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ABSTRACT: Impact of a Social Media Group Page on Undergraduate Medical Physiology Learning

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of associating classroom learning of medical physiology with a Facebook group page in an all-women medical college of a conservative small city in Pakistan. STUDY DESIGN: Qualitative interpretivist study using semi-structured interviews. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Women Medical College Abbottabad, Pakistan, from March to December 2014. METHODOLOGY: Aclosed Facebook study group

ABSTRACT: Evaluation of large-group lectures in medicine – development of the SETMED-L questionnaire

BACKGROUND: The seven categories of the Stanford Faculty Development Program (SFDP) represent a framework for planning and assessing medical teaching. Nevertheless, so far there is no specific evaluation tool for large-group lectures that is based on these categories. This paper reports the development and psychometric validation of a short German evaluation

ABSTRACT: Retention of Vaginal Breech Delivery Skills Taught in Simulation

OBJECTIVE:The optimal frequency of conducting simulation training for high-acuity, low-frequency events in obstetrics and gynaecology residency programs is unknown. This study evaluated retention over time of vaginal breech delivery skills taught in simulation, by comparing junior and senior residents. In addition, the residents' subjective comfort level to perform this skill

RESOURCE: How ‘nudge theory’ can help shops avoid a backlash over plastic bag bans

On your way home tonight, you might stop at the supermarket to grab some ingredients for the evening meal. If you're like many shoppers, you'll pass through the self-service checkout, scan your items, and hurriedly place them in the conveniently waiting thin, grey plastic bag before finalising the purchase.At home,

ABSTRACT: The impact of a web-based educational program on the recognition and management of deteriorating patients

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a web-based educational program to enhance enrolled nurses' knowledge and skills in the recognition and management of deteriorating patients. BACKGROUND: Ward nurses of different skill levels play a pivotal role in detecting and responding to deteriorating patients. A skill-mix of registered nurses, enrolled nurses, licensed

ABSTRACT: Education in Sepsis: A Review for the Clinician of What Works, for Whom, and in What Circumstances

Sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in both the general and obstetric populations. Concerns have been raised regarding some cases of substandard care in the management of the septic and there is a real need for continuing multidisciplinary medical education in the recognition and management of the

ABSTRACT: The Use of the Delphi and Other Consensus Group Methods in Medical Education Research: A Review

PURPOSE: Consensus group methods, such as the Delphi method and nominal group technique (NGT), are used to synthesize expert opinions when evidence is lacking. Despite their extensive use, these methods are inconsistently applied. Their use in medical education research has not been well studied. The authors set out to describe the

ABSTRACT: Are You Sure You Want to Do That? Fostering the Responsible Conduct of Medical Education Research

Engaging in questionable research practices (QRPs) is a noted problem across many disciplines, including medical education. While QRPs are rarely discussed in the context of medical education, that does not mean that medical education researchers are immune. Therefore, the authors seek to raise medical educators' awareness of the responsible conduct

ABSTRACT: Evaluating a technology supported interactive response system during the laboratory section of a histology course

Monitoring of student learning through systematic formative assessment is important for adjusting pedagogical strategies. However, traditional formative assessments, such as quizzes and written assignments, may not be sufficiently timely for making adjustments to a learning process. Technology supported formative assessment tools assess student knowledge, allow for immediate feedback, facilitate classroom

MANUSCRIPT: Effectiveness of Adaptive E-Learning Environments on Knowledge, Competence, and Behavior in Health Professionals and Students

BACKGROUND: Adaptive e-learning environments (AEEs) can provide tailored instruction by adapting content, navigation, presentation, multimedia, and tools to each user's navigation behavior, individual objectives, knowledge, and preferences. AEEs can have various levels of complexity, ranging from systems using a simple adaptive functionality to systems using artificial intelligence. While AEEs are promising,