Free Online Course Offering: Clinical Trials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians
Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE contact hours in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? NN/LM MCR has got you covered with a 4 credit hour CE online class on ClinicalTrials.gov. Read on for the details:
ClinicalTrial.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 2014
The 4 credit hour CE course explains what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrates ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
Instructors: Dana Abbey, MLS and Monica Rogers, MLIS
Course Structure: This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into weekly modules, beginning the week of September 8, 2014. The units build upon one another, with Module 1 providing the foundation for the rest of the course. Time commitment: plan on an average of 2 hours per week.
- Week of September 1, 2014 – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, and introduce yourself.
- Week of September 8, 2014 (Module 1) – will explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource
- Week of September 15, 2014 (Module 2) – will demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results from ClinicalTrials.gov
- Week of September 22, 2014 (Module 3) – will discuss the number of records with results and the unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements
- Week of September 29, 2014 – Catch-up week
MLA CE Contact Hours and/or CHIS CE Hours: This course has been certified for 4 contact hours of Continuing Education by the Medical Library Association (MLA). If you are taking this course for MLA CE contact hours, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 4-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need for Level 1 or 2 CHIS – Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. For information, on CHIS visit the MLA web site: https://www.mlanet.org/education/chc. For information on MLA Continuing Education in general, visit their Education page: https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development/education.
Registration: Registration is open to NN/LM Network members. Space is limited, so register soon at http://tinyurl.com/ox8vjdj and select the Midcontinental Region’s offering. Verify if your organization is a Network member: http://nnlm.gov/members/adv.html
Cost: No charge for the online class