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Versteeg, Marjolein; Wijnen-Meijer, Marjo; Steendijk, Paul – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Misconceptions about physiology are a major threat to accurate scientific and clinical reasoning in medical education. Awareness is often mentioned as a prerequisite to achieve conceptual understanding; however, students are frequently unaware of their incorrect understanding. We explored the multitier approach as a tool to obtain insight into…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Metabolism, Heart Disorders, Student Attitudes
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Kleiman, Amanda M.; Potter, Jennifer F.; Bechtel, Allison J.; Forkin, Katherine T.; Dunn, Lauren K.; Collins, Stephen R.; Lyons, Genevieve; Nemergut, Edward C.; Huffmyer, Julie L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
With increasing medical knowledge, procedural, and diagnostic skills to learn, it is vital for educators to make the limited amount of teaching time available to students effective and efficient. Generative retrieval is an effective and efficient learning tool, improving long-term retention through the practice of retrieval from memory. Forty…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Psychological Patterns, Retention (Psychology), Medical Students
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Upson-Taboas, Charity F.; Montoya, Ruben; O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
An understanding of human embryology is essential for students to better understand the subjects of human anatomy and physiology. However, human embryology is a challenging subject for many, since they must learn how anatomic structures and physiological processes develop over a period of time. Embryology texts typically use static,…
Descriptors: Animation, Embryology, Science Instruction, Human Body
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Bintley, Helen L.; Bell, Alexander; Ashworth, Rachel – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Evidence shows that biomedical knowledge is more effectively taught within the medical curriculum by teaching in context, to facilitate learning transfer. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of combining high-technology simulation and physiology teaching on medical student learning and experience. First-year medical…
Descriptors: Physiology, Clinical Experience, Medical Education, Technology Integration
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Kay, Denise; Pasarica, Magdalena – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Faculty dissatisfaction with diminishing levels of student engagement in lifestyle medicine sessions prompted this exploratory project that compared differences in students' substantive engagement in medical preclinical and clinical level lifestyle medicine sessions. The preclinical and clinical level sessions had the same learning objectives and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Student Satisfaction, Medical Education, Medical Students
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Johnson, Shereé M.; Owens, Tamara L.; O'Neil, Jahn N. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Although human patient simulation (HPS) began more than a decade ago, substantial evidence argues for increased use of simulation in teaching basic science courses, such as physiology and the full integration of simulation into medical school curricula so as to benefit both educators and learners. The introduction and application of simulation in…
Descriptors: Physiology, Medical Education, Simulation, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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De Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa; Viana, Ricardo Borges; Luz, Nina Franco; De Santana, Marcos Gonçalves; Campos, Mário Hebling; Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz; Andrade, Marília Santos – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
The textbook is a pedagogical tool that provides students and professionals with scientific information. As exercise is an important strategy for the prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and arterial hypertension, the presence of correct and up-to-date scientific information in exercise…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Hypertension, Exercise Physiology, Textbooks
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Malau-Aduli, Bunmi S.; Alele, Faith O.; Heggarty, Paula; Teague, Peta-Ann; Gupta, Tarun Sen; Hays, Richard – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Medical programs are under pressure to maintain currency with scientific and technical advances, as well as prepare graduates for clinical work and a wide range of postgraduate careers. The value of the basic sciences in primary medical education was assessed by exploring the perceived clinical relevance and test performance trends among medical…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Clinical Experience, Multiple Choice Tests, Science Education
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Zhang, Xiao-Min; Yu, Jian-Yun; Yang, Yuan; Feng, Cui-Peng; Lyu, Jing; Xu, Shi-Lian – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
A small private online course (SPOC) supports blended learning on a small scale, enabling students to have a more comprehensive and deeper learning experience. It also provides instructors with a flexible and feasible model to better understand the students' learning needs and to supervise students' learning behaviors. In this study, we adopted…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Individualized Instruction
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Eckel, Julia; Zavaritskaya, Olga; Schüttpelz-Brauns, Katrin; Schubert, Rudolf – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Recently, medical students' scientific thinking skills have been identified as an important issue in medical education. Scientific thinking cannot be imparted in conventional lectures, but rather requires actively involving students. We modified a practical course in physiology. A study was designed to test whether the new course fosters…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Thinking Skills, Physiology
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Olson, Jay; Rinehart, Jim; Spiegel, Jacqueline Jordan; Al-Nakkash, Layla – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
A variety of medical simulators have been developed over recent years for students of all medical professions. These simulators serve to teach basic science concepts, advanced clinical skills, as well as empathy and student confidence. This study aimed to understand the students' perception of the integration of high-fidelity simulation exercises…
Descriptors: Physiology, Medical Education, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Powell, Jacqueline M.; Murray, Ian V. J.; Johal, Jaspreet; Elks, Martha L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Physiology is one of the major foundational sciences for the medical curriculum. This discipline has proven challenging for students to master due to ineffective content acquisition and retention. Preliminary data obtained from a survey completed by "low-performance" students (those maintaining a grade average below the passing mark of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Small Group Instruction, Active Learning, Tutorial Programs
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Muthukrishnan, Suriya Prakash; Chandran, Dinu S.; Afreen, Naaz; Bir, Megha; Dastidar, Shaon Ghosh; Jayappa, Harsith; Mattoo, Bhawna; Navneet, Arvind; Poorasamy, Jeevitha; Roy, Atanu; Sharma, Anju; Ghosh, Debabrata; Deepak, Kishore K. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
Didactic lecture is an effective method to quickly pass on a high volume of information to a large number of students. However, if not well designed, lectures can be monotonous and provide only passive learning, with little scope for higher order learning skills. To address this drawback of lectures, we supplemented it with case-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique), College Freshmen
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Vázquez-García, Mario – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
The present study examined the relationship between second-year medical students' group performance and individual performance in a collaborative-learning environment. In recent decades, university professors in the scientific and humanistic disciplines have successfully put into practice different modalities of collaborative approaches to…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Education, Physiology, Human Body
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Robinson, Philip G.; Newman, David; Reitz, Cara L.; Vaynberg, Lena Z.; Bahga, Dalbir K.; Levitt, Morton H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to see whether a large drawing of a nephron helped medical students in self-directed learning groups learn renal physiology, histology, and pharmacology before discussing clinical cases. The end points were the grades on the renal examination and a student survey. The classes in the fall of 2014 and 2015 used the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Students, Medical Education, Human Body
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