USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BY THE MEDICAL STUDENTS

  • Malar Sivaraman KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
  • G Sasikala
  • K A Kiruthika KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
  • S Sanjana KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010

Abstract

Background: Usage of information technology   is increasing among university students. The extent of usage among medical students is not studied well. The aim of the study is to assess the usage pattern of information technology by first year and second year medical students of government Kilpauk medical college. Chennai.

Method : 200 students of first year and second year students were participated in this study. They were interviewed using pretested questionnaire to bring out the different pattern of the internet use and application knowledge of information technology in medical field.

Results: Among 200 students 84% of second years and43% of first years access the internet using their mobile phones .The application knowledge of information technology (IT) is 97% in second year students when compared to first year student45%.Majority of students(97%) prefers computer classes to be included in medical curriculum.

Conclusion: The usage of information technology by the second year medical students are increasing when compared to the newly admitted students  and also the purpose of using IT  and knowledge of  IT in medical field  also improving when they are entering second year.

Key words: computer, internet , information technology.

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Author Biographies

Malar Sivaraman, KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
K A Kiruthika, KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
S Sanjana, KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
KIlpauk Medical College, CHENNAI., INDIA, 600010
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Sivaraman M, Sasikala G, Kiruthika K, Sanjana S. USE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BY THE MEDICAL STUDENTS. JDDT [Internet]. 13Jan.2015 [cited 27Nov.2021];5(1):96-9. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1029