International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 242

Full Length Research Paper

Application of information and communication technology (ICT) by medical students: A study of Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India

Parveen Kumar
S. A. Jain College, Ambala City-134003, Haryana India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 February 2012
  •  Published: 28 February 2012

Abstract

 

Today’s world is globalized, information and communication technology (ICT) is diffusing its services to diverse domains. Medical and healthcare is intimately associated with human lives, ignoring of ICT in medical and healthcare is not affordable. The study was conducted to ascertain the computer literacy level of medical students. Its results indicated that most medical students have some average or advance knowledge on the basic use of computer software that is Microsoft-word, excel, internet, e-mail, etc. The computer awareness among medical students is encouraging but still need to be improved, as most of the students responded that they are computer literate and 12.76% of students indicated that ICT should be incorporated in to the curricula training. More than half of the students responded that total number of personal computers (PCs) should be increased so that maximum use of ICT services can be done. The study found that ICT can be a useful tool in shoving problems in medical education, but the lack of technology and resources is still a serious limitation.

 

Key words: Information and communication technology (ICT), medical students, computer, internet.