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Bian, Hui; Bian, Yan; Li, Jiao; Li, Yue; Ma, Yanhua; Shao, Xiaoxia; Xu, Jiahao – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
Peer instruction has been used extensively in lecture courses; however, there is little evidence of its use in laboratory courses. The purpose of the present study was to describe the implementation of the peer instruction method in a physiology laboratory course in China. Second-year medical students attended a 6-wk physiology laboratory course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Science Instruction, Physiology
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Li, Yong-Yu; Li, Kun; Yao, Hong; Xu, Xiao-Juan; Cai, Qiao-Lin – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Pathophysiology is a scientific discipline that studies the onset and progression of pathological conditions and diseases, and pathophysiology is one of the core courses in most preclinical medical curricula. In China, most medical schools house a Department of Pathophysiology, in contrast to medical schools in many developed countries. The staff…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physiology, Pathology, Medical Education
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Chen, Jian; Zhou, Junhai; Sun, Li; Wu, Qiuhui; Lu, Huiling; Tian, Jing – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Student-centered learning is generally defined as any instructional method that purportedly engages students in active learning and critical thinking. The student-centered method of teaching moves the focus from teaching to learning, from the teachers' conveying course concepts via lecture to the understanding of concepts by students. The…
Descriptors: Laboratory Experiments, Student Centered Curriculum, Physiology, Active Learning
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Sherer, Renslow; Wan, Yu; Dong, Hongmei; Cooper, Brian; Morgan, Ivy; Peng, Biwen; Liu, Jun; Wang, Lin; Xu, David – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
To modernize its stagnant, traditional curriculum and pedagogy, the Medical School of Wuhan University in China adopted (with modifications) the University of Chicago's medical curriculum model. The reform effort in basic sciences was integrating histology and physiology into one course, increasing the two subjects' connection to clinical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Educational Change, Teaching Methods