Teaching and Learning Methods in Medicine

  • Shabih Zaidi
  • Mona Nasir

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 1-31
  3. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 33-73
  4. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 75-107
  5. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 109-135
  6. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 137-149
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    Pages 151-237
  8. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 239-265
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    Pages 267-309
  10. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 311-319
  11. Shabih Zaidi, Mona Nasir
    Pages 321-321
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 323-334

About this book


This book considers the evolution of medical education over the centuries, presents various theories and principles of learning, and discusses different forms of medical curriculum and the strategies employed to develop them, citing examples from medical schools in developed and developing nations. Instructional methodologies and tools for assessment and evaluation are discussed at length and additional elements of modern medical teaching, such as writing skills, communication skills, evidence-based medicine, medical ethics, skill labs, and webinars, are fully considered. In discussing these topics, the authors draw upon the personal experience that they have gained in learning, teaching, and disseminating knowledge in many parts of the world over the past four decades.

Medical education is an ancient philosophy originally taught through a process of apprenticeship and long association between tutor and pupil. Since the introduction of problem-based learning in the 1950s, the scientifically based traditional curriculum developed in the early twentieth century has met with fierce opposition. These conflicting andragogical and pedagogical perspectives, and the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains of learning, are explained and discussed in this book, which will be of interest for medical students, doctors, teachers, nurses, paramedics, and health and education planners.


Assesment and Evaluation Instructional Strategies Medical Curricula Medical Education Problem Based Learning

Authors and affiliations

  • Shabih Zaidi
    • 1
  • Mona Nasir
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Lighthouse Resort, Lands downDean, American University of BarbadosChristchurchBarbados
  2. 2.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06849-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06850-3
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Health & Hospitals