BIO C 7210 (2022/2023)

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BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia Syllabus
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
Academic Year
Permission Required
School Years
Course Classifications
Barry,Kristin (DC) |
Moore,Kathryn (DD) | kmoore@neuro.utah.eduFormosa,Timothy (DD) |
Possible Grade(s)
Fail (F)Incomplete (I)Pass (P)
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Available Sections

Title Tags Year Start/End C S W
BIO C 7210 - Editing Medical Topics in Wikipedia Syllabus ELECTIVE 2022/2023 03/06/2023 - 03/31/2023 1 10 0
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