User guides are prepared for Year 1 to Year 5 students to help meet their research needs. Each user guide covers essential information required for information literacy, writing skills and citation management. This enables students to experience a learning progression during their course of study, eventually becoming competent with scholarly works.
LEARNING PROGRESSION MODEL
Your medical library developed an overall learning progression model for year 1 to 5 based on information literacy skills, writing skills and citation management skills. See fig 1 below.
Alignment to Standards
Our learning progression model aligns to MBBS curriculum standards set by LKC, Medicine (Aligned to the Imperial College London – Faculty of Medicine, MBBS programme)
- Years 1 and 2: Integrated Science in a Medical Context
- Year 3: Core Clinical Medicine in Practice
- Year 4: Medicine for All Stages of Life & in Diverse Settings
- Year 5: Preparing for Practice as a Doctor
The topics addressed in each year will be used for clinical scenarios or case studies to align to the leanring outcomes for information literacy using Evidence-based Medicine (EBM).
Our learning progression model anchors and adapts the following library standards:
- The gold standards framework Library
- Literature review
- Grey Literature
- Medical Terminologies at NLM
- Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Standards (Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education)
- Standard 1: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
- Standard 2: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
- Standard 3: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
- Standard 4: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
- Standard 5: The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.
- Selected top medical schools in the world (2016) – Medical/ Health Care Library Information Literacy Standards
- Harvard University, US
- University of Oxford, UK
- University of Cambridge, UK
- Stanford University
- Competencies for Residency (Applicable for Year 5 students in preparation for Year 1 residency upon graduation)
- McMaster University
Refer to the user guides prepared for year 1 to year 5. PDF versions are also available.
Prepared by: Rebecca David, Medical Library, Senior Assistant Manager