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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909024/toward-high-school-biology-helping-middle-school-students-understand-chemical-reactions-and-conservation-of-mass-in-nonliving-and-living-systems
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Cari F Herrmann-Abell, Mary Koppal, Jo Ellen Roseman
Modern biology has become increasingly molecular in nature, requiring students to understand basic chemical concepts. Studies show, however, that many students fail to grasp ideas about atom rearrangement and conservation during chemical reactions or the application of these ideas to biological systems. To help provide students with a better foundation, we used research-based design principles and collaborated in the development of a curricular intervention that applies chemistry ideas to living and nonliving contexts...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896044/curricular-activities-and-change-in-determinants-of-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-among-adolescents-results-from-the-boost-intervention
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Thea Suldrup Jørgensen, Mette Rasmussen, Sanne Ellegaard Jørgensen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Trine Pagh Pedersen, Anne Kristine Aarestrup, Pernille Due, Rikke Krølner
Knowledge of the association between implementation of different intervention components and the determinants they are tailored to change may contribute to evaluating the effects and working mechanisms of multi-component interventions. This study examined 1) the effect of a Danish multi-component school-based intervention (2010 - 2011) on key determinants of adolescents' fruit and vegetable intake and 2) if dose of curricular activities was positively associated with change in these determinants. Using multi-level linear and logistic regression analyses stratified by gender and socioeconomic position, we analyzed survey data from the cluster-randomized Boost study targeting Danish 13-year-olds' fruit and vegetable intake...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893968/interprofessional-approach-for-teaching-functional-knee-joint-anatomy
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Jakob J Meyer, Markus M Obmann, Marianne Gießler, Dominik Schuldis, Ann-Kathrin Brückner, Peter C Strohm, Florian Sandeck, Björn Spittau
Profound knowledge in functional and clinical anatomy is a prerequisite for efficient diagnosis in medical practice. However, anatomy teaching does not always consider functional and clinical aspects. Here we introduce a new interprofessional approach to effectively teach the anatomy of the knee joint. The presented teaching approach involves anatomists, orthopaedists and physical therapists to teach anatomy of the knee joint in small groups under functional and clinical aspects. The knee joint courses were implemented during early stages of the medical curriculum and medical students were grouped with students of physical therapy to sensitize students to the importance of interprofessional work...
November 25, 2016: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893909/curricular-path-to-value-integrating-an-academic-electronic-health-record
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Jennifer Sorensen, Linda Campbell
BACKGROUND: Regulatory mandates consistently focus on quality, safety, and improving patient care as better evidence surfaces. One of those mandates is the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) across all patient care settings. New graduate nurses must know how to access patient data and document and synthesize patient information accurately to plan safe, quality care and mitigate potential errors. METHOD: In an undergraduate nursing program, the objectives were to provide faculty with simple teaching strategies that promoted ease of integrating an academic EHR (AEHR) across a curriculum, as well as to steadily increase students' use of an AEHR...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893146/alternative-scheduling-models-improving-continuity-of-care-medical-outcomes-and-graduate-medical-education-in-resident-ambulatory-training
#5
Ali J Hussain
An association has been consistently made about continuity of care with improved quality of care and improved medical outcomes. However, resident ambulatory block scheduling prevents the optimization of continuity of care in ambulatory clinical education. The author performed a PubMed search for studies examining continuity of care and curriculum scheduling in US primary care residency clinics. These studies indicate the success of an X + Y scheduling model in resident ambulatory training. Additional benefits have also been noted, including improved clinical teaching and learning, increased sense of teamwork, increased resident satisfaction, improved recruitment and retention, improved patient satisfaction, and elimination of year-end patient care issues after graduation...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892817/creating-the-medical-school-of-the-future-through-incremental-curricular-transformation-the-stanford-healthcare-innovations-and-experiential-learning-directive-shield
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Steven Lin, Kim Osborn, Amelia Sattler, Ian Nelligan, David Svec, Alistair Aaronson, Erika Schillinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887620/anatomy-meets-dentistry-linking-anatomy-and-clinical-practice-in-the-preclinical-dental-curriculum
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Nicole Rafai, Martin Lemos, Lieven Nils Kennes, Ayichah Hawari, Susanne Gerhardt-Szép, Irmgard Classen-Linke
BACKGROUND: Establishing a strong link early on between preclinical coursework and the clinical context is necessary for students to be able to recognize the practical relevance of the curriculum during their preclinical anatomical courses and to transfer knowledge more easily. Our objective was to enhance the clinical relevance of a preclinical anatomy course for second-year medical students of dentistry by implementing an interdisciplinary skills training course on "Palpation of the Head and Neck Muscles" and to measure the learning outcomes...
November 25, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885711/the-importance-of-research-and-scholarly-activity-in-pharmacy-training
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Eli N Deal, Paul M Stranges, Whitney D Maxwell, Jennifer Bacci, Emily J Ashjian, David L DeRemer, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Nicholas B Norgard, Lauren Dombrowski, Robert B Parker
Regardless of practice setting, it is imperative that pharmacists be able to either participate in generating new knowledge or use the ever-expanding body of literature to guide patient care. However, competing priorities in Pharm.D. curricula and residency training programs have resulted in limited emphasis on acquiring research and scholarly skills. Factors likely contributing to this reduced focus include the lack of curricular and postgraduate training standards emphasizing the development of research skills, time to commit to scholarly activity, and accessibility to experienced mentors...
November 25, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875600/finding-the-words-medical-students-reflections-on-communication-challenges-in-clinic
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Genna Braverman, Janine S Bruce, Gregory Makoul, Erika Schillinger
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Interpersonal communication is essential to providing excellent patient care and requires ongoing development. Although aspects of medical student interpersonal communication may degrade throughout career progression, it is unknown what specific elements pose challenges. We aimed to characterize clerkship students' perspectives on communication challenges in the outpatient setting to help inform curricular development. METHODS: Third-year medical students in a required family medicine clerkship were asked to describe a communication challenge they encountered...
November 2016: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873360/personal-measurement-of-exposure-to-black-carbon-and-ultrafine-particles-in-schoolchildren-from-paris-cohort-paris-france
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Alexandra-Cristina Paunescu, Michel Attoui, Souad Bouallala, Jordi Sunyer, Isabelle Momas
 This study aimed to measure in French children personal exposure concentrations of black carbon (BC) and ultrafine particles (UFP), and to quantify the contribution of different microenvironments (home, school, places of extra-curricular activities, transport) to their total exposure. It was conducted on 96 9-year-old children from the PARIS birth cohort. BC and UFP were continuously measured by portable devices (microAeth(®) AE51 and DiSCmini(®) ) for a minimum of 24 hours, while participating families simultaneously filled in a space-time-activity questionnaire...
November 22, 2016: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873220/examining-how-and-why-to-engage-practitioners-from-across-the-learning-landscape-in-the-research-enterprise-proposal-for-phron%C3%A3%C2%AAtic-research-on-education
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Eugene Matusov
Educational practitioners are often reluctant, if not actively resistant, to their participation in production and consumption of educational research. Based on my research experience with educational practitioners, I try to deconstruct this phenomenon using dialogic Bakhtinian and Aristotelian sociocultural frameworks. I consider two major related breakdowns in the educational practice: 1) a lack of self-correcting process in the educational practice, while reliance on accountability policy to achieve the practice quality, and 2) a breakdown between educational research and educational practice...
November 21, 2016: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870517/culturally-responsive-integrative-learning-environments-a-critical-displacement-approach
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Antron D Mahoney
This chapter outlines a critical framework for developing culturally responsive integrative learning environments in leadership education. The framework is grounded in the scholarship of women of color feminism and offers implications for transforming curricular and cocurricular leadership programs.
December 2016: New Directions for Student Leadership
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870193/reflection-in-home-visiting-the-what-why-and-a-beginning-step-toward-how
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Angela M Tomlin, Elesia Hines, Lynne Sturm
The work of home visitors in early childhood fields may include addressing many challenges to achieving curricular outcomes, including issues such as maintaining boundaries and managing one's own reactions to children, parents, and overall family situations. Increasingly, reflective supervision and consultation are recognized as a way for workers in home-visiting early intervention and early care fields to address these personal and professional challenges and build competence (Watson, Gatti, Cox, Harrison, & Hennes, )...
November 2016: Infant Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866451/health-advocacy
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Maria Hubinette, Sarah Dobson, Ian Scott, Jonathan Sherbino
In the medical profession, activities related to ensuring access to care, navigating the system, mobilizing resources, addressing health inequities, influencing health policy and creating system change are known as health advocacy. Foundational concepts in health advocacy include social determinants of health and health inequities. The social determinants of health (i.e. the conditions in which people live and work) account for a significant proportion of an individual's and a population's health outcomes. Health inequities are disparities in health between populations, perpetuated by economic, social, and political forces...
November 21, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864919/using-a-novel-assessment-of-procedural-proficiency-provides-medical-educators-insight-into-blood-pressure-measurement
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Michael Holmstrup, Brock Jensen, Rebecca Burkart, Malorie Levis
Objective: This investigation was performed to determine how students in a health sciences program utilize and explain techniques within blood pressure measurement using a novel assessment, and changes associated with greater curricular exposure. Methods: An exploratory, qualitative and quantitative study was conducted using a 'Think Aloud' design with protocol analysis. Following familiarization, participants performed the task of measuring blood pressure on a reference subject while stating their thought processes...
November 19, 2016: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863135/a-new-roadmap-for-the-journey-from-internist-to-rheumatologist
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Lisa G Criscione-Schreiber, Calvin R Brown, Kenneth S O'Rourke, Howard A Fuchs, Chaim Putterman, Irene J Tan, Joanne Valeriano-Marcet, Evelyn Hsieh, Sarah Zirkle, Marcy B Bolster
OBJECTIVE: Measurement is necessary to gauge improvement. U.S. training programs have not previously used shared standards to assess trainees' mastery of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice rheumatology competently. In 2014, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Next Accreditation System (NAS) began requiring semi-annual evaluation of all medicine subspecialty fellows on 23 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones. Since these Reporting Milestones are not subspecialty-specific, Rheumatology Curricular Milestones were needed to guide rheumatology fellowship training programs and fellows on the training journey from Internist to Rheumatologist...
November 11, 2016: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862175/epistemology-culture-justice-and-power-non-bioscientific-knowledge-for-medical-training
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Ayelet Kuper, Paula Veinot, Jennifer Leavitt, Sarah Levitt, Amanda Li, Jeannette Goguen, Martin Schreiber, Lisa Richardson, Cynthia R Whitehead
CONTEXT: While medical curricula were traditionally almost entirely comprised of bioscientific knowledge, widely accepted competency frameworks now make clear that physicians must be competent in far more than biomedical knowledge and technical skills. For example, of the influential CanMEDS roles, six are conceptually based in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). Educators frequently express uncertainty about what to teach in this area. This study concretely identifies the knowledge beyond bioscience needed to support the training of physicians competent in the six non-Medical Expert CanMEDS roles...
November 15, 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856553/crossing-the-threshold-bringing-biological-variation-to-the-foreground
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Janet M Batzli, Jennifer K Knight, Laurel M Hartley, April Cordero Maskiewicz, Elizabeth A Desy
Threshold concepts have been referred to as "jewels in the curriculum": concepts that are key to competency in a discipline but not taught explicitly. In biology, researchers have proposed the idea of threshold concepts that include such topics as variation, randomness, uncertainty, and scale. In this essay, we explore how the notion of threshold concepts can be used alongside other frameworks meant to guide instructional and curricular decisions, and we examine the proposed threshold concept of variation and how it might influence students' understanding of core concepts in biology focused on genetics and evolution...
2016: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852293/a-simulation-based-curriculum-to-introduce-key-teamwork-principles-to-entering-medical-students
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Arna Banerjee, Jason M Slagle, Nathaniel D Mercaldo, Ray Booker, Anne Miller, Daniel J France, Lisa Rawn, Matthew B Weinger
BACKGROUND: Failures of teamwork and interpersonal communication have been cited as a major patient safety issue. Although healthcare is increasingly being provided in interdisciplinary teams, medical school curricula have traditionally not explicitly included the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors required to function effectively as part of such teams. METHODS: As part of a new "Foundations" core course for beginning medical students that provided a two-week introduction to the most important themes in modern healthcare, a multidisciplinary team, in collaboration with the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment, was asked to create an experiential introduction to teamwork and interpersonal communication...
November 16, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846918/neurology-health-advocacy-curriculum-needs-assessment-curricular-content-and-underlying-components
#20
Ahmad Rida Abuzinadah, Lara Cooke
BACKGROUND: Lack of a health advocacy curriculum and clarity are obstacles for effectively teaching neurology health advocacy (NHA) to neurology residents. Our purpose is to assess the need and develop content for a NHA curriculum and to describe its underlying components. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study with two steps. In step one, neurologists and neurology residents at University of Calgary were surveyed about their perception of teaching NHA and asked to rank 56 neurological diseases on a Likert scale based on how well they lend themselves to teaching health advocacy...
November 16, 2016: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
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