A qualitative study on the development and rectification of advanced medical students’ misconceptions about the physiological electrocardiogram (ECG) = Eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Entstehung und Korrektur von Fehlvorstellungen über das physiologische Elektrokardiogramm (EKG) bei Medizinstudierenden höherer Semester

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Trauschke, M.: A qualitative study on the development and rectification of advanced medical students’ misconceptions about the physiological electrocardiogram (ECG) [Eine qualitative Untersuchung zur Entstehung und Korrektur von Fehlvorstellungen über das physiologische Elektrokardiogramm (EKG) bei Medizinstudierenden höherer Semester]. In: GMS Journal for Medical Education 36 (2019), Nr. 6, Doc72. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3205/zma001280

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Purpose: The study takes a qualitative and explorative approach to capture the concepts that German medical students have of the physiological electrocardiogram (ECG) which they acquired during their preclinical training. These concepts are then considered for possible misconceptions. Afterwards a theory-based intervention which allows subjects to see the connection of the curve progression with the spatial spreading of excitation (animated vector loop) is put to the test. Methods: In the course of a diagnosis of learning potentials, individual students participated in problem-centred, guided interviews. The developed intervention was tested in separately conducted teaching experiments using thinking aloud protocols. The data evaluation was done through qualitative content analysis. Based on the conceptual metaphor theory, conceptions and their underlying embodied cognition were analysed. Results: One of the subjects’ typical misinterpretations is taking the progression of the ECG tracing for a mere increase and decrease of the myocardium’s electrical activity, rather than connecting it with its spatial and temporal aspects. The data evaluation has shown that the newly developed theory-based intervention can lead to re-learning. Reconstructed metaphorical concepts illustrate this process of understanding. It is exemplarily shown how, through the course of the interviews, students are enabled to appropriately explain ECGs as the two-dimensional representation of the spatial excitation propagation in the heart. Conclusion: By capturing typical misconceptions of the physiological electrocardiogram and demonstrating interventions that support learning, the study provides a contribution to comprehensive learning which can be used in the basic education of medical students. © 2019 Trauschke.
License of this version: CC BY 4.0 Unported
Document Type: article
Publishing status: publishedVersion
Issue Date: 2019
Appears in Collections:Philosophische Fakultät

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2 image of flag of United States United States 12 11.32%
3 image of flag of China China 10 9.43%
4 image of flag of Russian Federation Russian Federation 6 5.66%
5 image of flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 5 4.72%
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10 image of flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1 0.94%
    other countries 5 4.72%

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