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Journal of Biomedical Education
Volume 2014, Article ID 367493, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/367493
Research Article

Near-Peer Teaching and Exam Results: The Acceptability, Impact, and Assessment Outcomes of a Novel Biological Sciences Revision Programme Taught by Senior Medical Students

1College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
2Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK

Received 21 July 2014; Accepted 14 November 2014; Published 30 November 2014

Academic Editor: Gary Velan

Copyright © 2014 Jake Mann et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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