Course Specific Research Support for HIM 290: 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

HIM Teams and Training course outcomes related to research skills

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome Assessment Strategies:

  • Prepare information for health information training sessions for health care professionals and for the consumer.

Course Content:

  • Federal and state regulations for health records



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 290

1. Identify indicators of reliability for health information at both the consumer level and practitioner level

2. Locate factual information, images, and data for professional and consumer use

3. Recognize regulatory agencies as providers and evaluators of information

4. Give proper attribution in accepted citation format

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Set up search strategies using keyword and controlled vocabulary in library database searches

2. Identify and access commercial and regulatory agency information providers relevant to health information management

3. Locate industry specific journals and professional level information providers

4. Determine elements necessary for proper citing and attribution

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