Medscape from WebMD is a weekly news web magazine that offers professional medical review articles, journal commentary, expert columns, patient education articles, and book reviews; conference coverage;CE and CME, and pharmacy information for physicians, nurses and pharmacists
Type of Material:
This is reference material.
The material can be used for in-class learning activities, incorporated into lectures, and for continuing education credit.
The user needs a computer with Internet access to use the resource.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
There are no stated learning goals. The implied goal is inform the learner about current issues in medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.
Target Student Population:
The target population is heath care professionals.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The prerequisite knowledge is a basic understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
All the article published are well researched and scholarly in nature. All subspecialities in medicine is covered. The content is:
Clear and concise
Provide a complete demonstration of the concept discussed
Demonstrates a core concept grounded in the discipline
Is current and relevant
Is supported by appropriate research
Is self-contained (can be used without requiring an assignment)
Provides accurate information
Is flexible - can be used in several situations
Include an adequate amount of information
Summarizes the concepts well
Integrated the concepts well
It is not obvious how to access Medscape for nurses and pharmacists. It is found on the third tab at the very end.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
progressively builds on prior concepts
demonstrates relationships between concepts
is easy to integrate into curriculum
is very efficient(could learn a lot in a short time)
Copyright is not clear to the user. The material does not include explicitly learning objectives, prerequisite knowledge.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The material is easy to use, has clear instructions, is engaging and interactive, and meets accessibility requirements.
Other Issues and Comments:
No other issues.
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