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This work-in-progress paper presents our introduction of a journal club activity directly into undergraduate biomedical engineering (BME) courses. This activity is aimed at contextualizing complex topics in BME through peer-reviewed articles. Our journal club activity is composed of a written assignment focused on summarizing and evaluating the assigned article and an in-class discussion of the article. In this paper, we present how we structured the written assignment and classroom discussion. Additionally, a skill that we aimed to develop in our students with this assignment was their ability to critically evaluate journal articles. As such, we examined student critical thinking skills through an analysis of written assignments. Although we found that students valued this activity, we found that students did not develop their abilities to critically evaluate scientific articles. Future work is needed to develop structured feedback that can assist in developing these critical analysis skills.
Chapman, M. A., & Cornwall, G. B. (2020, June), WIP: Direct Incorporation of Research Articles into Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Courses to Contextualize Complex Topics Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35534
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