Support Patient Care – Using Online Resources to Your Advantage

Target Audience:

Physicians with access to library services through the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC.

Course Format: Computer, hands-on workshop. Up to 15 physicians.

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This half-day, interactive workshop will teach physicians to conduct effective internet searches to find credible and evidence-based medical information. Practice online literature searching using various resources (e.g., Ovid MEDLINE, BMJ Best Practice, apps, e-books and clinical practice guidelines). Locate the full text of online articles. Know how to find authoritative patient information using MedlinePlus and other high quality websites.

Prerequisite: General familiarity with a computer (i.e. use of a mouse and limited typing) is required.

This workshop also provides:

  • Classroom support to maximize learning and minimize frustration
  • Time for practice and Q & A


Great little course. | There’s so much to learn! | This is a very helpful workshop. | The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, accessible, available, friendly and helpful. Very supportive in the learning process. | Excellent! Best workshop I have been to all year.

Key Speakers

Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
Niki Baumann, MLIS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
Robert Melrose, MLS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
Paula Osachoff, MLIS, Librarian, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Skills Gained

  1. Conduct efficient and refined literature searches
  2. Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature (e.g. MEDLINE, point of care tools, ebooks, and multimedia)
  3. Obtain the full-text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery
  4. Find authoritative patient and drug information


 Full Price, after the respective deadline: $340.00 (add $10 fax/phone/mail registration)

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, specialists and all other healthcare providers

Date: Mar 5, 2019
Broadcast from UBC CPD
Online from Vancouver  British Columbia


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