EBP and the Medical Librarian (online)

2018 Spring semester dates - February 19th to April 15th 

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 Spring 2017 class evaluations:  

"I greatly appreciated the feedback I received from the instructors.  I'm new to medical librarianship so their feedback has been immensely helpful in determining areas I need to continue to work on as a professional.  I'm only sad that the course is coming to an end!  I feel like I still have a lot to learn from them."

 "This course was great. The assignments and feedback gave me insight on the EBP process. Overall, I learned a lot of useful information with this course. I feel more confident in my searches and in validating information."

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.

Comments from Fall 2017 session evaluations:

"Well paced.  I'm also very appreciative of the individual comments given to all the assessment questions. I wasn't expecting that level of personalization - so thanks you!"

"This course was excellent. Well designed, built on information sequentially, and provided instruction applicable to my job."

The charge is $450.  Payment is by Visa/MasterCard only.  (If you do not have access to a Visa or MasterCard consider purchasing a prepaid card for this transaction.)  

To get on the mailing list for registration, contact Maggie Hite ( maggie_hite@unc.edu ) at UNC/SILS.

(Note that the course usually fills from the mailing list.)

Connie Schardt  --   schardt@email.unc.edu

Sarah Cantrell --  sarah.cantrell@duke.edu

Megan von Isenburg  --  megan.vonisenburg@duke.edu

Subpages (1): Course outline