The New England Region in collaboration with the Greater Midwest and MidContinental Region are offering the ClinicalTrials.gov 3 week Moodle course.
ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, & the Role of Medical Librarians
Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with a 4 credit hour CE online class on ClinicalTrials.gov. Read on for the details:
CLASS: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians.
This 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 (NN/LM MCR), Holly Burt (NN/LM GMR), Meredith Solomon (NN/LM NER).
COURSE STRUCTURE: This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 3 weekly modules, beginning the week January 18, 2016. 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 January 11, 2016 – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, and introduce yourself.
- Week of January 18, 2016 (Module 1) – will explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource.
- Week of January 25, 2016 (Module 2) – will demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results from ClinicalTrials.gov.
- Week of February 1, 2016 (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.
MLA CE CREDIT AND/OR CHIS CE CREDIT: This course has been certified for 4 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 4-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to for Level 1 or II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. For information on CHIS (https://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/). For information on MLA CE (https://www.mlanet.org/professional-development/education).
REGISTRATION: Registration is open to NN/LM MidContinental, Greater Midwest, and New England Region Network members. Space is limited, so register at http://1.usa.gov/1WlIKF5. Not sure if your library is a Network member, or do you want to become a Network member? Contact Dana Abbey – MCR (firstname.lastname@example.org), Holly Burt – GMR (email@example.com), or Meredith Solomon – NER (firstname.lastname@example.org).
COST: No charge for online class.