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Category : Medical Education

ABSTRACT: Towards a pedagogy for patient and public involvement in medical education

CONTEXT: This paper presents a critique of current knowledge on the engagement of patients and the public, referred to here as patient and public involvement (PPI), and calls for the development of robust and theoretically informed strategies across the continuum of medical education. METHODS: The study draws on a range of relevant literatures

ABSTRACT: Needles and Haystacks: Finding Funding for Medical Education Research

Medical education research suffers from a significant and persistent lack of funding. Although adequate funding has been shown to improve the quality of research, there are a number of factors that continue to limit it. The competitive environment for medical education research funding makes it essential to understand strategies for

ABSTRACT: A systematic review examining the effectiveness of blending technology with team-based learning

BACKGROUND: Technological advancements are rapidly changing nursing education in higher education settings. Nursing academics are enthusiastically blending technology with active learning approaches such as Team Based Learning (TBL). While the educational outcomes of TBL are well documented, the value of blending technology with TBL (blended-TBL) remains unclear. This paper presents a

Mobile learning devices in the workplace: ‘as much a part of the junior doctors’ kit as a stethoscope’? | BMC Medical Education | Full Text

Background Smartphones are ubiquitous and commonly used as a learning and information resource. They have potential to revolutionize medical education and medical practice. The iDoc project provides a medical textbook smartphone app to newly-qualified doctors working in Wales. The project was designed to assist doctors in their transition from medical school

MANUSCRIPT: Comparing nurses’ knowledge retention following electronic continuous education and educational booklet: a controlled trial study

BACKGROUND: Training methods that enhance nurses' learning and retention will increase the quality of patient care. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of electronic learning and educational booklet on the nurses' retention of diabetes updates. METHODS: In this controlled trial study, convenience sampling was used to select 123 nurses from the endocrinology

MANUSCRIPT: Blended learning: how can we optimise undergraduate student engagement?

BACKGROUND: Blended learning is a combination of online and face-to-face learning and is increasingly of interest for use in undergraduate medical education. It has been used to teach clinical post-graduate students pharmacology but needs evaluation for its use in teaching pharmacology to undergraduate medical students, which represent a different group of

MANUSCRIPT: What Are We Looking for in Computer-Based Learning Interventions in Medical Education? A Systematic Review

BACKGROUND: Computer-based learning (CBL) has been widely used in medical education, and reports regarding its usage and effectiveness have ranged broadly. Most work has been done on the effectiveness of CBL approaches versus traditional methods, and little has been done on the comparative effects of CBL versus CBL methodologies. These findings

MANUSCRIPT: Web-Based Immersive Virtual Patient Simulators: Positive Effect on Clinical Reasoning in Medical Education

BACKGROUND: Clinical reasoning is based on the declarative and procedural knowledge of workflows in clinical medicine. Educational approaches such as problem-based learning or mannequin simulators support learning of procedural knowledge. Immersive patient simulators (IPSs) go one step further as they allow an illusionary immersion into a synthetic world. Students can freely

MANUSCRIPT: Ultrasound and stethoscope as tools in medical education and practice: considerations for the archives

OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the use and portability of ultrasound has threatened the utility of the stethoscope, with many debating and even advocating its replacement. The authors set out to assess opinions in this regard among faculty within a medical school and specifically within an anatomy department where ultrasound is incorporated

ABSTRACT: Acquisition and Long-term Retention of Bedside Ultrasound Skills in First-Year Medical Students

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess bedside ultrasound skill acquisition and retention in medical students after completion of the first year of a new undergraduate bedside ultrasound curriculum at McGill University. METHODS: Skill acquisition was assessed in first-year medical students (n = 195) on completion of their bedside ultrasound instruction.