Rintaro Imafuku

Rintaro Imafuku
Gifu University | Gidai · Medical Education Development Center

Doctor of Philosophy

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A combination of online and face-to-face interactions on research amongst students from different universities would stimulate their motivation for engaging in research activities and enhance their sense of belonging to an academic community.
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Professional identity formation, an important component of education, is influenced by participation, social relationships, and culture in communities of practice. As a preliminary investigation of dental hygienists’ professional identity formation, this study examined changes in the dental hygiene students’ perceptions of oral health professionals...
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Background Smooth reciprocal relationships enable a preceptee’s growth, and it has been suggested that without such relationships, the preceptee may not be able to grow successfully. This study explored the differences in perceptions by matching the perspectives of both the preceptees who did not make progress in workplace adjustment and their prec...
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Background With the development of training programmes for health professions, the role of programme coordinators has become increasingly important. However, their role in providing educational support for the professional development of resident trainees has not been investigated well. This study aimed to qualitatively analyse the involvement of p...
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Introduction: Personal statements are important documents in the admission and programme application processes, including international elective programmes, in medical education. However, writing these is challenging for international applicants not only because of their unfamiliarity with this genre but also their English academic writing skills....
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Background In a super-aging society, medical-dental collaboration is increasingly vital for comprehensive patient care. Particularly in dysphagia rehabilitation and perioperative oral functional management, dental hygienists’ active involvement is pivotal to interprofessional collaborative practice. Despite this societal expectation, dental hygieni...
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International electives are recognized as a high-impact practice in clinical education. However, medical students’ actual learning experiences during electives have not been explored fully. Specifically, drawing on language management theory, this exploratory case study investigates students’ perceived learning outcomes and the managing processes b...
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Objectives While leadership is accepted as a crucial aspect of a successful resuscitation team, the role of followership has not been sufficiently explored. This study aims to explore physicians’ perceptions of common favourable followership in resuscitation teams in two different countries. Design A qualitative study with interviews and a reflexi...
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Background Nurturing of physician-scientists is an important mission of academic medical institutes. Although the importance of mentorship in developing future physician-scientists internationally is well established, not much information is available about how they are mentored and how national cultures influence the mentoring relationship. This s...
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Background The excessive sub-divided or concrete pre-determined objectives found in the technological approach in contemporary medical education curricula may hinder the students’ spontaneous learning about diverse needs and values in care. However, medical professionals must learn the diversity for care or a variety of social factors of the patien...
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This chapter provides an overview of undergraduate research (UR) in Japan and discusses its future development. UR is increasingly adopted as an effective pedagogical approach in various disciplines in Japanese higher education. Traditionally, heavy emphasis has been placed on outcome production by faculty members, such as undertaking a final-year...
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Background: The excessive sub-divided or concrete pre-determined objectives found in the technological approach in contemporary medical education curricula may hinder the students’ spontaneous learning about diverse needs and values in care. However, medical professionals must learn the diversity for care or a variety of social factors of the patie...
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Background: The excessive sub-divided or concrete pre-determined objectives found in the technological approach in contemporary medical education curricula may hinder the students’ spontaneous learning about diverse needs and values in care. However, medical professionals must learn the diversity for care or a variety of social factors of the patie...
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Objectives: In an ageing society, community-based medical education in a home care setting needs to be developed. Drawing on Kolb's experiential learning theory, this study aimed to explore the learning processes in overnight home care by medical trainees in terms of their understanding of terminally ill patients and their conceptualization of the...
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Background: Clinical decision-making skills are essential for providing high-quality patient care. To enhance these skills, many institutions worldwide use case-based learning (CBL) as an educational strategy of pre-clinical training. However, to date, the influence of different learning modalities on students' clinical decision-making processes h...
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Background: While it is well known that the cognitive apprenticeship is an effective workplace-based teaching approach for clinical teachers, the effects of faculty development (FD) have not been analyzed from that perspective. The purpose of this study was to investigate the self-assessment by clinical teachers of their educational perceptions an...
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Active, learner-centered teaching strategies, such as problem-based learning, have been adopted widely in undergraduate health professions education. In this context, the majority of the educational research has focused on conducting quantitative analyses to measure the learning effectiveness. However, there is less qualitative study exploring how...
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Introduction: Local faculty development programs may not suffice for physicians to learn about global standards in clinical teaching. This report describes the evaluation of a 1-week international faculty development program in Canada, incorporating on-site observations of clinical teaching with guided reflection, for Japanese clinical teachers. P...
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Employing a theoretical framework and making a theoretical contribution are recognized internationally as important elements in medical education research. The focus of this paper is on a fundamental stage of research design, such as identifying the research paradigm relevant to the researcher’s study philosophical assumptions, including ontology,...
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Objectives: The characteristics of nurses who leave the profession after completing nursing school have not been examined sufficiently. Therefore, we examined the reasons for applying to nursing school and the process of arriving at the decision to apply among nurses showing delayed professional development.Methods: Participants were eight junior n...
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In terms of curriculum development, it is important for faculties to set up a learning environment that supports activities that facilitate the achievement of the intended learning outcomes. This study explores perspectives from medical students and faculty on the benefits of undergraduate research experiences. Thematic analyses of interview data f...
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The purpose of this study is to address what undergraduate students of professional healthcare learned in interprofessional education (IPE), and to explore a way to develop interprofessional work (IPW) competencies effectively in IPE. A qualitative analysis was conducted on the portfolios of 9 medical, 8 dental, 16 pharmaceutical, and 16 nursing an...
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Interprofessional collaboration is an essential approach to comprehensive patient care. As previous studies have argued, interprofessional education (IPE) must be integrated in a stepwise, systematic manner in undergraduate health profession education programmes. Given this perspective, first-year IPE is a critical opportunity for building the foun...
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Background: Due to the declining birth rate and aging of Japanese society, the roles and responsibilities of dental hygienists are continuously expanding. Medical professionalism needs to be pursued continuously throughout one's career in order to improve dental care and treatment. Although conceptualising professionalism is essential to the educa...
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Background How medical residents’ experiences with care for dying patients affect their emotional well-being, their learning outcomes, and the formation of their professional identities is not fully understood. We examine residents’ emotional states and learning occurring during the provision of care to dying patients and specifically discuss the i...
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Japan is well known as a super-aging society, with a low birth rate, and has been ranked as one of the countries having the highest quality of healthcare system. Japan’s society is currently approaching a major turning point with regard to societal and healthcare reforms, which are influenced by international trends and regional needs. Development...
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This special issue of IJPBL, Interactional Research in Problem-Based Learning: Gaining Emic Perspectives, directs both theoretical and practical lenses to examine inside problem-based learning (PBL). A founding premise is that, with the increasing uptake of PBL as both a curriculum component and overarching curriculum design (Lu, Bridges, & Hmelo-...
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Objectives: This study aimed to examine how students’ perceptions of research and learning change through participation in undergraduate research and to identify the factors that affect the process of their engagement in re-search projects. Methods: This qualitative study has drawn on phenomenography as research methodology to explore third-year m...
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Interdisciplinary problem-based learning (PBL) aims to provide students with opportunities to develop the necessary skills to work with different health professionals in a collaborative manner. This discourse study examined the processes of collective knowledge construction in Japanese students in the tutorials. Analyses of video-recorded data elic...
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Modern medical education stresses the importance of staff/faculty development and its evaluation. The Medical Education Development Center of Gifu University has been accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a National Collaboration Center and has held Seminar and Workshop on medical education 50 times ove...
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Problem-based learning (PBL) has expanded widely as a curriculum approach in higher education. Many studies argue that PBL can effectively promote student learning and produce better learning outcomes. Several pedagogical issues relating to student participation in PBL have been explored, particularly in Asian higher education. In order to further...

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