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Health Information Technology 1

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 Health Information Technology 1 (HIM 110)

Research support framework

The following shows where Health Information Technology 1 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: 
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on various health record systems related to the acquisition, indexing, retrieval, transfer and storage of healthcare data and information.
Outcome assessment strategies relating to information literacy: 
  • Show competence in completing library and database research on an assigned health care topic.
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • database research techniques
  • library research techniques    
Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 

Addendum to Course Description: Perform knowledge base/library research.

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. Apply a search strategy when looking for relevant information
  2. Add to knowledge base with reliable information sources
  3. Track developing trends in the field by accessing current industry specific news and research


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use online catalog for discovery search of both books and articles, testing usefulness of search terms
  2. Choose informative and readable sources from database search results
  3. Browse library full text journals for industry specific periodicals
Bridging competencies: 
  • Develop a search strategy for a particular topic
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources
  • Combine ideas from several sources