BIO C 7210

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BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia
Brief Description of Course

Wikipedia is one of the most visited websites in the world. Local and global evidence confirms that patients, students, and health professionals use Wikipedia to access health information. Students will choose a topic and spend four weeks researching the topic and improving the information available on Wikipedia. Successful outcomes will include significant impact on global education in the realm of healthcare, and will provide students with tangible evidence of engagement in a worldwide project.

Course Objectives

As a result of successfully completing the Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia, students will be able to:
1.Identify highly visited health related articles on Wikipedia that could be improved upon.
2.Locate and assess research evidence relevant to these articles
3.Summarize research literature for a lay audience according to Wikipedia style guidelines
4.Conduct critical review of peer contributions and supply constructive advice for improvement
Credit Range
1 - 1
Permission Required
School Years
Course Classifications
Barry,Kristin DC |
Formosa,Timothy (DD) | tim@biochem.utah.eduMoore,Kathryn (DD) |
Possible Grade(s)
Fail (F)Incomplete (I)Pass (P)
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Course may be added to schedule by the start date.

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Course may be dropped from schedule 15 days after the course has started.

Academic Years

  Title Year Tags #Sec
BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia 2024/2025 ELECTIVE
BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia 2023/2024 ELECTIVE 1
BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia Syllabus 2022/2023 ELECTIVE 1
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