Introducing information technology to occupational medicine trainees

D. Koh, T. C. Aw, K. C. Lun

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In view of the increasing use of microcomputers in occupational health practice, the Masters course in Occupational Medicine conducted by the National University of Singapore introduced a module on microcomputer applications in 1987. Many of the course participants were from developing countries. Some of the participants in the 1990-91 course had no prior experience with microcomputers; others had some experience or were microcomputer users. All participants felt that the microcomputer module was worthwhile and should continue to be included as part of the curriculum. After the module, the number of participants who felt comfortable or very familiar with usage of the applications increased. The majority (75%) felt that these acquired skills were directly useful for their coursework (particularly for preparation of the required dissertation) as well as for future utilisation in their careers in occupational medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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