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Online Learning: Tutorials, Approved Courses, and Degree Programs
The following courses are currently offered and approved for MLA CE contact hours. Courses marked with the CHIS icon are approved for MLA's Consumer Health Information Specialization Program.
- Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Eberle)
- Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information (Eberle)
- Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans (Ottosen)
- CyberTools Q & A Workshop (Sen)
- EBM and the Medical Librarian (Schardt)
- Electronic Collection Development (Kennedy)
- Electronic Collection Development (Kovacs)
- Finding Quality Health and Medical Information on the Web (Kovacs)
- From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health Information on the Internet (Ottosen)
- Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends (Youngkin)
- Health & Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Service (Ham)
- Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features (Kovacs)
- Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning (Kovacs)
- Making PubMed Work for You (Deeney)
- No Comprende: Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians (Snow-Croft)
- Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use (Deeney)
- Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (Burt)
- Prescription for Success: Consumer Health on the Web (Vargas)
- Super Searcher (Hurst)
If you currently have a MLA-approved course that is available online and would like to include it on our list, please contact Debra Cavanaugh, 312.419.9094 x32.
- Health Information Literacy Tutorial
Prescription for Information: Addressing Health Information Literacy! is for health care providers and emphasizes the importance of health literacy and the challenges patients face in understanding medical terminology. It also helps participants recognize the impact that low health literacy has on patient care and learn about health information resources and strategies available to them and their patients. The tutorial also describes health literacy services provided by medical librarians. Based upon the health information literacy curriculum, "Putting Information into Health Literacy," developed by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi for the MLA HIL project, the tutorial is free, but requires registration.
- HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme: Train the Trainers Online Course
This course will highlight the key features of HINARI (www.who.int/hinari/en/) and related training materials. Also to be discussed are possible sources for workshop funding. It is geared toward individuals in developed countries that have linkages with HINARI eligible institutions. The participants will be able to instruct individuals from these institutions. This training could be to visitors or graduate students at the participant's home institution or at the partners' sites. The course is sponsored by the Medical Library Association/Librarians Without Borders® E-Library Training Initiative that is funded by the Elsevier Foundation.
Medical Information on the Internet Tutorial
Medical Information on the Internet: Guide for Health Reporters and Consumers is a Web-based tutorial designed by MLA members to lead health reporters and consumers to quality health care information on the Internet.