Finding Quality Health and Medical Information on the Web: General Consumer Health Information

MLA Course
Listing Archived: Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Primary contact information...
Kovacs Consulting Internet & Web Training - http://www.kovacs.com
1117 Meadowbrook Blvd.
Brunswick OH , 44212
United States
Diane Kovacs is the primary contact.
Phone: 216-392-8254
Resource URL: http://www.kovacs.com/mlacecons.html
Region: Midwest

Description: In this hands-on course participants will explore specific high quality consumer-oriented health and medical reference tools on the Web as well as learn to locate and select high quality consumer–oriented health and medical information. Print and commercially published database ready-reference tools for health care consumers will be compared to the core Web reference tools. In addition participants will acquire a core e-library of 'the best' Web-accessible ready-reference resources for health care consumer information. Tuition $200 as of 10/28/12

Experience Level: Beginning
CE Contact Hours: 20
Professional Competencies: Health Sciences Information Services
Subject: Consumer Health, Reference Resources & Services
Course Type: Face to Face, e-Learning

Educational Objective: Participants will: 1. learn about and explore specific high quality consumer-oriented health and medical reference tools on the Web 2. learn to locate and select high quality consumer–oriented health and medical information. 3. will compare print and commercially published database ready-reference tools for health care consumers to the core Web reference tools. 4. will acquire a core e-library of 'the best' Web-accessible ready-reference resources for health care consumer information.

Agenda:

http://www.kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html

Need for This Course: In the past 15 years that we’ve been offering different versions of this course, participants have expressed strong interest and satisfaction with the consumer health resource related readings, lecture and activities. This course focuses attention specifically on the identification and use of high quality consumer oriented health and medical information on the Web as the original course becomes three separate courses each focused on a different aspect of the original. This current course is an update and focus on the most popular of the courses - "Authoritative and Readable: Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web"

The instructional methods used include Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Hands-on Exercises, and Problem-based.

Participant Materials: Web-based Moodle hosted lectures, forums, learning activities. PDF printable versions of lectures and learning activities. The course itself is online at http://kovacs.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=24. Basic syllabi are online at http://www.kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html In the event of face-to-face presentation print versions will be handed out.

Facility Requirements: Participants must have an Internet connected computer with Web browser software and e-mail. Participants should know how to use e-mail and a current standard Web Browser, e.g., Mozilla/Firebird, IE etc. Current versions are preferred. When the course is taught in person it is ideally taught with each participant having an Internet connected computer but it can be done lecture, discussion and demonstration only with the hands-on Web-based learning activities being completed outside of the class meeting time.

Additional Evaluation: I will use MLA's standard evaluation forms.

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