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Instructions: Technology makes vast amounts of information (and misinformation) readily available. The challenge is navigating this sea of information. Our goal for your general science education is to develop your scientific literacy. A critical skill you must develop is the ability to find reputable sources for scientific information. There are many sources of high-quality scientific information on the open web; you just need to learn how to spot them.
For this week’s discussion:
- Select a source of anatomy and physiology information from the open web (the topic can be any topic related to anatomy and physiology or that of your research topic).
- Evaluate the source and explain why it is or is not a credible source of information.
Use the name of your source as the title of your discussion post. You cannot use a source that one of your classmates has already used as a topic for their initial discussion post.
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Introduction: Evaluating resources is a critical skill that every medical student must develop for scientific literacy. In this assignment, students are required to select a source of anatomy and physiology information from the open web, and evaluate its credibility.
Source: “Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies” website
Evaluation: The “Anatomy and Physiology for Dummies” website is not a credible source of information for medical students. Although the website may provide a simplistic overview of the subject matter, it’s not intended for medical professionals or students who need in-depth and accurate information. The website’s content lacks references, and the author’s credentials are not clearly stated, which raises doubts about the expertise of the author. A reliable source of medical information would typically involve the expertise of a credible author or institution, and their credentials would be explicitly stated.