The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and monthly learning opportunities. The third cohort of the course will run January 14 – May 3, 2019.
There are four major due dates to successful complete this course:
Subject Matter Experts/Additional Instructors for this course include: Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.
Week 1 (Jan 14-18): Genetics Basics
Week 2 (Jan 21-25): Genetics Basics
Week 3 (Jan 28-Feb 1): Introduction
Week 4 (Feb 4-8): Molecular Biology Techniques
Week 5 (Feb 11-15): NCBI Nucleotide
Week 6 (Feb 18-22): BLAST Sequence Similarity
Week 7 (Feb 25-Mar 1): NCBI Gene
Week 8 (Mar 4-8): Basics of Proteins
Week 9 (Mar 11-15): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases
Week 10 (Mar 18-22): Clinical Applications
Week 11 (Mar 25-29): Catch Up Week
Week 12 (Apr 1-5): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics
Week 13 (Apr 8-12): What’s Next in Genomic Research
Week 14 (Apr 15-19): Synthesis
Week 15 (Apr 22-26): Synthesis and Evaluation
Week 16 (Apr 29-May 3): Additional catch up days (if needed)
Note: Registration closes January 7, 2019 at 11:59pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 60 participants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States.
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