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Clinical Information Course (CLINICOS)

 

About CLINICOS....

 

Welcome to the Clinical Information Course (CLINICOS)web pages. CLINICOS is an online interactive course on clinical information that is being delivered by email and Web pages. The course has been comissioned by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as a FOLIOz course for Australian librarians. The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad knowledge of the clinical applications of information in modern healthcare organisations.

 

The CLINICOS course began on Monday 4th February 2008 and will end on Friday 28th March 2008. To keep track of the course so far, see the CLINICOS archive. To see an outline of upcoming course materials and exercises, see the CLINICOS course timetable.

 

Course aim....

 

This course aims to provide a broad knowledge of the clinical applications of information in modern healthcare organisations.

 

 

Course objectives....

 

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

 

  • Discuss the application of information for diagnosis and prognosis

 

  • Discuss the application of information for treatment

 

  • Discuss the application of information for screening and prognosis

 

  • Discuss the application of information for decision making

 

CLINICOS Course Materials...

 

Key materials:

 

 

  • The portfolio template for the course is available to download here: please select either the Group-supported version or the Self-directed version depending on which route you are following. (Please note that this Wiki works best if you open these files in a new window)

 

  • Assessment criteria for the portfolio: your portfolio will be assessed by either the Group-Supported criteria or the Self-directed criteria depending on which route you are following. (Please note that this Wiki works best if you open these files in a new window)

 

Reading:

 

 

Briefings:

 

 

Buddy Group List:

 

Find out who your buddies are at: Buddy Group List

 

CLINICOS Discussion Area

 

http://groups.google.com/group/folioz-clinicos?hl=en

For more information about the discussion area see CLINICOS discussion area message

 

Competition All entries must be emailed to efolio@sheffield.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 24th March 2008

 

For more information about CLINICOS, see the following references:

 

 

  • Allery, L., Owen, P. and Robling, M. (1997). Why general practitioners and consultants change their clinical practice: a critical incident study British Medical Journal 314:870.
  • Brassey, J., Elwyn, G., Price, C. and Kinnersley, P. (2001). Just in time information for clinicians: a questionnaire evaluation of the ATTRACT project British Medical Journal 322: 529-530
  • Davies, M. and Owen, K. (1990). Complex Uncertain Decisions: medical diagnosis Case Study 10 in Expert System Opportunities from the DTI's Research Technology Initiative, London: HMSO.
  • Greenhalgh, T. (2006) How to Read a Paper : the basics of evidence based medicine London: British Medical Journal Group (3rd ed.) ISBN: 1405139765.
  • Grubb, A. (1993) Choices and Decisions in Healthcare Chichester: Wiley.
  • Higgs, J. and Jones, M. (Eds.) (2000). Clinical Reasoning in the Health Professions Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.
  • Sackett, D., Strauss, S. (1998). Finding and applying evidence during clinical rounds: the "evidence cart." Journal of the American Medical Association 280: 1336-1338.

 

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