Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Integrating Information Literacy Into the Education of Public Health Professionals: Roles for Librarians and the Library (Report)

Objective: The paper reviews the core competencies for public health professionals presented in the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) report, Who Will Keep the Public Healthy: Educating Public Health Professionals for the 21st Century; describes improving information literacy (IL) as a mechanism for integrating the core competencies in public health education; and showcases IL as an […]

Moving Medical Education Forward

Moving Medical Education Forward

The Department of Medical Education (DME) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is the oldest continuously operating medical education department in the world. Founded in 1958 by George Miller and Christine McGuire, the Department’s faculty, fellows, and students have been at the forefront of the practice and study of medical education. DME is a […]

Postgraduate Palliative Care Education: Evaluation of a South African Programme (Original Articles)

Postgraduate Palliative Care Education: Evaluation of a South African Programme (Original Articles)

Palliative care improves care for people throughout the course of progressive incurable illness. There has been a worldwide effort to increase and improve palliative care education. The World Health Organization (WHO) challenged training institutions to ensure that palliative care was compulsory and given high recognition. (1) Education programmes in training institutions have found palliative care […]

Mapping the Literature of Health Education: 2006-2008 (Report)

Mapping the Literature of Health Education: 2006-2008 (Report)

INTRODUCTION In 1997, a symposium, “Mapping the Literature of Allied Health,” appeared in the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association [1]. Using citation analysis, the authors provided a quantitative description of the literature of several allied health fields. One of the articles in that volume, Schloman’s “Mapping the Literature of Health Education,” provided a snapshot […]

The Health Sciences Librarian in Medical Education: A Vital Pathways Project Task Force (Report)

The Health Sciences Librarian in Medical Education: A Vital Pathways Project Task Force (Report)

In response to reported closings of and staff reductions at hospital libraries, the Medical Library Association (MLA) and the Hospital Libraries Section of MLA agreed to study the state of hospital libraries and librarians under the auspices of the Task Force on Vital Pathways for Hospital Librarians. The task force’s Health Sciences Librarian in Medical […]

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines

National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Instructional Guidelines

National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines – Completed in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) represents yet another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The Standards define the minimal entry-level educational […]

PM and DC has Given Permission to Medical Institutions to Implement Changes in Medical Education Curriculum - Prof. Masood Hameed (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council)

PM and DC has Given Permission to Medical Institutions to Implement Changes in Medical Education Curriculum – Prof. Masood Hameed (Pakistan Medical and Dental Council)

KARACHI — Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has given permission to the medical institutions to adopt new curriculum. Hence, Dow University of Health Sciences has adopted a new model of integrated curriculum in undergraduate medical education. This was stated by Prof. Masood Hameed Vice Chancellor of DUHS while speaking at the conference on Capacity Building […]