An information technology course in the medical curriculum

M. Chan, N. J. Fox, S. E. Clamp, F. T. De Dombal

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This paper concerns the information technology course now running in year 1 of the undergraduate curriculum of the medical school of Leeds University. The background and objectives of the course are described, and the course content is outlined in terms of knowledge and practical skills. By the end of the course, 95% of students could successfully accomplish 95% of the skill tasks taught. As regards attitudes to IT, independent studies comparing two randomly selected groups suggested students who had taken the course (a) used IT more frequently, and (b) viewed IT more favourably than their counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-120
Number of pages9
JournalMedical Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes


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