If your entering a science career today, you’ll need to be versatile in today’s technologies. Medical fields are switching to electronic records for patient files, lab tests, diagnostic imaging files and more.
That’s why National University of Health Sciences has incorporated new technology in the classroom, in the curriculum and in its resource library, the Learning Resource Center.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) recently awarded National University’s Learning Resource Center (LRC) a technology grant worth $4300. The grant funded a new Technology Bar and iPad Station, expanding digital reference and educational materials available to students at the LRC. A technology bar is where you can try out new technology and science apps in a relaxed environment with no pressure, at a pace that is comfortable to you.
The LRC now has four iPads at its new technology bar and one at the circulation desk. The iPad Air 2s offer apps suggested by National University students, such as:
- Essential Anatomy:a 3-D anatomical model of the human body
- Notability: a powerful note taker
- Khan Academy: offering science sections on physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, health and medicine.
“Since the use of iPads in hospitals and clinical settings is growing,” says Pat Genardo. “We selected tablets and apps based upon student input. We will continue to gather research on useful apps, and ask students for recommendations on future app purchases.”
Upgrading digital resources in the LRC is just one of the many ways National University is preparing students to succeed in today’s technology-driven biomedical science environment