Our mission is to foster and conduct translational research. This involves ongoing dialogue between educational theory and practice. The translational research process involves:
To understand the educational issue or problem at its most basic level
To translate theoretical findings to small-scale implementations to identify the optimal practical translation of the educational innovation
To examine the effect of the educational innovation
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Our research is organised into two streams:
Programmatic assessment for learning
Integrating admissions, assessment, evaluation and education into one system to maximise students’ learning and developing expertise as health professionals
Longitudinal integrated learning environments
Redesigning workplace learning contexts to better foster students’ clinical expertise development and professional identity formation
Recent research publications
Attrill, S., Brebner, C., Marsh, C. (in press). Learning from students: Facilitators' learning in interprofessional placements. Journal of Interprofessional Care, pp. 1-10.
Bearman, M., Greenhill, J. & Nestel, D. (in press). The power of simulation: A large-scale narrative analysis of learners' experiences. Medical Education.
Boulet, J.R., Durning, S.J. (in press). What we measure ... and what we should measure in medical education. Medical Education.
Chew, K.S., van Merrienboer, J.J.G. & Durning, S.J. (2019). Perception of the usability and implementation of a metacognitive mnemonic to check cognitive errors in clinical setting. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), art. no. 18.
Cleland, J. & Durning, S.J. (in press). Education and service: How theories can help in understanding tensions. Medical Education.
Damarell, R.A., May, N., Hammond, S., Sladek, R.M. & Tieman, J.J. (in press). Topic search filters: A systematic scoping review. Health Information & Libraries Journal.
Dietrich, C.F., Hoffmann, B., Abramowicz, J., Badea, R., Braden, B., Cantisani, V., Chammas, M.C., Cui, X.W., Dong, Y, Gilja, O.J., Hari, R., Nisebaum, H., Nicholls, D., Nolsoe, C.P., Nurnberg, D., Prosch, H., Radzina, M., Recker, F., Sachs, A., Saftoiu, A., Serra, A., Sweet, L.P., Vinayak, S., Westerway, S., Chou, Y.H. & Blaivas, M. (in press). Medical student ultrasound education: A WFUMB position part, Part I. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Dong, T., Gilliland, W.R., Cruess, D., Hutchinson, J., Morres, L., Curtis, J., . . . Durning, S.J. (2018). A longitudinal study of commonly used admissions measures and disenrollment from medical school and graduate medical education probation or termination from training. Military Medicine, 183(11-12), e680-e684. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy069
Durning, S.J., Varpio, L., Artino, A.R., Bader, K.S., Meyer, H.S., & Hamwey, M.K. (2018). Interprofessional healthcare teams in the military: A scoping literature review. Military Medicine, 183(11-12), e448-e454. doi:10.1093/milmed/usy087
Govaerts, M.J.B., van der Vleuten, C.P.M. & Holmboe, E.S. (ePub ahead of print). Managing tensions in assessment: Moving beyond either-or thinking. Medical Education.
King, L., Belan, I., Wilson, C. (in press). Are there still barriers to MET calls-Metropolitan and regional nurses' and midwives' perspectives?
Maas, M.J.M., Driehuis, F., Meerhoff, G.A., Heerkens, Y.F., van der Vleuten, C.P.M., Nijhuis-Van der Sanden, M.W.G. & van der Wees, P.J. (2018). Impact of self- and peer assessment on the clinical performance of physiotherapists in primary care: A cohort study. Physiotherapy Canada, 70(4), pp. 393-401.
Malau-Aduli, B.S., Alele, F., Collares, C.F., Reeve, C., van der Vleuten, C., Holdsworth, M., Heggarty, P., Teague, P. (2019). Validity of the scan of postgraduate educational environment domains (SPEED) questionnaire in rural general practice training setting. BMC Medical Education, 19, 25.
Malau-Aduli, B.S., Teague, P.-A., D'Souza, K., (...), Garne, D.L. & van der Vleuten, C. A collaborative comparison of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) standard setting methods at Australian medical schools. Medical Teacher, 39(12), pp. 1261-1267.
Mavis, B., Durning, S.J., & Uijtdehaage, S. (2018). Authorship order in medical education publications: In search of practical guidance for the community. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 1-10. doi:10.1080/10401334.2018.1533836
Munro, E., Morello, A., Oster, C., Redmond, C., Vnuk, A., Lennon, S., Lawn, S. (2018). E-learning for self-management support: Introducing blended learning for graduate students - a cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 18, art. no. 219.
Muller, A. & Daller, M. (2019). Predicting international students' clinical and academic grades using two language tests (IELTS and C-test): A correlational research study. Nurse Education Today, 72, pp. 6-11.
Murray, N., Muller, A. (in press). Developing academic literacy through a decentralised model of English language provision. Journal of Further and Higher Education.
Prakash, S., Sladek, R.M., Schuwirth, L. (in press). Interventions to improve diagnostic decision making: A systematic review and meta-analysis on reflective strategies. Medical Teacher.
Ramani, S., Konings, K.D., Mann, K.V., Pisarski, E.E. & van der Vleuten, C.P.M. (2018). About politeness, face, and feedback: Exploring resident and faculty perceptions of how institutional feedback culture influences feedback practices. Academic Medicine, 93(9), pp. 1348-1358.
Schoo, A., Kumar, K. (2018). The clinical educator and complexity: A review. The Clinical Teacher, 15, pp. 1-7.
Schut, S., Driessen, E., van Tartwijk, J., van der Vleuten, C., Heeneman, S. (in press). Stakes in the eye of the beholder: An international study of learners' perceptions within programmatic assessment. Medical Education, 52, pp. 654-663.
Schuwirth, L., Durning, S. (2018). Educational research: Current trends, evidence base and unanswered questions. Medical Journal of Australia, 208(4), pp. 161-163.e1.
Smadi, O., Parker, S., Gillham, D. & Muller, A. (2019). The applicability of community of inquiry framework to online nursing education: A cross-sectional study. Nurse Education in Practice, 34, pp. 17-24.
Somporn, P., Walters, L.K. & Ash, J.K. (2018). Expectations of rural community-based medical education: A case study from Thailand. Rural and Remote Health, 18(4), art. no. 4709.
Surry, L.T., Torre, D., Trowbridge, R.L., & Durning, S.J. (2018). A mixed-methods exploration of cognitive dispositions to respond and clinical reasoning errors with multiple choice questions. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), 277. doi:10.1186/s12909-018-1372-2
Sweet, L., Keough, M. (in press). Editorial on advancing midwifery education. Women and Birth.
Sweet, L., Bass, J., Sidebotham, M., Fenwick, J., Graham, K. (in press). Developing reflective capacities in midwifery students: Enhancing learning through reflective writing. Women and Birth.
Trowbridge, R.L., Reilly, J.B., Clauser, J.C. & Durning, S.J. (2018). Using computerized virtual cases to explore diagnostic error in practicing physicians. Diagnosis, 5(4), pp. 229-233.
Varpio, L., Ray, R., Dong, T., Hutchinson, J. & Durning, S.J. (2018). Expanding the conversation on burnout through conceptions of role strain and role conflict. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 10(6), pp. 620-623.