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Introduction to Medical Science

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 Medical Science (MA 131)

Research support framework

The following shows where Introduction to Medical Science 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: 

In Revision

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: 

information technologies

  1. Set up search strategy with both colloquial and scientific terminology as well as numerical codes
  2. Identify and select relevant and readable sources on a topic
  3. Analyze sources for indicators of authority
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Use appropriate limiters in search strategy with search terms on a variety of levels
  2. Select relevant databases or reliable web-based information providers on stated topic
  3. Compare types of sources to identify indicators of authority
Bridging competencies: 
  • Develop a topic with a variety of approaches, with specific to broad terms and concepts
  • Develop a search strategy
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources