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NNLM On-Demand Online Asynchronous Moodle Classes Open for Enrollment

Posted by on January 11th, 2018 Posted in: Continuing Education

NNLM introduces four asynchronous on-demand Moodle classes in 2018! You will be able to take these year-round and at your own pace. Modifications were made to existing classes to eliminate interactions with fellow students; and instead, you’ll interact directly with the class facilitator to get feedback on your assignments.

Here are descriptions of each of the classes available:

Making PubMed Work for You – This beginning level class will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free, public interface to the MEDLINE database of biomedical journal literature citations. Look for Automatic Term Mapping, Managing Search Results, the Details box and applying filters in Module 1.  Searching with MeSH will be covered in Module 2. In Module 3, we will look at My NCBI and the Topical Queries.

Keeping Up with PubMed – This intermediate level class will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free, public interface to the MEDLINE database of biomedical journal literature citations. This course builds on the first PubMed Moodle course: Making PubMed Work for You.  Topics we’ll cover include MeSH (Module 1); subsets, filters, and My NCBI including applying Filters (Module 2);  email alerts of new citations, creating tables of contents alerts through the NLM Catalog (Module 3); and LinkOut plus two literature databases linked to PubMed (Module 4).

  • Course Facilitator: Ashley Cuffia, NNLM SEA, Consumer Health Coordinator

Chemicals, Drugs, Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond – This advanced specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course begins with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information, chemicals and with chemical nomenclature, and lliterature related to genetics and genomics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.

  • Course Facilitator: Tony Nguyen, NNLM SEA, Technology and Communications Coordinator

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An Introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj – At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 1.) Define population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020 2.) Describe the purpose of PubMed, HSRProj, and MedlinePlus databases 3.) Identify when to use each database based on the information need 4.) Perform basic searching techniques to identify more accurate results Please note that the content in this course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj. This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. It is designed to take approximately 2 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting or over several sessions.

  • Course Facilitator: Derek Johnson, NNLM GMR, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist

For additional details or to register for any of these online asynchronous classes, please contact the course facilitator directly.

Please note that you will need to set up a free NNLM Moodle account if you have not done so before in order to access these classes.

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