Information Competency for Health Professionals
|Title and Dates:||Internet
and Information Competency for Health Professionals
- May 27, 2004
|Contact Information:|| Attend
an orientation at the Gavilan Library (30-50 minute) class to become
familiar with the course setup.This is optional, but highly recommended.
Go to the Orientation
Schedule to see when the orientations are offered. Click here
for information on how to logon to the classroom. Or go directly
to the classroom
(link will be activated before April 16th 8am)
1) Email me at email@example.com
2) You can also get help from a reference librarian by calling (408)848-4806 or contact the Distance Education Coordinator at (408)8484885.
3) Come to the Gavilan Library reference desk to ask the reference librarian on duty for help. Library hours are
Mon.-Thurs. 8 am - 6 pm, Fri. 8 am - 2 pm
|Date, Time & Place:||This class is completely online. You will never have to come to class. You can be in class at any time of the day or night, from any Internet connection you have available: your own, your friend's, or your local public library. Of course, you can also use one of the many computers in the Gavilan Library or Computer Place.|
|Description:||Research and evaluation skills for health professionals using the Internet and other electronic resources to locate health and medical information|
|Objectives:||By the end of the course, students will be able to conduct successful searches for books, journal articles, newspaper articles and Internet articles. They will be able to evaluate the resources they find according to currency, credibility, documentation and accuracy. They will also be aware of print or other materials. They will be able to write citations for the resources they find in the standard APA format.|
Your bibliography must include references for: 2 books, 2 Internet sites (one found using a subject directory and one found using a search engine) and 2 periodical articles
will satisfactorily complete:
Grades will be awarded according to the following ranking: 93-100%=A; 90-92%=A-; 87-89%=B+; 83-86%=B; 80-82%=B-; 77-79%=C+; 70-76%=C; 67-69%=C-; 64-66%=D+; 60-63%=D; 57-59%=D-; <57%=F (Not passing)
will be determined by a point system:
about your online class:
How to get to your online class:
You will be able to get to the class web site starting on April 16th. To get to the class web site: click on the link, how to login. (Read the instructions on how to find the class and what to put for your username and password.) If you are attempting this prior to April 16th, don't start any of the assignments until our first day of class.
The Classroom will take you links like this page and a weekly schedule. This is where you'll find general information about the class, such as how grades are determined, the geography of the class, and contact information for your instructor. It will also have a link to the weekly assignments.
The Forums are discussion boards. You will be using the Academic Forum to post your discussion contributions and read what your classmates have to say. For many assignments, you'll be required to post your own thoughts about the topic, plus respond to at least one other student's contributions.
Attachments: Your bibliography project will be a word processing document. Save this in RTF format. There should be an option on the save screen of your word processing software. Send this document as an attachment to your email message to me. I'll be able to read it whether it came from a Mac or a PC, written in Claris Works or Microsoft Word, and from most other programs.
If you have technical problems (logging in, sending files, or maneuvering
around the web site), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You
can also call the Gavilan Reference desk Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 6:00
pm, Fri 8:00 am - 2 pm (408)848-4806. Another person to help you
is the Distance Ed Coordinator and her email address is email@example.com
Address of this page:
Last updated:April 16, 2004