Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology - 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 Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology - 1 (BI 121)

Research support framework

The following shows where Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology - 1 fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • Are the qualities of the results what I need?
  • Can these information sources help support my thesis?
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Academic inquiry
  • Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
  • Connecting sources and integrating them

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Research and critically evaluate various sources of information related to these systems in order to discern reliable scientific information from unsourced information and “pseudo-science”
  • Evaluate information on human health and medical research as to its social, environmental, and ethical implications as part of responsible citizenship


Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  • Specific library research assignments require students to access and critically evaluate medical literature

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. Differentiate scientific and reliable information sources from unmediated sources
  2. Locate reliable and relevant information sources, determining authority of information providers
  3. Determine context of information sources and its implications


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Identify indicators of authority and reliability
  2. Use library databases to locate published articles both in magazines and peer-reviewed journals
  3. Develop search strategy for background information on topics as well as current information


Bridging competencies: 
  • Develop a specific topic statement
  • Identify synonyms to use in a search strategy
  • Identify perspective and point-of-view in information sources