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Use of Mind Mapping (MM) as an Unconventional Powerful Study Technique in Medical Education

  • Nahlaa A. Khalifa
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Abstract

This chapter studies the use of mind mapping (MM) as an unconventional but valuable technique in knowledge retrieval and critical thinking in medical education and clinical problems. Library databases (MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE and PsychINFO) were used to research both empirical and conceptual literature on the uses of mind mapping in medical education. Mind mapping is a visual technique which accelerates the learning process, inspires problem-solving and critical thinking, and supports effective teaching. There is a lack of significant previous research on using MM in medical institutions in Africa, especially in Sudan. This chapter supports the view that MM methodologies could be more widely implemented in African medical institutes, particularly in Sudan.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nahlaa A. Khalifa
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  1. 1.Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Applied Medical SciencesKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

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