Provide students literature/information seeking skills for time saving during medical school, residency programs, and life-long learning. Each session will have a discussion period covering previous assignments, lecture, or instructional session on new material, and instructions on new assignments. Lectures and assignments will focus on resources available to students for the effective use of library and internet resources focusing on medical informatics. Resourses covered will include OVID databases (MEDLINE, HEALTHSTAR, CINAHL, etc.) PubMed, Science Citation Index, Current Contents, OnLine Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, MDConsult, Science Direct, Cochrane Database, and other resources of the Biomedical Library. regarding searching/use of information resources. Tutorials as assigned. Evaluation of web sites, search engines, and basic PC skills, email, basic internet as needed.
This is primarily a ?hands on? course taught in the computer lab at the Baugh Biomedical Library on campus. Essential skills will be taught to each student in a personal and interactive manner. Projects will be done with all applications and reviewed by the instructor. Informal discussion will take place on a daily basis regarding student interest and observations.