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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

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Introduction to Health Services Research : A Self-Study Course

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Navigation Controls

The following navigation controls are used in this e-learning course:

Home will bring you back to the Index page. The Index page is the starting page for this self-study course.

Introduction and Purpose takes you to a description of the course and to its purpose.

Table of Content directs you to the list of topics and their organization.

Help will bring you to the introductory page for information about the content and navigation features of this self-study.

Index provides valuable links to content within the many course pages.

Glossary of Terms offers links to various health services research glossaries available on the Web.

Bibliography is useful because it lists the citations mentioned in the course.

Module Review Questions for Quizzes offers a review of questions asked in each module. Each review section offers learners a chance to examine possible questions for each quiz and then try the quiz for that module to assess your learning. There is a quiz for each module but not for the cases which have exercises for you to try.

Evaluation is the link to a page that enables you to offer your comments on the content of this self-study course.

Contact Us is provided for you to comment on any page. The subject line is filled in with the name of the page and the address of the individuals at NLM with an interest in this course. Click the link and begin writing the text you want to send in the body of the email message.

Site Map is used to provide you with links to all the content of this self-study course organized by function.

Next blue arrow will advance you to the next page in the learning sequence except in the cases which may list multiple questions per page. Then the Next blue arrow button will take you back to the question page, not to the previous answer so that you can answer the next question in the sequence.

blue arrow facing left Previous will take you to the previous page in the learning sequence except in the cases which sometimes include multiple questions per page. Then the blue arrow facing left Previous button will take you back to the question page, not to the previous answer so that you can answer the next question in the sequence.

Knowledge Check: Try the Knowledge Check questions to see if you have grasped the content. There may be up to four questions on a page. Several of the Knowledge Check questions may appear later in the module quizzes.

Left Navigation Bar: If you are in the Modules, you will see a list of the modules and a link to the main Cases page. This will make it easier for you to move easily between Modules and Cases.

Bottom Navigation Bar: The navigation bar at the bottom of each page takes you to various helpful links such as glossary, bibliography, quizzes/review, evaluation, contact us and sitemap.

When you are in the Cases you will see navigation links to case description, objectives and exercise on the left navigation bar. The question you will research is placed at the top of the page along with a description and/or hints. When you are in the answer pages you will find the question you are answering at the top of the page highlighted in blue. The blued questions are placed there as a reminder of what you were being asked to do.

Help Navigation Bar: Lists the main topics at the top of the page before the Help section heading and only appears in Help.

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