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Comparative Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for Comparative Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II (VT 106)

Research support framework

The following shows where Comparative Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology II fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • I can develop a topic
  • I can search a database and get related results
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
  • Begin academic writing
  • Begin informational research

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 

Gain sufficient knowledge of comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology to successfully pass the National Veterinary Technician Board Examination and effectively utilize the knowledge gained in their Cooperative Education Experience and as a practicing veterinary technician upon graduation

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Locate and use veterinary anatomy and physiology sources in the library print collection
  2. Locate and use library print collection of veterinary technology journals
  3. Identify and search relevant library databases
  4. Identify relevant and reliable electronic sources of information
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Tour of library collections including Reference, book stacks and current periodicals
  2. Browse print collection of library periodicals
  3. Select relevant library databases to search for articles in pdf or with illustrations
  4. Identify indicators of authority for electronic sources
Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to flexibly define family, genus, and species, and physical systems of particular ¬†animals
  • Ability to locate the library facility
  • Understand the usefulness of searching with varying levels of specificity