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Physician Associate Studies: Useful Websites

Evaluating Information

Wherever you get your information from it is important that you evaluate the quality of the information. There are many factors that you need to consider when assessing the quality of the information, such as currency, the authority of the writer.


Here is a link to the Information Source Evaluation Matrix (click on picture), a useful guide that takes you through the factors you need to consider to assess the quality of information you are relying on.

Referencing Websites

Professional Societies and Organisations

The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - the professional body for biomedical scientist laboratory staff

The Health Professionals Council (HPC) - a regulator setting standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health for health professionals.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) - an independent UK organisation that was set up by the government in 2003 to protect the public from threats to their health from infectious diseases and environmental hazards (HPA) 


NHS Research

Government Reports and Clinical Guidelines

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are digital materials openly available for use in teaching, learning and research. Here is a selection available to Biomedical and Medical Science students: