J A Scherpbier and Jamiu O Busari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:107

    Content type: Research article

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  17. International studies have shown that laboratory training, particularly through the application of the principles of simulation learning, is an effective means of developing the communication and gestural skil...

    Authors: Annamaria Bagnasco, Nicola Pagnucci, Angela Tolotti, Francesca Rosa, Giancarlo Torre and Loredana Sasso

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:106

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The use of the biopsychosocial model of health and case management for effective vocational rehabilitation (VR) has been confirmed for many health conditions. While Case and Condition Managers (CCMPs) use this...

    Authors: Evangelia Demou, Mairi Gaffney, Furzana Khan, John K Lando and Ewan B Macdonald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:95

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Communication is important for the quality of clinical practice, and programs have been implemented to improve healthcare providers’ communication skills. However, the consistency of programs teaching communic...

    Authors: Irene P Carvalho, Vanessa G Pais, Filipa R Silva, Raquel Martins, Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Raquel Pedrosa, Susana S Almeida, Luís Correia, Raquel Ribeiro-Silva, Ivone Castro-Vale, Ana Teles and Rui Mota-Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:92

    Content type: Research article

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  20. While statistics is increasingly taught as part of the medical curriculum, it can be an unpopular subject and feedback from students indicates that some find it more difficult than other subjects. Understandin...

    Authors: Ailish Hannigan, Avril C Hegarty and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:70

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In 2010, in the midst of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Zimbabwe, 69% of faculty positions in the Department of Medicine of the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZ-CHS) we...

    Authors: Jacob Gray, Golden T Fana, Thomas B Campbell, James G Hakim, Margaret Z Borok and Eva M Aagaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:63

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Medical students engage in curricular and extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research (UR). The advantages, difficulties and motivations for medical students pursuing research activities durin...

    Authors: Cristiano C Oliveira, Renata C de Souza, Érika H Sassaki Abe, Luís E Silva Móz, Lidia R de Carvalho and Maria AC Domingues

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:51

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Teaching and learning of clinical skills for undergraduate medical students usually takes place during the clinical clerkship. Therefore, it is of vital importance to ensure the effectiveness of the rotations ...

    Authors: Ali I AlHaqwi, Jeroen Kuntze and Henk T van der Molen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:44

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The need to provide humanistic care in the contemporary healthcare system is more imperative now and the importance of cultivating caring in nursing education is urgent. Caring as the primary work of nursing h...

    Authors: Fang Ma, Jiping Li, Hongmin Liang, Yangjuan Bai and Jianhua Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:42

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Traditional, complementary and alternative (TCAM) medicine is consumed by a large majority of the South African population. In the context of increasing overall demand for healthcare this paper investigates th...

    Authors: Ethel Chitindingu, Gavin George and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:40

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Inappropriate prescribing of intravenous (IV) fluid, particularly 0.9% sodium chloride, causes post-operative complications. Fluid prescription is often left to junior medical staff and is frequently poorly ma...

    Authors: Arfon GMT Powell, Simon Paterson-Brown and Gordon B Drummond

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:35

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Over 12,000 hospital admissions in the UK result from substance misuse, therefore issues surrounding this need to be addressed early on in a doctor’s training to facilitate their interaction with this client g...

    Authors: Janine Carroll, Christine Goodair, Andrew Chaytor, Caitlin Notley, Hamid Ghodse and Peter Kopelman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:34

    Content type: Research article

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  28. This study evaluates the impact of a new 'Preparation for Internship’ (PRINT) course, which was developed to facilitate the transition of University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical graduates from Medical Sch...

    Authors: Helen A Scicluna, Michael C Grimm, Philip D Jones, Louis S Pilotto and H Patrick McNeil

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:23

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The Internet is increasingly being applied in health education worldwide; however there is little knowledge of its use in Chinese higher education institutions. The present study provides the first review and ...

    Authors: Ying Peng, Xi Wu, Salla Atkins, Merrick Zwarentein, Ming Zhu, Xing Xin Zhan, Fan Zhang, Peng Ran and Wei Rong Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:16

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Teaching in palliative care aims not only at providing students with specialized knowledge in symptom therapy in advanced disease, but also at developing a professional attitude consistent with the principles ...

    Authors: Bernd Alt-Epping, Constanze Lohse, Christoph Viebahn, Nicole von Steinbüchel, Gesine Benze and Friedemann Nauck

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:15

    Content type: Research article

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  31. India has a wide range of nutrition and health problems which require professionals with appropriate skills, knowledge and trans-disciplinary collaborative abilities to influence policy making at the national ...

    Authors: Rebecca Kuriyan, Jeffrey K Griffiths, Julia L Finkelstein, Tinku Thomas, Tony Raj, Ronald J Bosch, Anura V Kurpad and Christopher Duggan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:5

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Despite decades of nutrition advocacy and programming, the nutrition situation in South Asian countries is alarming. We assume that modern training in nutrition at the post graduate level is an important contr...

    Authors: Shweta Khandelwal, Tanusree Paul, Lawrence Haddad, Surbhi Bhalla, Stuart Gillespie and Ramanan Laxminarayan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:3

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The impact of geriatric medicine educational programs on patient level outcomes, as opposed to educational measures, is not well studied. We aimed to determine whether completion of a mandatory geriatrics rota...

    Authors: Joye St Onge, George Ioannidis, Alexandra Papaioannou, Heather McLeod and Sharon Marr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:168

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Community-Based Education (CBE) is an instructional approach designed and carried out in a community context and environment in which not only students, but also faculty and Health Professionals’ Education (HP...

    Authors: Zahra Ladhani, Fred J Stevens and Albert J Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:167

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Early education on the foundations of evidence based practice (EBP) is advocated as a potent intervention toward enhancing EBP uptake among physical therapists. Little is known about the extent to which EBP is...

    Authors: Edward James R Gorgon, Mark David S Basco and Almira T Manuel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:154

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Pharmacology is a biomedical discipline taught in basic science and professional degree programs. In order to provide information that would facilitate pharmacology curricula to be refined and developed, and a...

    Authors: Hilary Lloyd, Tina Hinton, Shane Bullock, Anna-Marie Babey, Elizabeth Davis, Lynette Fernandes, Joanne Hart, Ian Musgrave and James Ziogas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:153

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The demand for health professionals continues to increase, partially due to the aging population and the high proportion of practitioners nearing retirement. The University of British Columbia (UBC) has develo...

    Authors: Alison Greig, Diana Dawes, Susan Murphy, Gillian Parker and Brenda Loveridge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:140

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In the UK, the General Medical Council clearly stipulates that upon completion of training, medical students should be able to discuss the principles underlying the development of health and health service pol...

    Authors: Raymond Oppong, Hema Mistry and Emma Frew

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:126

    Content type: Correspondence

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  39. To conduct a systematic assessment of library and informatics training at accredited Western U.S. medical schools. To provide a structured description of core practices, detect trends through comparisons acros...

    Authors: Jonathan D Eldredge, Karen M Heskett, Terry Henner and Josephine P Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:119

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Increasing challenges to recruit hospital sites with full-time on-site pharmacy preceptors for institutional-based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) has made it necessary to consider alternate expe...

    Authors: Rosemin Kassam, Mona Kwong and John B Collins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:104

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that can present a significant barrier to patient involvement in healthcare decisions. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are viewed as experts in the field of communi...

    Authors: Emma Finch, Jennifer Fleming, Kyla Brown, Jennifer Lethlean, Ashley Cameron and Steven M McPhail

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:92

    Content type: Research article

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  42. As a non-invasive and readily available diagnostic tool, ultrasound is one of the most important imaging techniques in medicine. Ultrasound is usually trained during residency preferable according to German So...

    Authors: Hauke S Heinzow, Hendrik Friederichs, Philipp Lenz, Andre Schmedt, Jan C Becker, Karin Hengst, Bernhard Marschall and Dirk Domagk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:84

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Despite increasing attention to providing preclinical medical students with early patient experiences, little is known about associated outcomes for students. The authors compared three early patient experienc...

    Authors: Marjorie D Wenrich, Molly B Jackson, Ineke Wolfhagen, Paul G Ramsey and Albert JJ Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:80

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Little is known about the gains and losses associated with the implementation of undergraduate competency-based medical education. Therefore, we compared knowledge acquisition, clinical performance and perceiv...

    Authors: Wouter Kerdijk, Jos W Snoek, Elisabeth A van Hell and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:76

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Clinical competencies in obstetrics and gynaecology have not been clearly defined for Australian medical students, the growing numbers of which may impact clinical teaching. Our aim was to administer and valid...

    Authors: Kristen Pierides, Paul Duggan, Anna Chur-Hansen and Amaya Gilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:62

    Content type: Research article

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    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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