Category : Manuscript

MANUSCRIPT: Modification of Peyton’s four-step approach for small group teaching – a descriptive study

BACKGROUND: Skills-lab training as a methodological teaching approach is nowadays part of the training programs of almost all medical faculties. Specific ingredients have been shown to contribute to a successful learning experience in skills-labs. Although it is undoubted that the instructional approach used to introduce novel clinical technical skills to learners

MANUSCRIPT: Becoming a medical educator: motivation, socialisation and navigation

BACKGROUND: Despite an increasing concern about a future shortage of medical educators, little published research exists on career choices in medical education nor the impact of specific training posts in medical education (e.g. academic registrar/resident positions). Medical educators at all levels, from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, are crucial for the

MANUSCRIPT: Medical students as peer tutors: a systematic review

BACKGROUND: While Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) has long occurred informally in medical education, in the past ten years, there has been increasing international interest in formally organised PAL, with many benefits for both the students and institutions. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to establish why and how PAL

MANUSCRIPT: Massive Open Online Courses on Health and Medicine: Review

Background Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become immensely popular in a short span of time. However, there is very little research exploring MOOCs in the discipline of health and medicine. Objective We aim to provide a review of MOOCs related to health and medicine offered by various MOOC platforms in 2013, by

MANUSCRIPT: Case based teaching at the bed side versus in classroom for undergraduates and residents of pediatrics

Introduction: Bedside teaching is defined as teaching in the presence of a patient, it is a vital component of medical education. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of case based teaching (at the bedside and in the classroom) in the teaching hospitals (for

MANUSCRIPT: Improving the learning of clinical reasoning through computer-based cognitive representation

OBJECTIVE: Clinical reasoning is usually taught using a problem-solving approach, which is widely adopted in medical education. However, learning through problem solving is difficult as a result of the contextualization and dynamic aspects of actual problems. Moreover, knowledge acquired from problem-solving practice tends to be inert and fragmented. This study proposed

MANUSCRIPT: Attitudes and knowledge regarding health care policy and systems: a survey of medical students in Ontario and California

BACKGROUND: Canada and the United States have similar medical education systems, but different health care systems. We surveyed medical students in Ontario and California to assess their knowledge and views about health care policy and systems, with an emphasis on attitudes toward universal care. METHODS: A web-based survey was administered during the 2010-2011

MANUSCRIPT: A modified evidence-based practice- knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and decisions/outcomes questionnaire is valid across multiple professions involved in pain management

A validated and reliable instrument was developed to knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to evidence-based practice EBB-KABQ in medical trainees but requires further adaptation and validation to be applied across different health professionals.MethodsA modified 33-item evidence-based practice scale EBP-KABQ was developed to evaluate EBP perceptions and behaviors in clinicians.

MANUSCRIPT: Physician as teacher: Promoting health and wellness among elementary school students

BACKGROUND: Every day, physicians engage in teaching during their patient encounters. It may be that medical students who are introduced to the principles of teaching and learning are more likely to become good communicators and learners. Service-learning may be an effective way for medical students to practice skills in teaching and

MANUSCRIPT: Evaluation of the flipped classroom approach in a veterinary professional skills course

BACKGROUND: The flipped classroom is an educational approach that has had much recent coverage in the literature. Relatively few studies, however, use objective assessment of student performance to measure the impact of the flipped classroom on learning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a flipped classroom