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Upcoming MLA Continuing Education Offerings

New courses added! Plan now through January 2023!

See MEDLIB-ED for a complete list of all CE offerings from MLA, NNLM, and independent instructors. Site licenses are available for all live and recorded MLA webinars.

Health Services and Policy Research: Sources and Search Strategies 2022

Instructor-Led Course | December 1 and 8 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., central time
$265 Members | $345 Nonmembers

Health Services and Policy Research (HSPR) is a rapidly growing research area that addresses medical justice, social determinants of health, and disparities in healthcare outcomes. It addresses vital questions such as, “What does it mean to be healthy in America?” “How do people get access to health care?” “How much does care cost?” “Is health care effective?”

Judith and Abe bring a breadth of experience collaborating with health policy researchers and will be your guides in this journey. Through resource demonstrations, case studies, and hands-on exercises, you'll learn how to develop and execute multi-pronged strategies for locating information from government, think tanks, and other sources that lay beyond peer-review databases and cannot be searched systematically.

Register now for "Health Services and Policy"

  

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Live Webinar | December 15 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., central time
$65 Members | $85 Nonmembers

If you teach, search, or provide reference services in the fields of medicine, nursing, or allied health or aspire to these roles, you’ll want a solid grounding in evidence-based practice. Almost every major medical, nursing, and allied health specialty has program accreditation requirements for evidence-based practice, and health sciences librarians are frequently called upon to teach these skills.

Register now for "Evidence-Based Practice"

     

Critical Appraisal of Cohort Studies

Live Webinar | January 18, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., central
$65 Members | $85 Nonmembers

Critical appraisal has become an absolutely crucial health science librarian skill. In this webinar, you’ll learn from Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLAs resident critical appraisal experts, how to identify, appraise, and interpret cohort studies--one of the most common study types encountered by health sciences librarians and an important source of safety and efficacy information. In the process, you'll learn basic tenets of evidence-based practice and skills you can apply to evaluating other study types.

You’ll leave with valuable new skills and a toolkit you can use to assess the methodology of any retrospective cohort study. If you work with clinicians, you’ll be able to provide high-quality information on the fly. If you teach, you’ll have a new skill to teach and you’ll be able to deepen your participation in a health sciences curriculum in your institution.

Register now for "Critical Appraisal of Cohort Studies"

  

Critical Appraisal of Case Control Studies

Live Webinar | January 31 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., central
$65 Members | $85 Nonmembers

In this webinar, Amy Blevins and Laura Menard, two of MLAs resident critical appraisal experts, will teach you how to identify, appraise, and interpret case control studies--one of the most important clinical research study types. In the process, you'll learn basic tenets of evidence-based practice and skills you can apply to other study types and teach to others. You’ll leave the webinar with a toolkit that will enable you to evaluate a case control study, a simple guide to interpreting case control study results, and an understanding of common measures for reporting the results of a case control study... and with skills you that enable you to increase your impact in your workplace!

Register now for "Critical Appraisal of Case Control Studies"