Eeva Pyörälä

Eeva Pyörälä
University of Helsinki | HY · Center for University Teaching and Learning

PhD, MME, M.Soc.Sc. Lic.Soc.Sc. FAMEE

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Introduction
Eeva Pyörälä currently works at the Center for University Teaching and Learning, University of Helsinki. Eeva is active in doing research in Medical Education, Technology Enhanced Learning and Mobile Learning, Online Assessment using BYOD strategy, Communication Skills Learning, Scolarship of Teaching and Learning. Eeva is passionate about active learning methods, such as flipped learning, and using new digital learning environment for learning and assessment. Eeva is a Fellow of AMEE, Vice-chari of the AMEE Fellowship Committee and Member of the Advisory Boar of Medical Teacher.
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January 1991 - present
University of Helsinki
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in University Pedagogy

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Publications (69)
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Introduction: In 2011, a consensus report was produced on technology-enhanced assessment (TEA), its good practices, and future perspectives. Since then, technological advances have enabled innovative practices and tools that have revolutionised how learners are assessed. In this updated consensus, we bring together the potential of technology and...
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Future health professions need generic skills in their working lives, such as knowledge analysis, collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills. The teaching and learning environment is crucial in the development of generic skills when studying at university. The aim of this research was to examine students’ perceptions of learning generi...
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We investigated the short- and long-term effects of two different evidence-based mindfulness training on students’ stress and well-being. A randomised controlled trial with three measurement points (baseline, post-intervention, and 4 months post-intervention) was conducted among undergraduate students of medicine, dentistry, psychology, and logopae...
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This study examines, using a cross-sectional approach, the digital competence of academic teachers at a time when teaching shifted to digital distance learning at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers from different academic fields at a large multidisciplinary Finnish university (N = 265) responded to a questionnaire about the purposes for w...
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Background Mobile devices provide medical students with easy access to medical information and educational resources. Since 2013, we have followed the study use of iPads among medical students. In 2016, we observed a notable drop in the mobile device usage in the first cohort of medical students entering their clinical courses. Methods The aim of...
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Suomalaiset potilaat käyttävät yhä laajemmin terveydenhuollon sähköisiä palveluja. COVID-19-pandemia on lisännyt erityisesti etävastaanottojen käyttöä. Sähköisten terveystietojen avaaminen potilaille oli tärkeä askel terveydenhuollon digitalisaatiossa. Osalle potilaista sähköisten terveyspalvelujen käyttö on haastavaa. Suuri osa potilaista hakee t...
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Universities invest in teaching academies to reward outstanding teachers. Few studies have been published about the impact of teaching academies on teaching communities. The aim of this study was to see who excellent academic teachers spoke to when they discussed teaching and learning, and what kind of community a Teachers’ Academy established in 2...
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Background: Health care providers’ beliefs influence the outcomes of low back pain patients care. Objectives: The aim of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the Health Care Providers’ Pain and Impairment Relationship Scale into Finnish (HC-PAIRS-FI) and to evaluate its psychometric properties and factor structure in a sample of...
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Introduction: It can be challenging integrating biomedical sciences into dentistry programs. The aim was to examine students' perceptions of how joint biomedical courses with medical students and courses tailored for dental students supported their clinical studies. Materials and methods: The target group was clinical phase dental students. Cros...
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Background: Mobile devices provide medical students with easy access to medical information and educational resources. Since 2013, we have followed the study use of iPads among medical students. In 2016, we observed a notable drop in the mobile device usage in the first cohort of medical students entering their clinical courses. Methods: The aim of...
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Studenter inom medicin upplever höga nivåer av stress, vilket bidrar till sämre akademiska prestationer och mindre välbefinnande. För att få kännedom om studenternas hälsa utförde vi undersökningen ”Studier och välbefinnande” vid medicinska fakulteten vid Helsingfors universitet. Hälften av studenterna upplevde stress, väldigt eller ganska mycket,...
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Under senare tid har många forskningsbaserade förändringar gjorts inom medicinsk grundutbildning. Ett av huvudmålen är att studenterna ska lära sig på djupet i stället för att lära sig utantill, skriva ner detaljer under tentamen och därefter glömma bort dem. För att främja detta har lärarna tagit kurser i universitetspedagogik. En av de pedagogisk...
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Kommunikation med patienter är av central betydelse i läkarens arbete och lägger grunden för god patientvård. På 1990-talet inleddes i Finland systematisk utbildning i kommunikationsfärdigheter för medicine studerande. Enligt internationella modeller sker kommunikationsundervisningen med professionella skådespelare som simulerade patienter. Skådesp...
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High-quality colposcopy is essential in cervical cancer prevention. We performed a multicentre prospective interventional pilot-study, evaluating the effect of a six-hour case-based colposcopy course on short- and long-term learning of colposcopy-related knowledge, diagnostic accuracy levels and confidence. We recruited 213 colposcopists participat...
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Developing clinical and professional skills in an authentic context is critical for modern healthcare providers. Mobile device applications provide a means for delivering and compiling the versatile documentation associated with assessments of students’ clinical and procedural performance, communication with patients and professional behaviour in h...
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In this session, a subgroup of the AMEE Fellowship Committee plans to explore educational scholarship and discuss strategies to advance from teaching to scholarly teaching and to scholarship in health professions education. Following the footsteps of experts (Boyer 1990, Shulman 1987, Glassick 1997, Kreber 2002), we unravel the theoretical foundati...
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Authentic learning in clinical placements is an important attribute of health professional education. Authentic assessment in this dynamic learning environment gauge students’ clinical, communication and professional skills. Given the nature of placements, mobile devices provide an ideal means for stakeholders to document student performance and ac...
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This article introduces key concepts of activity theory and expansive learning. Expansive learning builds on the foundational ideas of the cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). It is a research approach designed for studying the complexities and contradictions in authentic workplace environments. Change Laboratory is a formative intervention...
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Professor Yrjö Engeström is an internationally leading figure in Activity Theory, which is one of the featured topics at AMEE 2019. He developed expansive learning, an interventionist and participatory research approach, to studying change in complex organizations. AMEE will have the privilege of hosting a plenary lecture by Professor Engeström dur...
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Background:The Universities of Helsinki, Manchester and Toronto have fostered mobile learning and integrated the use of digital learning resources into active learning strategies. In Manchester and Helsinki, the Faculty has delivered students tablet computers for their personal and study use. In Toronto, students are encouraged to use their own dev...
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Background Students use mobile devices extensively in their everyday life, and the new technology is adopted in study usage. Since 2013, the University of Helsinki has given new medical and dental students iPads for study use. Simultaneously, an action research project on mobile learning started focusing on these students’ mobile device usage throu...
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Background: The Manchester Medical School and the University of Helsinki are active in fostering mobile learning in medicine. The Manchester project has integrated iPads into clinical environment since 2011. The Helsinki project has incorporated mobile learning into biomedical studies since 2013 and is now fostering mobile learning in clinical stud...
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Background: The University of Manchester and the University of Helsinki are active in fostering mobile learning in medicine. Since 2011, the Manchester project has integrated iPads into clinical environment and developed digital work-place assessment. The Helsinki project started in 2013. Today the mobile learning cohorts cover the biomedical and c...
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Jokainen lääkäri tekee työssään virheitä. Aina seuraukset eivät ole vakavia, mutta niitä kohdatessa tulisi pysähtyä pohtimaan, miksi näin kävi. Vakavia seurauksia aiheuttaneet virheet voivat johtaa lääkärin ja myös muun terveydenhuoltohenkilöstön työkyvyn alenemiseen. Virheiden analyysi ja rakentava käsittely työyhteisössä on osa lääkärin ammattita...
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The University of Helsinki established a Teachers’ Academy to reward excellence in teaching. This study focuses on teachers’ significant networks and their meaningful conversations about teaching and learning before the establishment of the Teachers’ Academy. The research data consisted of answers to open-ended questions, and were examined using so...
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Medical education is facing changes in order to improve young doctors' competency to respond better to current needs of the patients and the society. Both curriculum content and teaching methods are revised. In addition to vibrant research in academic medical education, teachers are supported by the improved web-based learning environments and nove...
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Artikkelissa tarkastellaan ja vertaillaan neljää lääketieteen koulutuksessa käytettävää oppimismenetelmää, jotka painottavat opiskelija-ja oppimislähtöistä opiskelua. Ongelmalähtöisessä, tapauspohjaisessa, ryhmälähtöisessä ja käänteisessä oppi-misessa aktivoidaan opiskelijoiden aiempi tieto ja tavoitteena on uuden ymmärryksen saavuttaminen. Oppimin...
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The aims of this study were to evaluate the correlation between the results of the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and clinical assessment and to test the reliability of OSCE test stations. All 4th year undergraduate dental students (n = 47, 100%) attended the OSCE in April 2010. The students were divided into two groups (morning g...
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Background In medical students’ communication training, the doctor-patient encounter can be simulated through experiential learning methods, such as simulated patients (SPs) and role-play. However, more theater and drama education–based methods have not been widely used in the context of medical education. Aim In this mixed-method study, we compar...
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Newly licensed dentists are a promising group to evaluate the compatibility of dental education with working life. The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences amongst young dentists in their self-assessed competence and perceived compatibility of their undergraduate education with working life. This study was a part of a national surve...
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Abstract Faculty development requires practical tools for supporting teachers' professional development. In a modern medical education context, teachers need to adapt to various educational roles. This article describes how a role-based portfolio with a qualitative self-assessment scale was developed. It strives to encourage and support teachers' g...
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Koponen, J. & Pyörälä, E. (2014). Vuorovaikutuskoulutus ja lääkärin työn haasteet. (Challenges of physicians’ communication skills training). Suomen Lääkärilehti, 9, 619–620.
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Recent research on problem-based learning (PBL) has shown that students need support when dealing with conflicting ideas in PBL-tutorial discussions. In the present study, we examined tutor facilitation during tutorial discussions, and particularly how the facilitation helped students to collaboratively resolve conflicts on knowledge. The study inv...
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During medical studies, young doctors have grown accustomed to both provide and receive feedback, and they also expect to receive it. Supervisors, on the other hand, have traditionally seldom received training in constructive provision of feedback. Constructive feedback to employees is also part of high-quality management. Feedback is most commonly...
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The aim of our study was to gain understanding of different types of conflicts on knowledge in the discussions of problem-based learning tutorial groups, and how such conflicts are dealt with. We examined first-year medical and dental students' (N = 33) conflicts on knowledge in four videotaped reporting phase tutorials. A coding scheme was created...
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Despite numerous studies exploring medical students' attitudes to communication skills learning (CSL), there are apparently no studies comparing different experiential learning methods and their influence on students' attitudes. We compared medical students' attitudes to learning communication skills before and after a communication course in the d...
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Background. In medical students' communication training, the doctor-patient encounter can be simulated through experiential learning methods, such as simulated patients (SPs) and role-play. However, more theater and drama education–based methods have not been widely used in the context of medical education.
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Purpose – This study aims to compare Finnish medical students' perceptions of the suitability of three experiential methods in learning interpersonal communication competence (ICC). The three methods it seeks to explore are: theatre in education; simulated patient interview with amateur actors; and role-play with peers. The methods were introduced...
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Course: Health Communication (doctor-patient communication) Objectives: Students analyze doctor-patient communication and practice interpersonal communication to understand effective communication in a patient-physician relationship.
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This study examined teaching teamwork skills to first-year medical students. Teamwork skills focused on verbal communication in PBL-tutorial sessions and in healthcare teams. The aim was to find out how to teach teamwork skills to first-year medical students and how to motivate them to learn these skills. Three consecutive classes of first-year med...
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Mönkkönen, J., Pyörälä, E. & Isotalus, P. (2007). Medical students' perceptions of simulated patient interviews with amateur actors. DRAMA - Nordisk dramapedagogisk tidsskrift, 4, 20-25.
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Most studies concerning pain education of undergraduate medical students focus on knowledge, but little is known about the interviewing skills and pain evaluation. At the end of the fifth study year and at the beginning of the sixth year the students were asked to answer an electronical questionnaire to evaluate how the IASP curriculum on pain had...
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This paper analyses the production and reception roles of 7- to 9-year-old children and 13- to 15-year-old adolescents in two-party, three-party and multi-party encounters in the dietary counseling of diabetics. In the two-party encounters, the adolescents had an active patient role, even though their engagement withered if they had to go through a...
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In this article drinkmg stories among young adults in Finland and Spain are compared. The study is based on qualitative interviews with students attending commercial colleges. The analysis of the drinking stories gives an insight into the interviewees' personal experiences of drinking and drunkenness. Two ideal types of both Finnish and Spanish dri...
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This paper compares trends in alcohol consumption in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy starting from the beginning of the 1950's and extending until the 1980's and examines the modernization and internationalization of beverage preferences in these countries. The total consumption of alcohol has declined in Spain, France and Italy and the consumpti...

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622 / 5000 Käännöstulokset The aim of the project is to study the quality of distance learning and learning and its development in university studies. We have collected research data on the use of the e-learning environment before Covid 19 and since then in several faculties. Our research provides interesting perspectives on how distance learning is developed to support student learning. Our data provide an opportunity for both a transverse comparison between different faculties and a longitudinal comparison of how distance learning was implemented before, during, and which distance learning practices were adopted for more permanent use.