Clinical Directors Guide

Each of the clinical areas in Physiopedia has one or more Clinical Directors who are responsible for quality assurance in that clinical area to to ensure that our standards of quality are being met. 

As a Clinical Director you are responsible for:

  • Monitoring recent changes in your clinical area
  • Ensuring that attributes common to all pages are present on new pages
  • Making links between pages within Physiopedia

The guide below details methods for acheiving your role as Clinical Director.  It is just a guide and there will be other methods that some people find more suitable to them.  If this is the case please add them to this page to let other clinical directors know of alternative methods!

Monitoring recent changes in your clinical area

When monitoring recent changes you are assessing those changes for quality and appropriateness.  Your clinical knowledge and experience will enable you to assess whether the edits are suitable to remain as written.  There are several ways to receive alerts of recent changes:

Recieving alerts of recent changes

  1. Regularly visit the recent changes page in Physiopedia.
  2. Sign up to the recent changes feed.
  3. Sign up for an email alert of recent changes.

Viewing the recent changes

When you become alerted to any recent changes in Physiopedia you should first check to see if they fall under your cinical area (this is at your discretion).  If there are changes in your clinical area you should then go to the recent changes page in Physiopedia.  On this page you can click on (diff) to see the recent changes of a particular page and once viewed, if no edits are required, you can mark them as patrolled by clicking on [Mark as patrolled].  If edits are required you should make the edits before marking as patrolled.  Marking recent changes as patrolled will allow other clinical directors and users to see that the page has been checked and standards of quality have been met.

Editing inappropriate content

If you find that new content is inappropriate there are two courses of action you can take:

  1. Revert the changes, or
  2. Edit the changes to make them more suitable

Please refer to the mediawiki reverting page for guidance.

Improving Formatting

Users that are not familiar with wikitext sometimes have difficulties with page formatting.  If you see evidence of this please format the page for them.  It is obvious when it happens!!

Ensuring that attributes common to all articles are present

All articles within Physiopedia have certain common items, these are:

  • Acknowledgments box
  • PubMed feed related to that page
  • Reference section

If an appropriate template is added to the page these items will have automatically been added.  Please ensure that the above items are all present on new (and existing) pages.  The code for these items can be found below or in the New Page Template. N.B. Some of the old original pages have an old template on them which will need changing to the new template at some stage, you will notice these as you come across them!

Acknowledgments box

<div class="editorbox">
'''Original Editor '''- Your name will be added here if you created the original content 
for this page. 

'''Top Contributors''' - {{Special:Contributors/{{FULLPAGENAME}}}} - Your name will be added here if you are a lead editor 
on this page.    
</div> 

PubMed feed related to that page

== Recent Related Research (from [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ Pubmed])  ==
<div class="researchbox">
<rss>Feed goes here!!|charset=UTF-8|short|max=10</rss> 
</div> 

Reference section

== References  ==

References will automatically be added here, see [[Adding References|adding references tutorial]]. 

<references />

Adding a template

You should ensure that all new (and existing) pages have an appropriate template.  If there is already content on the page but no template you should rearrange the page to include a template. 

Please see the Adding Templates tutorial for more information.

Adding PubMed Feed

All pages within Physiopedia have a section that includes a feed from PubMed based on keywords from the page title.  You should ensure that this feed to all new pages.

Please see the Adding PubMed Feeds tutorial for an explanation of how to do this.

Making links between pages within Physiopedia

It is not often that an author will make links from the content that they have written to other pages within Physiopedia.  It is your role to do this and the extent to which you do this is entirely up to you!

Exceptions

Student projects

If pages are being edited or articles being created as part of a student project please do not make any changes, even formatting, to those pages.  We will ensure that these pages are of suitable quality and make any edits neccessary at the end of the project.  Current student projects can be identified by the no edit notice at the top of the page (see example below)

This page is currently under construction as part of a ..... student project. Please do not edit, but please come back in the near future to check out new information!!