Instructor: D. Smith
This course covers the concepts of health and medicine and the organization of biomedical research and consumer health literature; information seeking by people with health concerns, issues in health communication; specialized vocabulary and forms of medical literature, organization of information services for health consumers and methods for evaluating them.
Course Syllabi for LIS 9320L-650 (Summer 2021)
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Prerequisites: (LIS 9003)
Program Content Areas
Connecting People with Information
Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Analyze major problems related to meeting consumer health information needs in a spirit of creativity and critical inquiry (PLLO 1);
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of health and medicine and the organization of biomedical research and consumer health literature (PLLO 2);
3. Critically assess issues in formal and informal health communication and the role of the librarian in providing consumer health information (PLLO 4 and 5);
4. Identify, select, evaluate, organize, and provide access to recorded medical information in a variety of formats (PLLO 6);
5. Effectively use the specialized vocabulary and forms of medical and health literature to retrieve relevant material; (PLLO 6);
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the information seeking by people with health concerns and by health care practitioners;
7. Identify needs of ordinary people for health-related information and develop collections and services to meet these needs (PLLO 8).
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives