Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Computer proficiency has become necessary in many areas of medicine, administration, clinical practices, research, as well as education. The need for greater competence in information and communication technologies (ICT) by doctors and medical students is increasingly recognised. Objectives: This...

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Main Authors: Mohd Sidik, Sherina, Abdullah, Mohd Yunus, S. A., Azlan Hamzah, Md. Zain, Azhar
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Language:English
Published: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2009
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40074/1/Computer%20aided%20learning%20knowledge%20among%20medical%20students.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:40074 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40074/ Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia Mohd Sidik, Sherina Abdullah, Mohd Yunus S. A., Azlan Hamzah Md. Zain, Azhar Computer proficiency has become necessary in many areas of medicine, administration, clinical practices, research, as well as education. The need for greater competence in information and communication technologies (ICT) by doctors and medical students is increasingly recognised. Objectives: This study was undertaken to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices on ICT in the medical students of a local university. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among medical students (Years 1-5) from December 2005 to May 2006 in Universiti Putra Malaysia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics were used to obtain frequencies for all variables studied. Results: There were 343 respondents aged 18-29 years old. The results showed 82.2% of the respondents (82.2%) were comfortable using computers after entering medical school and 89.2% believed that ICT and computers skills are important for doctors. About 81.3% of the respondents were aware of the role of ICT and computers in learning medicine, 90.4% had used presentation packages, and 83.4% used word processing and search engines as software tools. Conclusion: The findings of this study show that medical students are knowledgeable and do have skills in information technology (IT) and computers. They are also aware of the role of information technology (IT) and computers in medicine Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia 2009 Article PeerReviewed application/pdf en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40074/1/Computer%20aided%20learning%20knowledge%20among%20medical%20students.pdf Mohd Sidik, Sherina and Abdullah, Mohd Yunus and S. A., Azlan Hamzah and Md. Zain, Azhar (2009) Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 49-57. ISSN 1675-8544 http://www.medic.upm.edu.my/dokumen/FKUSK1_MJMHS_2009V05N1_OP06.pdf
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description Computer proficiency has become necessary in many areas of medicine, administration, clinical practices, research, as well as education. The need for greater competence in information and communication technologies (ICT) by doctors and medical students is increasingly recognised. Objectives: This study was undertaken to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices on ICT in the medical students of a local university. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among medical students (Years 1-5) from December 2005 to May 2006 in Universiti Putra Malaysia. A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Descriptive statistics were used to obtain frequencies for all variables studied. Results: There were 343 respondents aged 18-29 years old. The results showed 82.2% of the respondents (82.2%) were comfortable using computers after entering medical school and 89.2% believed that ICT and computers skills are important for doctors. About 81.3% of the respondents were aware of the role of ICT and computers in learning medicine, 90.4% had used presentation packages, and 83.4% used word processing and search engines as software tools. Conclusion: The findings of this study show that medical students are knowledgeable and do have skills in information technology (IT) and computers. They are also aware of the role of information technology (IT) and computers in medicine
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author Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Abdullah, Mohd Yunus
S. A., Azlan Hamzah
Md. Zain, Azhar
spellingShingle Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Abdullah, Mohd Yunus
S. A., Azlan Hamzah
Md. Zain, Azhar
Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
author_facet Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Abdullah, Mohd Yunus
S. A., Azlan Hamzah
Md. Zain, Azhar
author_sort Mohd Sidik, Sherina
title Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
title_short Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
title_full Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
title_fullStr Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
title_full_unstemmed Computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
title_sort computer aided learning knowledge among medical students in the faculty of medicine and health sciences, universiti putra malaysia
publisher Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
publishDate 2009
url http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/40074/1/Computer%20aided%20learning%20knowledge%20among%20medical%20students.pdf
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