|Region:||Southern California and Arizona|
Description: This 3-hour in-person course or 4-hour online course serves as an introduction to consumer health. Students learn the information-seeking behaviors of consumers and learn the basics of searching MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov and other reliable web pages such as those from professional medical associations and advocacy groups.
|Continuing Education Experience:||Familiarity with computers and the Internet|
|CE Contact Hours:||3 in-person, 4 online|
|Professional Competencies:||Health Sciences Information Services|
|Course Type:||Face to Face, e-Learning, Hands-on, Specialization, RML Offerings - Moodle course|
Educational Objective: To help consumers meet their health information needs on topics such as: Disease and condition specific information Drug Information Herbal Information
Introductions – 10 minutes Health Literacy – 10 minutes Evaluating Websites – 10 minutes MedlinePlus – 15 minutes Other MedlinePlus resources- 15 minutes Disease specific information – 30 min. Drug and Herbal Information – 10 min. Reference interview practice– 10 minutes Evaluation and Certificates – 10 minutes
Need for This Course: Health Consumers are becoming more and more responsible and accountable for their own health care. This class introduces Public Librarians and Consumer Health Librarians to excellent resources that can help the health consumer find and evaluate relevant information.
The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Slides, Discussion, Role Playing, and Hands-on Exercises.
Participant Materials: handouts, powerpoint, brochure, practice questions, online tutorials (in the online version)
Facility Requirements: For in-person, basic requirement: computer, projector, screen. Internet is helpful. For online version: high-speed Internet, speakers, adobe flash
Additional Evaluation: MLA evaluation