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This course will help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” forum, top picks from the NNLM Data Curation/Management Journal Club articles, and completion of the course “Big Data Fundamentals” from the Big Data University. 

Please note that though this course is taught asynchronously, there are deadlines to complete specific assignments.  

Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in a manner that is understandable. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This class explores basic concepts such as genes and chromosomes and offers an overview of genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and the Human Genome Project. Ethical and legal issues associated with genetic disorders will be covered with regard to privacy, discrimination, and potential legislative impact on medicine and society. A variety of reliable health information resources will be demonstrated, including, but not limited to: Genetics Home Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), and MedlinePlus.

This is an opportunity to learn more about genetics as it is used in healthcare by health professionals as well as how it applies to the general public. In addition become better acquainted with NCBI genetic resources for addressing clinical needs along with health resources specifically for the general public to utilize.

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. As of July 2013, ClinicalTrials.gov provided access to more than 149,000 study records and more than 9,500 studies with summary results. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching is the self-paced bioinformatics overview online learning component of the Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.

Forums for graduates of the class "Librarian's Guide to NCBI."

This class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Features Bar, Related Citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Single Citation Matcher.

This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively.

This Level 1 class is intended to hone basic searching techniques and the ability to develop search strategies that will take advantage of the PubMed interface to MEDLINE. The course will explore various methods for searching the PubMed system. Topics covered include Automatic Term Mapping, Search Results, Features Bar, Related Citations, My NCBI, Searching with MeSH, and Single Citation Matcher. This course will provide an overview of the system and demonstrate utilizing the features of PubMed to search effectively. Class information link: http://nnlm.gov/training/work/

Health Sciences Library support for data researchers and computer scientists is a new role for health sciences librarians. Work being done in biomedical big data fields and precision medicine is being shared through The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative's weekly online lecture series discussing the data science underlying modern biomedical research. The series began in September 2016 and is scheduled to run through early 2017. The weekly presentations are from experts across the country covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” in biomedicine. The webinar series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at an introductory overview level. All video presentations from the seminar series will be streamed for live viewing, recorded, and posted online for future viewing and reference. This webinar series is a collaboration between the TCC, the NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science, and BD2K Centers Coordination Center (BD2KCCC). Support for data researchers at all points of the research lifecycle is likely to become a primary role for health sciences librarians. What kind of library support researchers want and what kinds of skills librarians need to have in order to meet that need remain unanswered questions. If health sciences librarians want to provide meaningful contributions to a growing field, discussions need to take place and action plans need to be created.

CE Contact Hours: 2 per video, reflection, and evaluation submitted.

The learning objective of the live debriefing discussions is to increase awareness of the roles the librarian can play to support researchers in the data lifecycle. 

If you have any questions or comments, contact john.bramble@utah.edu


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