Course Specific Research Support for BI 231: 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

Human Anatomy & Physiology I course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Instructors are encouraged to include a variety of techniques, including: ... poster and/or oral presentations, interpretation of case studies, ...  research papers...."

From the Course Content: Competencies and Skills

"Locating and accessing information."

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

  • Recognize authors' affiliation statements in journal articles
  • Recognize agencies as corporate authors
  • Navigate to library website, and select relevant databases
  • Use background reading to construct reasonable topic statement

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for BI 231

  1. Locate articles about health and evaluate for context, bias, and authority
  2. Locate articles in medical journals and evaluate for context, currency, and peer review
  3. Devise a research question related to anatomy and physiology, within the context of public health and social issues


Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify the parties responsible, and their qualifications, for health articles, to evaluate reliability of information

2. Select sources for locating relevant medical journal articles, including library databases

3. Develop a researchable question related to anatomy and physiology, and identify the context and perspectives of the authors

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.

BI 101
BI 141

Literacy Skills

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



BI 112
BI 121
BI 122
BI 231
BI 232
BI 233

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.

BI 211
BI 212
BI 213
BI 234
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 Biology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Robin Shapiro,  Librarian at the Rock Creek campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Biology

Campus Librarians, supporting Biology-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger