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Library and Information Science

2008

Computer based learning

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Using Computer-Based Case Studies For Developing Information Searching Skills And Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine In Patient Care Plans., Anthony J. Frisby, Daniel G. Kipnis Dec 2008

Using Computer-Based Case Studies For Developing Information Searching Skills And Implementing Evidence-Based Medicine In Patient Care Plans., Anthony J. Frisby, Daniel G. Kipnis

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Since 1987 over 1,300 first year medical students at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA have completed a required Medical Informatics course. This course is the responsibility of the Library’s Education Services division. Designed to develop information-searching skills and teach methods for evaluating evidence-based medicine, the course employs a combination of self-paced online tutorials and case studies. The case studies in particular have proven to be a very effective learning tool. Course evaluations are consistently positive, with comments citing the interesting case studies and the effectiveness and appropriateness of the teaching method. This chapter describes the case development ...


Computer-Based Learning For Esrd Patient Education: Current Status And Future Directions, Jeanette K. Chambers, Anthony J. Frisby Dec 2008

Computer-Based Learning For Esrd Patient Education: Current Status And Future Directions, Jeanette K. Chambers, Anthony J. Frisby

Anthony J Frisby, PhD

Computer use in everyday life has expanded human potential in virtually every possible arena. In health care, computer technology affects direct clinical care through diagnostics, treatment, monitoring, and documentation processes. Patient care systems use computer technology to manage billing, scheduling, and multiple other administrative functions. Computer technology for education of health care professionals has been primarily in elected undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Computer-based continuing education for health care professionals has been available for at least a decade, but computer-based patient education is just now beginning to emerge as a learning options. This article describes examples of patient education ...