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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FAST EVIDENCE begins with a half‐day, interactive course that teaches physicians how to conduct effective internet searches in order to find credible and evidence‐based medical information from a variety of databases and other credible online sources. Designed for a small group of up to 12 learners, the course is facilitated by two CPSBC Librarians who provide learners with hands‐on learning support in a computer lab setting. To support ongoing learning and application, this program also involves post-program activities, including reflection and coaching sessions following the live workshop. 

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

Course Milestones


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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