The Medical Accuracy Website – General Information

The Medical Accuracy website is divided into 2 sections: the general public section and the registered users section.

General Public Section

About Us

  • Project Description: descriptive information about the project and funding agency
  • Site Description: descriptive information about the website
  • Contact Us: general contact information

Medical Accuracy

  • History: history of the movement towards medical accuracy in sexual health education
  • Definition: the working definition being used in this website

Resources

  • Advisories: Short essays dealing with issues associated with medical accuracy and sexual health.
    • Medical Accuracy
    • STI & STD
    • STI Reported vs. Estimated
    • Oral Sex Risk Reduction
  • Internet Resources: descriptions and hyperlinks to useful sexual health and medical resources on the Internet
    1. Evaluating Health Information
    2. Government Health Organizations
    3. Medical Libraries, Organizations & Portals
    4. Medical Databases, References, Free Journals & Statistics

Glossary

  • Sexual Health Glossary: terms and definitions of words relating to STIs, sexual health, sexual behavior, statistics, anatomy & physiology, and medicine
  • Sources: list of sources used for the terms and definitions

Webinars

  • Information on individual webinars on medical accuracy
  • Registration process for attending webinars on medical accuracy

Registered Members Section

Technical Assistance

  • Webinar Registration Instructions
  • Phone Conference Instructions
  • Contact Info: Information on how to contact instructors
  • Curriculum

    • Modules:
      • Individual modules used in the medical accuracy webinars
      • Module 0 Outline and resources
      • Module 1 Introduction to databases (PubMed)
      • Module 2 Search structure
      • Module 3 MeSH-keyword vocabulary
      • Module 4 Boolean search logic
      • Module 5 Analyzing Searching PubMed
      • Module 6 Locating full text articles
      • Module 7 Other Internet resources
      • Module 8 Evaluation of Resources Intro & Studies
      • Module 9 Evaluation of Resources Publications
      • Module 10 Evaluation of Resources Website
    • Handouts: Additional Instructional Materials
      • Information Form Instructions
      • Information Request Form
      • Med Accuracy Checklist-Articles
      • Med Accuracy Checklist-Internet
    • Homework: Exercise to reinforce teaching
      • Med Accuracy Homework

    Resources

    • Advisories: Short essays dealing with issues associated with medical accuracy and sexual health (duplicated from public side).
      • Medical Accuracy
      • STI & STD
      • STI Reported vs. Estimated
      • Oral Sex Risk Reduction
    • Fact Sheets: technical essays expanding on subjects covered in the medical accuracy webinars.
      • How To Read Citations
      • Using Boolean Operators
      • Locating Full-text Articles
      • Survey descriptions
    • Internet Resources: descriptions and hyperlinks to useful sexual health and medical resources on the Internet (duplicated from public side)
      • #1 Evaluating Health Information
      • #2 Government Health Organizations
      • #3 Medical Libraries, Organizations & Portals
      • #4 Medical Databases, References, Free Journals & Statistics
    • Glossary (duplicated from public side)
      • Sexual Health Glossary: terms and definitions of words relating to STIs, sexual health, sexual behavior, statistics, anatomy & physiology, and medicine
      • Sources: list of sources used for the terms and definitions
    • STIs-Pathogens: compilation from a survey of medical literature that lists pathogens that may be transferred from one individual to another individual during various forms of sexual activity
      • STIs-Pathogens table
      • Methods of Sexual Transmission
      • Sexually Transmissible vs. Sexually Transmitted

    Medical Accuracy Forum

    • A members only forum that allows members to exchange viewpoints, ask questions and interact with other members.