Medical informatics

Prof. W. Robert J. Funnell, Ph.D., Eng.
Department of BioMedical Engineering
McGill University
3775, rue University
Montréal, QC
H3A 2B4

… the mind does not need filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only needs kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.’
Plutarch, c. 46–120 AD, On Listening to Lectures (ref)

‘… the exertion of a certain degree of invention is by far the surest mode of fixing any principle of science in the mind.’
Thomas Young, A course of lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts, 1807

‘To sit as a passive bucket and be pumped into, whether you consent or not, can in the long-run be exhilarating to no creature; how eloquent soever the flood of utterance that is descending.’
Carlyle, Life of John Sterling, 1851 (as quoted by Grattan & Gurrey, Our Living Language, 1925)

‘Lecture: a means of transferring information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the student without passing through the minds of either.’
Graffiti at Warwick University

Using computers to teach medical students

Teaching medical students about computers

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