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University of Arizona

School of Information Resources and Library Sciences

Course #
Course Title
Scheduled Offering
Next Term Offered 
IRLS 533 Medical Online Searching
This course will focus on the online retrieval and evaluation of medical literature and the issues surrounding provision of timely, relevant, peer-reviewed medical information. Emphasis will be on the development of the intellectual acuity required to provide physicians, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, medical researchers and consumers with targeted responses to medical queries. Current search modalities such as Evidence-Based Medicine will be covered both in readings and in class discussions.
Kramer Fall 2015 Every year
IRLS 556

Health Information in Ethnic-Cultural Communities
This course provides the student with an overview of social, historical, and cultural influences on the health status of multi-ethnic cultural communities with an emphasis on Native American and Hispanic environments. Students will integrate health disparities knowledge as they learn about consumer health information resources, which address these concerns. Resources for Hispanic and Native American populations will be highlighted as well as topics such as health calculators, evaluating health web sites, health literacy, searching tips on minority health, and conducting the health reference interview.

Nunez Spring 2015 Every 2 years
IRLS 570 Introduction to Database Development & Management
This course covers theory, methods, and techniques widely used to design and develop a relational database system and students will develop a broad understanding of modern database management systems, application of fundamental database principles in a stand-alone database environment using MS Access and Windows are emphasized. Applications in an Internet environment will be discussed using MySQL in the Linux platform.
Cui Fall 2016 Every year
IRLS 571 Introduction to Information Technology 
This course is designed to introduce the basic concepts and applications of Internet-related information technology and its impacts on individual users, groups, organizations, and society. The topics in this survey course include computing basics, network applications, human computer interactions, computer-support cooperative work, social aspects of information systems, and some economic and legal issues related to digital services and products.
Fulton Spring 2015 Every year
IRLS 624 Community Health and Medial Information
This course is designed to give students’ knowledge of health and community health informatics within the context of all types of libraries. The course includes:  an overview of health information resources – both public and medical, evaluating and creating health information resources, promoting health and medical information from the library, and use of data bases to identify and trying to solve community issues around prevalent health & medical issues with in a community. Program planning and evaluation will be introduced.
Lindsay Summer 2015 Every year
IRLS/NURS 646 Healthcare Informatics: Theory and Practice
Focuses on the theoretical basis of healthcare informatics with an emphasis on management and processing of healthcare data, information, and knowledge. Healthcare vocabulary and language systems, and basic database design concepts are addressed.
Doyle/Shuffitt Spring 2015 Every year
IRLS/NURS 662 Systematic Reviews
Explores issues in information systems for medical and health in libraries and information centers.
Howe/Kramer Fall 2015 Every year
IRLS 693 Internship Bell Fall 2014 Every term

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