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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

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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

  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Asian educators have struggled to implement problem-based learning (PBL) because students rarely discuss their work actively and are not sufficiently engaged in self-directed learning. Supplementing PBL with a...

    Authors: Ikuo Shimizu, Hideyuki Nakazawa, Yoshihiko Sato, Ineke H. A. P. Wolfhagen and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:147

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools globally now use objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) for assessing a student’s clinical performance. In Germany, almost all of the 36 medical schools have incorporated at least o...

    Authors: Stefan Müller, Ines Koch, Utz Settmacher and Uta Dahmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:146

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  38. Content type: Debate

    High-quality healthcare requires practitioners who have technical competence and communication skills. Medical practitioners need interpersonal skills for gathering and transferring information to their patien...

    Authors: Rob Sanson-Fisher, Breanne Hobden, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie, Lisa Hyde and Jan Shepherd

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:144

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Multiple studies have explored the use of active learning strategies among faculty members in different healthcare colleges worldwide, however, very few have described the use of these strategies in the Middle...

    Authors: Yazed AlRuthia, Solaiman Alhawas, Faris Alodaibi, Lama Almutairi, Reem Algasem, Haitham K. Alrabiah, Ibrahim Sales, Hana Alsobayel and Yazeed Ghawaa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:143

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Low levels of success in performing lumbar puncture have been observed among paediatric trainees. This study assessed the efficacy of simulation-based education with frequency building and precision teaching f...

    Authors: Sinéad Lydon, Bronwyn Reid McDermott, Ethel Ryan, Paul O’Connor, Sharon Dempsey, Chloe Walsh and Dara Byrne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:138

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Biomedicine needs innovative professionals. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) aims to develop higher order thinking skills, such as creativity and research. Stimulatory techniques and interprofessional education, w...

    Authors: Gemma Rodríguez, Nora Pérez, Gemma Núñez, Josep-E. Baños and Mar Carrió

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:134

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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