Course Specific Research Support for MA 131: 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

Introduction to Medical Science course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

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

  • Develop a topic with a variety of approaches, with specific to broad terms and concepts
  • Develop a search strategy
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for MA 131

1. Set up search strategy with both colloquial and scientific terminology as well as numerical codes

2. Identify and select relevant and readable sources on a topic

3. Analyze sources for indicators of authority

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use appropriate limiters in search strategy with search terms on a variety of levels

2. Select relevant databases or reliable web-based information providers on stated topic

3. Compare types of sources to identify indicators of authority

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.

MA 131

Literacy Skills

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




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.

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 Medical Assisting SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Torie Scott,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger