Computers in Health Science Education
Uses and How to Use Them

Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MS Surg


My Experience with Computers

I am a health care provider.

I am a health education professional.

I am NOT a computer specialist.

My experience with computers can be glimpsed from the following chronological enumeration of events:

  1. I acquired a Personal Computer (PC) XT model in 1985. I started to learn word processing using a DOS-based Wordstar 4 program to create and edit documents.
  2. From 1985 up to 1995, although I acquired newer models of PC, such as 386 in 1994, my computer experience was still confined to word processing using DOS-based Wordstar 4.
  3. In 1995, I acquired an IBM Aptiva 486. I started learning word processing using a Windows-based program.
  4. In 1997, I started learning how to surf the Internet.
  5. In 1999, I started learning how to create webpages with the theme of Education for Health Development in the Philippines.


I learned how to manipulate the computer on a
hands-on, trial and error basis.

Such self-learning really consumed a lot of time. However, the satisfaction after learning something was greater than I could ever imagine.

I like to share the following experiences:

In this program, I do not expect you to learn how to make webpages. What is enough, as a starter, is to know how to turn on the computer, use it for some basic tasks needed in health science education and then park it (turn it off).

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