These scheduled courses have recently ended and the content is still available to registered students. Past courses are archived annually on a rolling basis.  

LGBTQIA+ individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBTQIA+ individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBTQIA+ patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency/humility, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBTQIA+ patrons. For more information about this course, see the course description page.

This class is designed to evaluate health stories in the media. This course will address how health information is reported in news outlets and popular media and show you how to analyze these health claims critically. Analysis of news stories involves critical thinking; you will be introduced to a rating instrument and practice exercises to develop this skill. Just as no study is perfect, no health story in the news is perfect – but developing this skill will aid you in identifying common reporting issues and teach you how to seek more information.

This is a 4-week, work at your own pace, online class worth 4 Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits. It qualifies for MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization levels 1 and 2. 

The class runs from September 18 - October 13, 2023.

Fundamentals of Health Data Science is a 9-week course designed to improve your knowledge and skills in research data management.

Course dates: Sept. 5 - Nov. 3, 2023.

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