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

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Malaysia
Publication Date
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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