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MANUSCRIPT: Tackling student neurophobia in neurosciences block with team-based learning

INTRODUCTION: Traditionally, neurosciences is perceived as a difficult course in undergraduate medical education with literature suggesting use of the term "Neurophobia" (fear of neurology among medical students). Instructional strategies employed for the teaching of neurosciences in undergraduate curricula traditionally include a combination of lectures, demonstrations, practical classes, problem-based learning and clinico-pathological

MANUSCRIPT: How well do health professionals interpret diagnostic information? A systematic review

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether clinicians differ in how they evaluate and interpret diagnostic test information. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE and PsycINFO from inception to September 2013; bibliographies of retrieved studies, experts and citation search of key included studies. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Primary studies that provided information on the accuracy of any diagnostic

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of interprofessional education by on-field training for medical students, with a pre-post design

BACKGROUND: Interprofessional Education (IPE) implies how to achieve successful teamwork, and is based on collaborative practice which enhance occasions for relationships between two or more healthcare professions. This study evaluates the effectiveness of IPE in changing attitudes after a training recently introduced to medical education for second-year students at the University

MANUSCRIPT: Free open access medical education can help rural clinicians deliver ‘quality care, out there’.

Rural clinicians require expertise across a broad range of specialties, presenting difficulty in maintaining currency of knowledge and application of best practice. Free open access medical education is a new paradigm in continuing professional education. Use of the internet and social media allows a globally accessible crowd-sourced adjunct, providing inline

MANUSCRIPT: The Impact of Social Media on Dissemination and Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Longitudinal Observational Study.

BACKGROUND: Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are statements that provide recommendations to optimize patient care for a specific clinical problem or question. Merely reading a guideline rarely leads to implementation of recommendations. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has a formal process of guideline development and dissemination. The last few years

MANUSCRIPT: Audio podcasts in practical courses in biochemistry – cost-efficient e-learning in a well-proven format from radio broadcasting.

INTRODUCTION: Audio podcasts are an e-learning format that may help to motivate students to deal with the contents of medical education more intensely. We adopted a well-proven format from radio broadcasting, the radio documentary, to direct the listeners' attention to information about practical courses in biochemistry over a period of 20

MANUSCRIPT: Teaching differential diagnosis in primary care using an inverted classroom approach: student satisfaction and gain in skills and knowledge.

BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis is a crucial skill for primary care physicians. General practice plays an increasing important role in undergraduate medical education. Via general practice, students may be presented with an overview of the whole spectrum of differential diagnosis in regard to common symptoms encountered in primary care. This project evaluated

MANUSCRIPT: Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology

BACKGROUND: Web-based formative assessment tools have become widely recognized in medical education as valuable resources for self-directed learning. OBJECTIVES: To explore the educational value of formative assessment using online quizzes for kidney pathology learning in our renal pathophysiology course. METHODS: Students were given unrestricted and optional access to quizzes. Performance on quizzed and non-quizzed materials

MANUSCRIPT: The social media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites.

NTRODUCTION: The number of educational resources created for emergency medicine and critical care (EMCC) that incorporate social media has increased dramatically. With no way to assess their impact or quality, it is challenging for educators to receive scholarly credit and for learners to identify respected resources. The Social Media index (SMi)

Manuscript: How are medical students trained to locate biomedical information to practice evidence-based medicine?

OBJECTIVES: This study describes how information retrieval skills are taught in evidence-based medicine (EBM) at the undergraduate medical education (UGME) level. METHODS: The authors systematically searched MEDLINE, Scopus, Educational Resource Information Center, Web of Science, and Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews for English-language articles published between 2007 and 2012 describing information retrieval training to support