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

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

Trust Library Services - Wythenshawe Hospital. Forthcoming Training

Course Title  Date  Time  Location 
Writing For Publication          29th November 2018       10:00 - 11:00      Seminar Room 6
Critical Appraisal          TBC       TBC      TBC
Literature Searching Skills          Contact the library to book a one-to-one session     
Academic Writing          Contact the library to book a one-to-one session     

If you would like to book onto one of the above sessions, please call 291 5780 or email

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

Trust Library Services (Wythenshawe) 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

Critical Appraisal

This two 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

This one hour session 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

Writing for Publication

This 30 minutes session provides an introduction to getting published.

You will learn about:

• the publication process
• finding the right place to publish
• writing in a formal style

Academic Writing

This one hour session provides an introduction to writing at an academic level.

You will learn how to:

• identify different essay types
• understand essay questions
• write in a formal style

Other training and e-Learning

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

Certificate in Professional Studies: Burn Care A specialist course run by MFT 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.

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