Bibliometric analysis of teaching methods of acupuncture and moxibustion courses*
2020, 39 (2):
Objective This paper aims at conducting a bibliometric study on the teaching methods of acupuncture and moxibustion courses to provide suggestions and solutions to the teaching in the future. Methods The literature was retrieved from four databases (China National Knowledge Infrastructure, China Biomedicine Database Disc, VIP and Wanfang Data from 2001 to 2019. The main searching terms were “acupuncturology”, “meridians and acupoints”,“subject of acupuncture and moxibustion technique”, “acupuncture andmoxibustion therapy”, “experimental acupuncture and moxibustion”, and “teaching method”. By using Note Express software, we collected the relevant information according to the following categories, publication time, region, journal publication, courses involved, teaching methods, literature research types, etc. The composition ratio was calculated by statistical literature frequency, and the data of each item and its “number of publications” and “composition ratio” were included in the table. Results A total of 90 articles were included, involving 5 acupuncture courses. The main focuses of the research are PBL teaching method (84.4%), multimedia teaching method (10%) and flipped classroom (6.67%). Since 2001, the number of studies has been growing unsteadily in TCM colleges and universities especially in Liaoning, Guangzhou and Jiangxi. Most of the published journals were non-core journals (15.56%), and 32.22% were randomized controlled trial papers. Conclusion Acupuncture and moxibustion teaching methods are diverse, but teaching should be enhanced by implementing three-dimensional teaching mode, and teachers should improve the quality of their academic publications, and randomization principles should be applied in the teaching of research.
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