Spring semester dates - January 13 to March 8 2014
This course is designed to be an introduction to the process of evidence-based medicine (EBM) and to the supporting roles and opportunities for medical librarians. A prerequisite for this course is a basic understanding of search techniques for bibliographic databases such as MEDLINE.
This course is approved for 20 contact hours from the Medical Library Association.
The format of the course is a combination of course material,
independent readings, reviews and exercises. In addition, students are
required to participate in discussions through the course Discussion
Board. A final assignment integrating all the concepts learned during
the previous weeks is also required. The course runs for 8 consecutive
weeks. It will take approximately 30 hours to complete, depending on
previous knowledge of EBM and other factors. See course outline.
From a student in the Fall 2013 class: "I would just like to say a big thank you for all of your help. I came into this class not familiar with Medline or PubMed and I knew nothing about EBM. Before I even finished the course I was using the methodology in my research consultations with staff and students and my confidence in this area of Information Management has improved. Thank you for all of your prompt and valuable feedback. I told my Manager it was the best training course I had been on since starting at UNSW 6 years ago simply because everything I have learnt I am actually applying."
From the course evaluation Fall 2012: "The course was outstanding and one of the highest quality professional development experiences that I've enjoyed. It was very rewarding to participate in such a thoughtfully developed and flawlessly executed course and to be able to end the course experience with such an extensive set of resources (suggested readings, etc.) to explore beyond the course duration. I would recommend the course without hesitation and further, I would suggest it as a model for developers of other LIS professional development courses."
This course is also approved for 3 graduate academic credits from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SILS students have an additional 2 weeks to finish the course and are required to complete a final project.
The charge is $405. (Charge to increase to $450 in Fall 2014) To get on the mailing list for registration, contact Tiffany Harris ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at UNC/SILS.
(Note that the course usually fills from the mailing list.)