Course Specific Research Support for HIM 282: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Health Care Statistics course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome Assessment Strategies:

"Complete an analysis of death rates in the United States from 1900-present and answer questions using the analysis."

Course Content:

  • database research
  • vital statistics
  • descriptive health care statistics
  • data sets


Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Develop a search strategy for a particular topic
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources
  • Understand that subject heading or controlled vocabulary searching is more specific
  • Use appropriate search limiters

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for HIM 282

1. Locate and use government databases for statistical data related to healthcare

2. Use controlled vocabulary in database searches (MeSH)

3. Identify indicators of reliability for data analysis

4. Identify and locate sources of vital statistics

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Set up search strategy with controlled vocabulary in library database search

2. Identify and access data providers from government agencies at various levels (local, state, federal, international)

3. Locate industry specific journals and professional level information providers

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

HIM 105
HIM 110
HIM 128
HIM 129

Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.


HIM 131
HIM 182
HIM 281
HIM 282
HIM 283


Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

HIM 290
Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the HIM SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger