May 28, 2024  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HCI 360 - Seeking and Evaluating Digital Health Information

5 CR

Previously HCTM 360.
Do you find yourself googling your healthcare symptoms? So do 65% of the population! This course will help you understand the theory and methodology behind every search. We look at what compels a patient or provider to seek healthcare information. What if they don’t find what they’re looking for? How can the healthcare system provide pathways to quality information sources for the health information consumer? This and more is yours to discover in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to any baccalaureate program at Bellevue College.

Course Outcomes
  • Define theoretical models of health information seeking by healthcare professionals and laypersons 
  • Identify information needs that are met and unmet
  • Appraise methods to convert unmet information needs to searchable questions 
  • Determine methodologies for conducting health information searches 
  • Utilize search tools appropriate to the question and user 
  • Evaluate the reliability and validity of information search results 
  • Evaluate information found in response to an information need 
  • Present evaluation in a meaningful, easy-to-understand way

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