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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078799/specifying-a-state-guaranteed-health-benefits-package-for-kazakhstan-lessons-for-emerging-economies-and-middle-income-countries
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Michael Jones, Tata Chanturidze, Sam Franzen, Alex Manu, Mike Naylor
The Government of Kazakhstan is engaged in a "root and branch" modernisation of the health care sector. One aspect of the raft of modernisation programmes was to revisit the State Guaranteed Health Benefits Package, with the aim to review citizen entitlements to healthcare. This paper reviews the ongoing evolution of the planning of the health benefits package in Kazakhstan, with the main challenges encountered, and critical lessons learned, to be considered for similar attempts elsewhere. The main conclusions are that: the design process requires a blend of technical and socio-political analysis, because it attracts public interest, and therefore political risks; the scale and burden of analysis need to be kept to manageable proportions; and the relationship between the benefits package and funding modalities needs to be carefully managed by the State, to ensure access to declared entitlements to all members, including the most vulnerable, while keeping the package financially feasible...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033699/understanding-doctoral-nursing-students-experiences-of-blended-learning-a-qualitative-study
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Abdolhossein Emami Sigaroudi, Shahrzad Ghiyasvandian, Alireza Nikbakht Nasabadi
The concept of blended learning in the field of nursing and medicine has been accepted. Blended learning has been extensively used thanks to the development of communication technologies and the availability of Internet services. Meanwhile, experiences-based research, by all accounts, can help the expansion of such a learning modality. Therefore, this study was designed to explain nursing doctoral students' experiences of blended learning. To attain this goal, a descriptive phenomenology method was used to illustrate experiences as they are experienced by the participants in the study...
November 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031603/blended-learning-for-reinforcing-dental-pharmacology-in-the-clinical-years-a-qualitative-analysis
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Prashanti Eachempati, K S Kiran Kumar, K N Sumanth
OBJECTIVES: Blended learning has become the method of choice in educational institutions because of its systematic integration of traditional classroom teaching and online components. This study aims to analyze student's reflection regarding blended learning in dental pharmacology. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka-Manipal Medical College among 3(rd) and 4(th) year BDS students. A total of 145 dental students, who consented, participate in the study...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019061/students-perceptions-of-a-blended-learning-experience-in-dental-education
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S Varthis, O R Anderson
INTRODUCTION: "Flipped" instructional sequencing is a new instructional method where online instruction precedes the group meeting, allowing for more sophisticated learning through discussion and critical thinking during the in-person class session; a novel approach studied in this research. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to document dental students' perceptions of flipped-based blended learning and to apply a new method of displaying their perceptions based on Likert-scale data analysis using a network diagramming method known as an item correlation network diagram (ICND)...
December 25, 2016: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995723/masteronline-periodontology-and-implant-therapy-revisited-after-seven-years-a-case-study-of-the-structures-and-outcomes-in-a-blended-learning-cpd
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P Ratka-Krüger, J P Wölber, J Blank, K Holst, I Hörmeyer, E Vögele
INTRODUCTION: There is a great need for postgraduate training and continuing professional development (CPD), specifically in the field of periodontology. Despite the plenty of periodontal CPDs, there is a lack of information about the performance of CPDs in a blended learning setting. This study is a case study of the structures and outcomes in a blended learning CPD programme in periodontology, the MasterOnline Periodontology and Implant Therapy hosted by the University of Freiburg's Dental School...
December 20, 2016: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975195/serious-games-and-blended-learning-effects-on-performance-and-motivation-in-medical-education
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Mary Dankbaar
INTRODUCTION: More efficient, flexible training models are needed in medical education. Information technology offers the tools to design and develop effective and more efficient training. The aims of this thesis were: 1) Compare the effectiveness of blended versus classroom training for the acquisition of knowledge; 2) Investigate the effectiveness and critical design features of serious games for performance improvement and motivation. METHODS: Five empirical studies were conducted to answer the research questions and a descriptive study on an evaluation framework to assess serious games was performed...
December 14, 2016: Perspectives on Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965403/innate-and-learned-olfactory-responses-in-a-wild-population-of-the-egg-parasitoid-trichogramma-hymenoptera-trichogrammatidae
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J Keaton Wilson, H Arthur Woods
Parasitoid insects face the fundamental problem of finding a suitable host in environments filled with competing stimuli. Many are deft sensors of olfactory cues emitted by other insects and the plants they live on, and use these cues to find hosts. Using olfactory cues from host-plants is effective because plants release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), in response to herbivory or oviposition, that contain information about the presence of hosts. However, plant-produced cues can also be misleading because they are influenced by a variety of stimuli (abiotic variation, infection and multiple sources of induction via herbivory or oviposition)...
2016: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934853/clinical-and-biological-progress-over-50-years-in-rett-syndrome
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REVIEW
Helen Leonard, Stuart Cobb, Jenny Downs
In the 50 years since Andreas Rett first described the syndrome that came to bear his name, and is now known to be caused by a mutation in the methyl-CpG-binding protein 2 (MECP2) gene, a compelling blend of astute clinical observations and clinical and laboratory research has substantially enhanced our understanding of this rare disorder. Here, we document the contributions of the early pioneers in Rett syndrome (RTT) research, and describe the evolution of knowledge in terms of diagnostic criteria, clinical variation, and the interplay with other Rett-related disorders...
January 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921266/technology-based-blended-learning-to-facilitate-psychiatry-resident-training-in-prolonged-exposure-pe-therapy-for-ptsd
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Eric Kuhn, Emily Hugo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 5, 2016: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899828/pharmacy-educator-motives-to-pursue-pedagogical-knowledge
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Patricia Baia, Aimee F Strang
Objective. To investigate motives of pharmacy educators who pursue pedagogical knowledge through professional development programs and to develop a model of motivation to inform future development. Methods. A mixed-methods approach was used to study both qualitative and quantitative data. Written narratives, postmodule quizzes, and survey data were collected during a 5-year period (2010-2014) from pharmacy educators who participated in an online professional development program titled Helping Educators Learn Pedagogy (HELP)...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895604/virtue-existential-career-model-a-dialectic-and-integrative-approach-echoing-eastern-philosophy
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Shu-Hui Liu, Jui-Ping Hung, Hsin-I Peng, Chia-Hui Chang, Yi-Jen Lu
Our Virtue Existential Career (VEC) model aims at complementing western modernism and postmodernism career theories with eastern philosophy. With dialectical philosophy and virtue-practice derived from the Classic of Changes, the VEC theoretical foundation incorporates merits from Holland typology, Minnesota Theory of Work Adjustment, Social Cognitive Career Theory, Meaning Therapy, Narrative Approach Career Counseling, and Happenstance Learning Theory. While modernism considers a matched job as an ideal career vision and prefers rational strategies (controlling and realizing) to achieve job security; postmodernism prefers appreciating and adapting strategies toward openness and appreciates multiple possible selves and occupations, our model pursues a blending of security and openness via controlling-and-realizing and appreciating-and-adapting interwoven with each other in a dialectical and harmonious way...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865432/a-hybrid-fault-diagnosis-approach-based-on-mixed-domain-state-features-for-rotating-machinery
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Xiaoming Xue, Jianzhong Zhou
To make further improvement in the diagnosis accuracy and efficiency, a mixed-domain state features data based hybrid fault diagnosis approach, which systematically blends both the statistical analysis approach and the artificial intelligence technology, is proposed in this work for rolling element bearings. For simplifying the fault diagnosis problems, the execution of the proposed method is divided into three steps, i.e., fault preliminary detection, fault type recognition and fault degree identification...
November 16, 2016: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835823/introduction-of-blended-learning-in-a-master-program-developing-an-integrative-mixed-method-evaluation-framework
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Aviva S Chmiel, Maya Shaha, Daniel K Schneider
AIM: The aim of this research is to develop a comprehensive evaluation framework involving all actors in a higher education blended learning (BL) program. BACKGROUND: BL evaluation usually either focuses on students, faculty, technological or institutional aspects. Currently, no validated comprehensive monitoring tool exists that can support introduction and further implementation of BL in a higher education context. METHOD: Starting from established evaluation principles and standards, concepts that were to be evaluated were firstly identified and grouped...
January 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810629/the-integration-and-evaluation-of-a-social-media-facilitated-journal-club-to-enhance-the-student-learning-experience-of-evidence-based-practice-a-case-study
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Caleb Ferguson, Michelle DiGiacomo, Leila Gholizadeh, Leila E Ferguson, Louise D Hickman
INTRODUCTION: Nurses are required to interpret and apply knowledge so communities will receive care based on best available evidence, as opposed to care that is simply based on tradition or authority. Fostering nursing students' critical appraisal skills will assist in their capacity to engage with, interpret and use best evidence. Journal clubs are frequently used approach to engage learners with research and develop critical appraisal skills. Given new flipped and blended approaches to teaching and learning there is need to rejuvenate how research is utilised and integrated within journal clubs to maximise engagement and translation of evidence...
January 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799454/impact-of-simple-conventional-and-telehealth-solutions-on-improving-mental-health-in-afghanistan
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Shariq Khoja, Richard Scott, Nida Husyin, Hammad Durrani, Maria Arif, Faqir Faqiri, Ebadullah Hedayat, Wahab Yousufzai
For more than a century Afghanistan has been unstable, facing decades of war, social problems, and intense poverty. As a result, many of the population suffer from a variety of mental health problems. The Government recognises the situation and has prioritised mental health, but progress is slow and services outside of Kabul remain poor. An international collaborative implemented a project in Badakshan province of Afghanistan using conventional and simple low-cost e-Health solutions to address the four most common issues: depression, psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse...
December 2016: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789532/effective-educational-videos-principles-and-guidelines-for-maximizing-student-learning-from-video-content
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Cynthia J Brame
Educational videos have become an important part of higher education, providing an important content-delivery tool in many flipped, blended, and online classes. Effective use of video as an educational tool is enhanced when instructors consider three elements: how to manage cognitive load of the video; how to maximize student engagement with the video; and how to promote active learning from the video. This essay reviews literature relevant to each of these principles and suggests practical ways instructors can use these principles when using video as an educational tool...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785342/egender-from-e-learning-to-e-research-a-web-based-interactive-knowledge-sharing-platform-for-sex-and-gender-specific-medical-education
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EDITORIAL
Ute Seeland, Ahmad T Nauman, Alissa Cornelis, Sabine Ludwig, Mathias Dunkel, Georgios Kararigas, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
BACKGROUND: Sex and Gender Medicine is a novel discipline that provides equitable medical care for society and improves outcomes for both male and female patients. The integration of sex- and gender-specific knowledge into medical curricula is limited due to adequate learning material, systematic teacher training and an innovative communication strategy. We aimed at initiating an e-learning and knowledge-sharing platform for Sex and Gender Medicine, the eGender platform (http://egender...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764018/preparing-residents-effectively-in-emergency-skills-training-with-a-serious-game
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Mary E W Dankbaar, Maartje Bakhuys Roozeboom, Esther A P B Oprins, Frans Rutten, Jeroen J G van Merrienboer, Jan L C M van Saase, Stephanie C E Schuit
INTRODUCTION: Training emergency care skills is critical for patient safety but cost intensive. Serious games have been proposed as an engaging self-directed learning tool for complex skills. The objective of this study was to compare the cognitive skills and motivation of medical residents who only used a course manual as preparation for classroom training on emergency care with residents who used an additional serious game. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study with residents preparing for a rotation in the emergency department...
October 19, 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763700/early-life-diets-with-prebiotics-and-bioactive-milk-fractions-attenuate-the-impact-of-stress-on-learned-helplessness-behaviours-and-alter-gene-expression-within-neural-circuits-important-for-stress-resistance
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Agnieszka Mika, Heidi E W Day, Alexander Martinez, Nicole L Rumian, Benjamin N Greenwood, Maciej Chichlowski, Brian M Berg, Monika Fleshner
Manipulating gut microbes may improve mental health. Prebiotics are indigestible compounds that increase the growth and activity of health-promoting microorganisms, yet few studies have examined how prebiotics affect CNS function. Using an acute inescapable stressor known to produce learned helplessness behaviours such as failure to escape and exaggerated fear, we tested whether early life supplementation of a blend of two prebiotics, galactooligosaccharide (GOS) and polydextrose (PDX), and the glycoprotein lactoferrin (LAC) would attenuate behavioural and biological responses to stress later in life...
October 20, 2016: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758129/medical-student-attitudes-toward-kidney-physiology-and-nephrology-a-qualitative-study
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John K Roberts, Matthew A Sparks, Ruediger W Lehrich
Interest in nephrology among trainees is waning in the USA. Early perceptions and attitudes to subject matter can be linked to the quality of pre-clinical curricula. We wanted to explore these attitudes in the setting of modern curriculum redesign. We utilized Q methodology to understand first-year medical student attitudes after an innovative kidney physiology curriculum redesign that focuses on blending multiple learning methods. First-year medical students were invited to take a Q sort survey at the conclusion of a kidney physiology course...
November 2016: Renal Failure
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