BPIV041 Information literacy course

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/1.5/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
PhDr. Pavla Vizváry, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kristýna Kalmárová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Pavlína Mazáčová, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavlína Mazáčová, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
User level of digital literacy, specific topic for scholarly text (seminar or bachelor thesis)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 18 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/18, only registered: 0/18
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the practical course is to prepare students for the creation of a scholarly text and its presentation. Students will go through the steps of its preparation, from the planning of the structure to the presentation of their work. The course is a preparation for the elaboration of seminar and bachelor thesis and for the creation of scholarly materials in the frame of professional practice.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - apply basic methodological principles in the preparation and realization of their own research; - process quantitative data in Excel, - create an abstract for their own scholarly text, - produce a formally correct scholarly text, - use Word's ability to write scholarly texts, - create a bibliographic record of an information source in AMA style, - know the rules of publication and citation ethics, - create an electronic presentation in PowerPoint, - present and defend their own scholarly work.
  • What to prepare for writing? Research and data: Excel and the basics of research - Pavla Kovářová
  • Write?! Text creation principles: Text creation, processing phase, the definition of terms, content, formal and genre structure, abstract, language and typography, word - Pavlína Mazáčová
  • What form out? Citation and work with resources: Citation according to AMA, originality of work, citation and publication ethics, citation in Word; Presentation: PowerPoint, presentation creation, defense, presentation skills - Martin Krčál
    recommended literature
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Jiří and Petr SEJK. Získávání a zpracování vědeckých informací : pracovní sešit. 1. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 81 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5535-3. info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Jiří. Jak citovat (How to cite). 1. vyd. Brno: Knihovna univerzitního kampusu MU, 2014. 74 pp. doi:10.13140/2.1.1243.5840. URL info
  • KRATOCHVÍL, Jiří, Petr SEJK, Věra ANTHOVÁ and Marek STEHLÍK. Metodika tvorby bibliografických citací. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010. Elportál. ISSN 1802-128X. url PURL info
  • WILHELMOVÁ, Radka. Jak napsat bakalářskou práci. 2008. URL info
  • BOOTH, Wayne C., Gregory G. COLOMB and Joseph M. WILLIAMS. The craft of research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xvii, 317. ISBN 9780226065663. info
  • IVANOVÁ, Kateřina and Lubica JURÍČKOVÁ. Písemné práce na vysokých školách se zdravotnickým zaměřením. 2. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2007. 99 s. ISBN 9788024418322. info
  • HOCK, Randolph. The extreme searcher's Internet handbook : a guide for the serious searcher. 2nd ed. Medford, N.J.: CyberAge Books, 2007. xxvii, 326. ISBN 9780910965767. info
  • FILKA, Jaroslav. Metodika tvorby diplomové práce :praktická pomůcka pro studenty vysokých škol. 1. vyd. Brno: Vydavatelství Knihař, 2002. 223 s. ISBN 80-86292-05-3. info
  • The researcher's toolkit : the complete guide to practitioner research. Edited by David Wilkinson. First published. New York: Routledge, 2000. xvi, 135. ISBN 0415215668. info
  • ŠESTÁK, Zdeněk. Jak psát a přednášet o vědě. Illustrated by Hana Kymrová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1999. 204 s. ISBN 8020007555. info
Teaching methods
Brief theoretical preparation, practical lessons with feedback on processing, e-learning, creation of seminar work.
Assessment methods
100% attendance at seminars, active participation in seminars, elaboration of all tasks assigned in the lessons, creation and presentation of seminar work for a field subject in accordance with formal requirements for written papers. In the case of an excused absence, the tasks will be elaborated separately and entered into the IS.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
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