A website to support EBM instruction for medical students : Faculty-librarian collaboration

Kloda, Lorie A. A website to support EBM instruction for medical students : Faculty-librarian collaboration., 2004 . In Canadian Health Libraries Association Conference 2004, St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador (Canada), 14-18 May 2004. (Unpublished) [Conference poster]


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In the context of a fully electronic curriculum, a website was developed to present all the required materials for a medical student’s intensive course in evidence based medicine. The aim was to make available all didactic and administrative materials on a single, user-friendly website. The website was developed by library staff over a period of four years in collaboration with administrators and instructors in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and includes all course materials, evaluation processes, information for students, and information resources. The course is coordinated by a team of five individuals, one of whom is a health sciences librarian. The site is online at http://www.health.library.mcgill.ca/ebm. Course Materials includes all lecture and workshop slide presentations as well as an online version of the course text and online access to additional readings. Evaluation Processes includes tutorial assignments, online quizzes, and a final assignment. Information for Students includes all scheduling, information about the instructors, evaluation, and organizational matters. Information Resources includes a selected collection of EBM resources, access to specialized databases such as the Cochrane Library, bibliographies, links to EBM centres and directories, EBM journals, and links to sources for Clinical Practice Guidelines. This component represents the significant input of the professional librarian. The site is revised annually as the course evolves and as newer evidence based resources become available on the Internet. Recent evolution and adaptation has focused on improving usability and on providing online access to the course text.

Item type: Conference poster
Keywords: EBM, evidence-based medicine, information literacy, medical students, web-based instruction
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
B. Information use and sociology of information
B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
Depositing user: Lorie A. Kloda
Date deposited: 07 Jan 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/7037


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