Genetics is increasingly becoming a factor in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases as well as frequently seen in headline news. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information associated with their health. The session will cover genomic health literacy and provide reliable resources regarding health conditions with a genetic component, privacy, genetic testing, and precision medicine.
Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications (Jan-May 2019)
An introductory bioinformatics course for librarians designed to help you gain
a functional understanding of molecular biology concepts sufficient to
use the NCBI bioinformatics databases, describe the information
contained in the Nucleotide, Gene, Structure and Protein databases, and
develop search strategies for common patron questions related to
molecular biology that can be addressed using these resources. January - May 2019 cohort.
This self-paced course is designed to introduce you to nutrition information resources available through government resources such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This course contains two one-hour webinar sessions, which you have the option to attend live or view as a recording.
This course is approved for 4.0 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA) which will be made available at the end of the course.
This course will introduce basic concepts in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.
This is a 6-week class (5 weeks of coursework and 1 week for catching up, if needed), and there will be approximately 30 to 90 minutes of work per week. At the end, you will have earned 8 hours of MLA or CHIS CE credit.
- Teacher: Dana Abbey