La enseñanza de las ciencias de la información en el currículum de los estudiantes de medicina y de otras especialidades afines

Nodarse Rodríguez, Mario La enseñanza de las ciencias de la información en el currículum de los estudiantes de medicina y de otras especialidades afines. ACIMED, 2005, vol. 13, n. 6. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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English abstract

In order to determine the present tendencies toward the incorporation of the teaching of information science to the curriculum of the medical students and other related specialties, it was made a review of the literature available in the biomedical databases -bibliographical or complete text style- and of multiple web sites with information related to the theme, starting from different search engines -general and thematic. The current world tendency is the information literacy to all the society, at all levels of eduation, especially at the university. An increasing importance is given to the introduction of courses or subjects on information sciences to the curriculum of the medical students and of other health professions at the world level. The curriculum design, in effect in Cuba for the career of medicine and other related disciplines, lacks a program, subject or course that contributes to the knowledge and creation of the necessary skills among the students of these disciplines to use the resources and the information associated with their specialties.

Spanish abstract

Con el objetivo de determinar las tendencias actuales sobre la incorporación de la enseñanza de las ciencias de la información al currículum de los estudiantes de medicina y otras especialidades afines, se realizó una revisión de la literatura disponible en las bases de datos biomédicas -bibliográficas o a texto completo- y de múltiples sitios de Internet con información relacionada con el tema a partir de diferentes motores de búsqueda -generales y temáticos. La tendencia mundial actual es la alfabetización en información de toda la sociedad, a todos los niveles de la enseñanza y especialmente en la enseñanza universitaria. Es creciente la importancia que se concede a la incorporación de cursos o asignaturas sobre ciencias de la información a los currículum de los estudiantes de medicina y de otras profesiones de la salud a escala internacional. El diseño curricular, vigente en Cuba para la carrera de medicina y otras disciplinas afines, carece de un programa, asignatura o curso que contribuya al conocimiento y la creación de las habilidades necesarias en los estudiantes de estas disciplinas para el uso de los recursos y la información asociada con sus especialidades.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Ciencias de la información, educación, Medicina, Information Sciences, education, Medicine.
Subjects: G. Industry, profession and education. > GG. Curricula aspects.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GH. Education.
Depositing user: Cuerpo Editorial ACIMED
Date deposited: 13 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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