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Public Health Information Literacy Certificate Course

Public health students and researchers! The certificate course in public health information literacy piloted last summer has been revised and approved for the Summer 2017 semester! Led by Kay Hogan Smith, UAB Libraries Liaison to the School of Public Health, the weekly classes focus on everything from advanced searching in PubMed and Embase to epidemiological resources and locating test instruments, searching for systematic reviews and related areas of interest, such as psychology resources and bibliographic citation management. (See schedule below.) The series of eight modules are scheduled for Wednesday evenings (5 – 6 p.m.) in the summer, beginning June 7 and ending July 26. You may attend as many or as few classes as you like, although a minimum of 5 classes is required to receive the certificate (including sessions 1 and 2, which are required). This time, the classes will be presented online only via GoToTraining – see links for online registration below. Attendance and homework/quiz participation will count toward the Pass/Fail grades for each session and awarding of the certificate. This is a Category B Certificate Course, approved by UAB administration. Join us this summer!


Public Health Library Research – Certificate Course Schedule



Topic(s): Public health library research 101; medical database searching/resources

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Topic: Citing sources/EndNote (Co-presenter – Jill Deaver)

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Topic: Social sciences databases; health policy resources (Co-presenter – Brooke Becker)

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Topic: Systematic reviews in public health

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Topic: Health statistics/datasets (Co-presenter – Brooke Becker)

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Topic: Grey literature/test instruments

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Topic(s): Environmental health database searching; disaster information resources

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Topic(s): Staying abreast of public health information resources after graduation

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For more information, please contact Kay Smith at or (205) 934-2208.

Keyword(s): class; classes; workshop; workshops

Posted on May 5, 2017@ 1:56 PM by Peggy