Course: Internet Information Resources for Medicine and Health Care

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Course title Internet Information Resources for Medicine and Health Care
Course code LBF/VCA61
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Potomková Jarmila, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
A view of sources and methodology of special medical and health information in Internet environment with special regard to typology, quality and documents availability. Interactive training will be focused on search strategy in MEDLINE databases based on definition of clinical question in PICO form (patient-intervention-comparison-outcome) according to principles of evidence-based medicine. Evaluation of search results will carry out according to evidence pyramid. Students will acquire basic orientation in sense of systematic views for health care of concrete patient. During tutorial the students pass practical illustration of crucial analyses of original scientific message about clinical trial. At the end, quality evaluation of the document search will be carried out by means of bibliographic methods (citation analysis, journal impact factor).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Training in job and motor Skils
Learning outcomes
The student will obtain a view of sources and methodology of special medical and healthcare information in Internet environment with special regard to typology, quality and documents availability. Interactive training will be focused on search strategy in MEDLINE databases based on definition of clinical question in PICO form (patient-intervention-comparison-outcome) according to principles of evidence-based medicine. Evaluation of search results will carry out according to evidence pyramid and the student will acquire basic orientation in sense of systematic views for health care of concrete patient. During tutorial the student passes practical illustration of crucial analyses of original scientific message about clinical trial. At the end, quality evaluation of the document search will be carried out by means of bibliographic methods (citation analysis, journal impact factor).
The students will be able to orientate in valuable medical information acquisition from Internet, use medical search engines, all in accord to principles of evidence-based medicine.
Prerequisites
Students ought to have fundamental attainments in informatics and computer technology at the secondary education level.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Dialog

Attendance at seminars and practical tutorials, pass internet knowledge test.
Recommended literature
  • Bencko, V. a kol. (2003). Biomedicínská statistika III. Statistické metody v epidemiologii. Karolinum: Praha.
  • Feberová, J. (2004). Jak na MEDLINE efektivně. Triton: Praha.
  • Giustini, D. (2005). How Google is changing medicine. BMJ.
  • Greenhalgh, T. (2003). Jak pracovat s věděckou publikací: základy medicíny založené na důkazech. Grada Publ. Praha.
  • Kasal, P., Svačina, Š. (2003). Internet a medicína. Grada Publ. Praha.
  • Potomková, J., Mihál, V., Strojil, J. (2008). Využití informačních zdrojů pro podporu výuky medicíny založené na důkazu. MEFANET report 01, L. Dušek et al. (ed.). Masarykova univerzita: Brno.
  • Potomková, J. Úvaha na aktuální téma "OPEN ACCESS".
  • Potomková, J. (2004). Význam systematických přehledů pro medicínu založenou na důkazu.. Ped. pro Praxi.
  • Špála, M. (2006). Impakt faktor - dobrý sluha, ale špatný pán. Ikaros.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2014) Medical sciences 3 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2012) Medical sciences 3 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2011) Medical sciences 3 Summer
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry General Medicine (2015) Medical sciences 3 Summer