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Effectiveness of Workshop on Evaluation Methodology for Medical Teachers
Chinmay Shah,P. A. Gokhale,H.B. Mehta
Healthline , 2011,
Abstract: A workshop on evaluation methodology was designed at Government Medical College, Bhavnagar. The workshop comprised of six modules namely: Mechanics of Paper setting, MCQ formulation & Item analysis, Mini CEX, OSPE, OSCE and Structured Viva. Study was carried out with aim to find out effectiveness of workshop in changing knowledge and attitude towards different evaluation methodology. Method: Instruction was provided during a one day workshop with eight hours interactive sessions. Medical teachers from different parts of Gujarat participated, and the instructors were experienced clinicians and educationist. Lectures, group discussions, case simulations, video presentations and role-plays were the forms of instruction. Results: Using standardized questionnaires, the participants rated the quality of the workshop highly. They considered it to be a feasible and appropriate educational intervention and that it had a positive impact on their teaching skills. Conclusion: This workshop showed that significant change in knowledge and attitude towards different aspects of medical Student Evaluation process . The results show that it is a suitable and effective educational intervention
Needing to "Research Methodology" as a course or workshop at University of Medical Sciences?
Mostafa Jafari,Shirin Pournourmohammadi,Mahdieh Ghazavi
Iranian Journal of Medical Hypotheses & Ideas , 2009,
Abstract: "nDissertation is the last part of student's study carried out under supervision of academic staff. Graduate theses are important sources of academic research; its results should go to science and industry. Here regarding to experiences up to now, an idea is proposed to oblige teaching of "Research Methodology" as course for Pharmacy students. Although "Research Methodology" has been launched in some universities as a workshop but the problem is just a few energetic students attend in, whereas for all doctorate students training is not over before defence of a thesis; and, because of the short time of this workshop (2-3 days) its outcome is not enough efficient. "nAttempts have been made to evaluate all registered theses (n=474) in library of faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences in 20 years considering to their quality and quantity. The results showed that no statistic was used in 85% of theses. The structure of theses was not harmonized and the weakest parts of theses were analysis, discussion/conclusion. The most frequency of Pharmacy theses were in Pharmaceutics field. One out of six theses have been published in scientific journals; therefore regarding to our results and even other studies on medial theses in Iran, it seems necessarily to teach students how communicate, think, research, analyze and write scientifically and effectively to present their dissertations or articles in a professional way which should be covered by "Research Methodology" course.
Ergonomic and Anthropometric Consideration for Library Furniture in an Iranian Public University  [cached]
R Osquei-Zadeh,J Ghamari,M Abedi,H Shiri
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , 2011,
Abstract: Background: In our competing educational world, students spend a considerable part of their daily life, studying at library furniture. Not surprisingly, due to lack of proper anthropometric databases, these products have typically been ill fitted for the intended user populations. Objective: To verify the optimum anthropometric match of library furniture within an academic environment, through a combined qualitative and quantitative approach. Methods: 267 (120 female and 147 male) students, were subjected to 11 standard anthropometric measurements. In line with the measurements, subjective evaluations were also considered through detailed fitting trials on selected groups of participants. Results: Combinational equations defined the unacceptable furniture dimensions according to elbow and sitting popliteal heights, mainly for smaller and taller divisions of the studied population, which were systematically comparable along with subjective and objective outcomes. In brief, if we classified studied students into “small,” “medium,” and “tall” groups, the design dimensions should be altered by -5.1, -2.2, and +1.6 cm for chair seat height; and by -8.3, -5.4, and +1.1 cm for table height, for each student group, respectively. Conclusion: The furniture size to be used by Iranian students should be changed to fit their anthropometric measures.
A Stellar Library for Evolutionary Synthesis Modeling Including Variable AGB Stars  [PDF]
M. Mouhcine,A. Lancon
Physics , 1999,
Abstract: A self-consistent spectrophotometric modelling of intermediate age post-starburst requires accurate stellar ingredients taking into account a principal feature of the stars dominating the near-IR emission during this phase: the variability of the AGB stars. A new library of stellar spectra based on averages of the empirical spectra of variable AGB stars is presented. This library is designed for convenient use in the population synthesis models. We discuss meaningful ways to compute these averages, and the non-trivial connection with the theoretical stellar parameters. Our library covers the near infrared wavelength range between 0.5 micron and 2.5 micron and exhibits fundamental differences when compared to the standard libraries using only static giants.
An Exploratory Study on the models in building Traditional Chinese Medicine Digital Library

Meng Fanhong,Fu Yongchi,

世界科学技术-中医药现代化 , 2006,
Abstract: This paper reviews the history and current development of digital library in China and overseas.Based on the infrastructures of digital library in China,it puts forwards a model in building Traditional Chinese Medicine Digital Library (TCMDL).TCMDL will utilize emerging information technology to store and organize documentation and in- formation resources of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),and to share the resources worldwide.Therefore it will become the best information resources and provide high quality service for the research and development of TCM. This paper also summarizes the contents,basic foundation and aims to build TCMDL.
Research Equity: A Capacity Building Workshop of Research Methodology for Medical Health Professionals  [PDF]
Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj,Ashoo Grover,Sunil Kumar Raina,Dinesh Kumar,Vishav Chander,Shailja Sharma Sood,Sushant Sharma
Journal of Biomedical Education , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/261643
Abstract: Research is a cornerstone for knowledge generation, which in turns requires capacity building for its tools and techniques. Despite having a vast infrastructure in India the research in medical science has been carried out in limited and focused institutions. In order to build the capacity in carrying out research activities a five-day planning workshop was conducted at state run medical college. Total 22 medical faculty members participated in the workshop with average public health experience of 12 years (range: 5–25 years). The knowledge was assessed objectively by multiple-choice questionnaire. The mean score increased from 6.7 to 7.9 from pre- to posttest. About seventy-percent participants showed improvement, whereas 21.0% showed deterioration in the knowledge and the rest showed the same score. Apart from knowledge skills also showed improvement as total 12 research projects were generated and eight were approved for funding by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi. It can be concluded that a supportive environment for research can be built with the technical assistance. 1. Introduction Medical science research means generation of new valid knowledge in science. Validity of knowledge depends upon basic scientifically proven methods and their effective application in the field of medical science. Medicine as a scientific discipline has evolved over the ages with the constant generation, testing, and application of scientific knowledge. It helped the policy makers to formulate the healthy public health policy and to shape the national health care programs in order to improve the health of people. In year 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) had foresighted and brought the commitment among all countries across the globe to achieve “Health for All” [1]. Research is a cornerstone for guided, constant, and coordinated commitment. Focus on health research was there for centuries but global impetus was provided through the formulation of commission on health research and development, summit in Mexico, and thereafter 58th assembly issued a joint statement that urged the members “to establish or strengthen the mechanism to transfer knowledge in support of evidence base public health, health care delivery system, and evidence based health related policies.” In 2007, 62nd world health assembly passed and adopted one of the resolution is for roles and responsibilities of WHO (WHO 62/12) in the field of research [2]. Thereafter, in 2008, the need to continue to build the progress made since Mexico summit was stressed upon at Bomako [3].
Workshop EAHIL "Implementation of quality systems and certification of biomedical libraries", Palermo 2005
Segreteria Tecnica
Bollettino del CILEA , 2005, DOI: 10.1472/bc.v98iagosto.1202
Abstract: La partecipazione del CILEA al Workshop EAHIL ?Implementation of quality system and certification of biomedical libraries? tenutosi a Palermo dal 23 al 25 giugno 2005, organizzato dagli Istituti Zooprofilattici Sperimentali (IZS), è stata un?occasione sia di confronto con altre realtà europee circa il mondo delle digital library sia di promozione del nuovo prodotto per la gestione e la fruizione delle risorse di una biblioteca o consorzio di biblioteche: LightHouse. Scopo di LightHouse è quello di permettere il continuo aggiornamento del mondo medico-sanitario. CILEA e SBBL hanno allestito uno stand in qualità di Vendor. CILEA?s presence and intervention as a Vendor to the Workshop EAHIL ?Implementation of quality system and certification of biomedical libraries? (Palermo June 23th to 25th), organized by Istituti Zooprofilattici Sperimentali (IZS), was an occasion to confront with other European Realities of the Digital Library World and to promote the new LightHouse. This product is meant to be the answer to the need of the scientific and academic world to be always up to date: it offers a linking services towards electronic and paper resources and gives to a library an instrument to manage its holding.
A Library-Based Synthesis Methodology for Reversible Logic  [PDF]
Mehdi Saeedi,Mehdi Sedighi,Morteza Saheb Zamani
Computer Science , 2010, DOI: 10.1016/j.mejo.2010.02.002
Abstract: In this paper, a library-based synthesis methodology for reversible circuits is proposed where a reversible specification is considered as a permutation comprising a set of cycles. To this end, a pre-synthesis optimization step is introduced to construct a reversible specification from an irreversible function. In addition, a cycle-based representation model is presented to be used as an intermediate format in the proposed synthesis methodology. The selected intermediate format serves as a focal point for all potential representation models. In order to synthesize a given function, a library containing seven building blocks is used where each building block is a cycle of length less than 6. To synthesize large cycles, we also propose a decomposition algorithm which produces all possible minimal and inequivalent factorizations for a given cycle of length greater than 5. All decompositions contain the maximum number of disjoint cycles. The generated decompositions are used in conjunction with a novel cycle assignment algorithm which is proposed based on the graph matching problem to select the best possible cycle pairs. Then, each pair is synthesized by using the available components of the library. The decomposition algorithm together with the cycle assignment method are considered as a binding method which selects a building block from the library for each cycle. Finally, a post-synthesis optimization step is introduced to optimize the synthesis results in terms of different costs.
Usability of GIS methodology at library service planning: some examples  [PDF]
Matija Vidi?ek,Silva Novljan
Knji?nica : Revija za Podro?je Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti , 2010,
Abstract: In information era, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are more and more accessible for general application and consequently gaining in importance. GIS information system enables storing and analyzing data, but it differs from other information systems as the data are linked to location. This enables presentation of data in map form. Therefore, the application of GIS is possible also in the field of library services,either for analysis of current services or for planning current or future services. By applying GIS, demographical data can be added to geographical data, which can result in better analysis or planning. In the paper the possibility of GIS application in the field of librarianship is presented, especially acquisition and use of publicly accessible geographical and demographical data. The majority of the needed data already exists,one only needs to find and use them properly. When using the already existing data we contribute to cost effectiveness and to the improvement of efficiency.
LIBER-EBLIDA Digitisation Workshop  [cached]
Paul Ayris
Liber Quarterly : The Journal of European Research Libraries , 2008,
Abstract: 95 participants from 23 countries attended a Workshop on the Digitisation of Library Material in Europe, from 24 to 26 October 2007 in the Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Workshop was jointly organised by LIBER and EBLIDA. In a full report on the Workshop on the JISC website, the JISC highlighted that ‘high on the agenda were moves towards a European Digital Library – the delivery of integrated access to the digitised collections of libraries, archives and museums across the EU.’ At a global level, this was indeed one of the main aims of the Workshop. As the Chair of the breakout groups, and the final session of the Workshop, I gave an interview for the JISC immediately after the final session where I looked at what I thought were some of the issues to be identified by the Workshop. The purpose of this paper is to describe some of these issues in a little more detail and outline what work LIBER and EBLIDA have undertaken in the wake of the significant momentum which the Workshop has engendered for European digitisation activity.
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