Peer teaching and information retrieval: the role of the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme in enhancing students’ confidence

Peer teaching and information retrieval: the role of the NICE Evidence search student champion... Key MessagesThe NICE ES SCS is a national programme launched in 2011 to promote the use of evidence based resources amongst health care undergraduate students.The SCS has considerably improved information search confidence in health care students who participate in the scheme.The scheme can help develop critical appraisal of health care information and increase routine use of evidence based resources.The peer teaching format adopted has contributed to the uptake of Evidence search and to the students’ better reception of the scheme.IntroductionA thorough scrutiny and evaluation of initiatives like the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme (SCS) involve the consideration of multiple aspects which help identify the correct positioning of this research in the literature. With this in mind, this research involves elements of three main areas of study: peer teaching in university settings, information literacy applied to higher education and evidence based practice (EBP) (including evidence based medicine – EBM), predominantly as a formal and structured form of teaching.Information Literacy (IL) has been defined by the American Library Association () as ‘a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognise when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information’, and has been the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Information & Libraries Journal Wiley

Peer teaching and information retrieval: the role of the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme in enhancing students’ confidence

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Wiley
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Health Information and Libraries Journal © 2018 Health Libraries Group
ISSN
1471-1834
eISSN
1471-1842
D.O.I.
10.1111/hir.12208
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Abstract

Key MessagesThe NICE ES SCS is a national programme launched in 2011 to promote the use of evidence based resources amongst health care undergraduate students.The SCS has considerably improved information search confidence in health care students who participate in the scheme.The scheme can help develop critical appraisal of health care information and increase routine use of evidence based resources.The peer teaching format adopted has contributed to the uptake of Evidence search and to the students’ better reception of the scheme.IntroductionA thorough scrutiny and evaluation of initiatives like the NICE Evidence search student champion scheme (SCS) involve the consideration of multiple aspects which help identify the correct positioning of this research in the literature. With this in mind, this research involves elements of three main areas of study: peer teaching in university settings, information literacy applied to higher education and evidence based practice (EBP) (including evidence based medicine – EBM), predominantly as a formal and structured form of teaching.Information Literacy (IL) has been defined by the American Library Association () as ‘a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognise when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information’, and has been the

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Health Information & Libraries JournalWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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