|Next in the process, and
appealing to my practical nature, we approached the course content. Working
with Drs. Cannon and Maloney, we established specific goals and objectives.
There are 5 2-hour sessions over a six week period. Session 1 is the building
your Palm session. The students, whos skill levels with these devices range
from novice to expert, are given the opportunity to download applications (we
have them do Acrobat Reader and a drug resource, ePocrates), and practice
enter basis address and calendar functions and them beaming their business
card to the instructors. During Session 2 the students present an evaluation
of an assigned application and then for Session 3, they find a new
application and again present an
evaluative review to their peers. Sessions 4 and 5 related to evidence-based
searching and evaluating research articles. The intent is to use the ebm
tools on the handheld devices.