All the training the Library provides is freely available to all clinical and non-clinical UHSM staff, academic staff and students based at UHSM.

Sessions may be either delivered to a group or to an individual.


UHSM Academy Library Forthcoming Training

Course Title  Date  Time  Location 
2.0 hour workshop       
Critical Appraisal  Wednesday, 20th September 2017  2.00pm - 4.00pm  Room CSU 4 (1st floor, ERC) 
Critical Appraisal  Wednesday, 22nd November 2017  2.00pm - 4.00pm  Room CSU 1 (1st floor, ERC) 
       
       
60 minute workshops       
Literature Searching Skills - refresher                              TBC     
Google & Beyond                              TBC     
Searching the Cochrane Library                              TBC     
Searching for Management Information                              TBC    
Searching PubMed                              TBC     

If you would like to book onto one of the above sessions, please call 291 5780 or email academylibrary@manchester.ac.uk.
You can also book onto a session via the UHSM Learning Hub

Group training sessions are also available which can be tailored to meet the information needs of a particular group of staff. For more information and to discuss the information needs of your group, please contact us.

If you would prefer a tailored one-to-one literature searching skills session, please book using our online request form.

Library Inductions
In addition to the above we can give you an induction and tour of the library anytime that suits you - there's no need to book! For further information please click here



UHSM Academy Library Training Sessions - for clinical and non-clinical staff



Apart from Critical Appraisal, the following sessions are in the form of a 30 minute presentation or a 1 hour 'hands on' workshop.


Literature Searching Skills

Introduction to searching health databases such as Medline, Embase, CINAHL etc.

You will learn how to:

• identify and access relevant databases
• formulate a search question using methods such as PICO
• carry out an advanced search using Boolean logic, thesaurus mapping and other advanced techniques
• save and export results
• access journal articles


Searching PubMed & the Cochrane Library

These are two seperate sessions that provide an introduction to searching these databases.

You will learn how to:

• formulate a search question using methods such as PICO
• carry out an advanced search using Boolean logic, thesaurus mapping and other advanced techniques
• save and export results
• access journal articles


Searching for Management Information

Introduction to searching management information databases and the web.

You will learn how to:

• identify and access relevant databases
• formulate a search question using methods such as SPICE
• carry out an advanced search using Boolean logic, thesaurus mapping and other advanced techniques
• save and export results
• access journal articles
• locate management information sources on the web


Critical Appraisal

This is a 2 hour group session delivered by the Academy Library in conjunction with the Medical Statistics Department. It provides an overview of critical appraisal techniques. Some pre-session reading of a journal article is required. This will be critically appraised in a group discussion in the second half of the session.

You will learn how to:

• identify different study designs used in research
• locate various critical appraisal checklist tools
• critically appraise a clinical trial and a systematic review
• interpret statistics commonly found in research articles such as P values, meta analysis, odds ratios, confidence intervals, forest plots diagrams


How to Access E-resources

Looks at how to make the most of all of the electronic resources that are available to you.

You will learn how to:

• search for and access e-journals
• search for and access e-books
• access the Royal Marsden online


Google and Beyond

An introduction into searching Google and other websites.

You will learn how to:

• identify reliable websites
• perform more successful web searches
• use Google advanced tools
• set up Google alerts
• use Google Scholar


How to Use Social Media

You will learn how to:

• use Twitter, Blogger, Facebook, Wordpress and Linkedin for personal and professional use



Other training and e-Learning

UHSM Learning and Development
Click here to visit the Learning and Development webpage.

UHSM LEAD courses
Click here from within the Trust for further information.

UHSM Learning Hub
Click on the image below to log on to the UHSM learning hub from within or from outside the Trust to access a range of e-learning modules.


UHSM Organisational Development - Knowledge Bank
Click here from within the Trust for further information.

UHSM Organisational Development - Leadership and Management Development Courses and Workshops
Click here from within the Trust for further information.

UHSM IT Training
Click here from within the Trust for further information.

Certificate in Professional Studies: Burn Care A specialist course run by UHSM and CMUH designed by and developed for all members of the Multi-professional Team. It's overarching aims being to assist in the development of advanced knowledge and skills in the area of burn care.Click here to visit the website

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH)
HEE e-LfH's programmes cover subjects from audiology to anaesthesia, dentistry to dermatology, electronic fetal monitoring to end of life care, primary care to prescribing, safeguarding children to statutory and mandatory training. All content is nationally quality-assured and available 24/7. The online training sessions enhance traditional learning, support existing teaching methods and provide a valuable reference point.
To access e-LfH, click here. An OpenAthens login is required.

NICE Online learning resources
NICE has developed a range of online learning resources in collaboration with partners and has identified a range of additional tools to support implementation of NICE guidance. The tools are free to use but for some modules you may require your email address and a password to register. Click here for access

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