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Perceived skill and utilisation of information technology in medical education among final year medical students, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Authors
  • Lim, T A
  • Wong, W H
  • Lim, K Y
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Malaysia
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2005
Volume
60
Issue
4
Pages
432–440
Identifiers
PMID: 16570704
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The objective of this survey was to obtain a self-reported assessment of the use of information technology (IT) by final year medical students. Two hundred and sixty five students responded to a questionnaire survey. 81.5% of students considered their computer skills adequate, while 87.9% had access to computers outside the campus. Most students reported adequate skills at word processing, e-mailing and surfing the Internet. Fifty three percent of students spent three hours or more each week on the computer. While students indicated a general willingness to access Internet-based materials, further steps need to be taken to increase the use of this method of instruction.

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