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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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MAGALHAES, Lucas Vilas Bôas et al. A Brazilian original pedagogical approach to the teaching of neurology. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2014, vol.72, n.10, pp.747-752. ISSN 0004-282X.

The two-arm Clinical Decisions/Diagnostic Workshop (CD/DW) approach to undergraduate medical education has been successfully used in Brazil.


Present the CD/DW approach to the teaching of stroke, with the results of its pre-experimental application and of a comparative study with the traditional lecture-case discussion approach.


Application of two questionnaires (opinion and Knowledge-Attitudes-Perceptions-KAP) to investigate the non-inferiority of the CD/DW approach.


The method was well accepted by teachers and students alike, the main drawback being the necessarily long time for its completion by the students, a feature that may better cater for different educational needs. The comparative test showed the CD/DW approach to lead to slightly higher cognitive acquisition as opposed to the traditional method, clearly showing its non-inferiority status.


The CD/DW approach seems to be another option for teaching neurology in undergraduate medical education, with the bonus of respecting each learner`s time.

Palavras-chave : neurology; stroke; medical education; teaching materials.

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