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Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

Aug
25
Tue
Finding the Evidence: Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) @ Virtual
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation and live search demonstrations.

This session covers the following:

  • Overview of Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
  • Planning a database search strategy
  • Searching using keywords and thesaurus terms
  • Combining search terms
  • Applying limits to a search
  • Accessing subscription eJournals
  • Saving searches/creating email alerts

 

Sep
3
Thu
Appraising Research Papers for Beginners – Quantitative @ Virtual
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This course is for Trust staff only. Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality.

Run as two separate training sessions (either quantitative or qualitative), the appraising research papers for beginners sessions will equip learners with the basic theory and knowledge of how to appraise quantitative (randomised controlled trial) or qualitative research papers using a mixture of presentations and practical group work.

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied.  No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.

The session covers the following:

  • Overview of the critical appraisal process
  • Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
  • Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
  • Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers
Sep
9
Wed
Appraising Research for beginners( Qualitative) @ Virtual
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Due to social distancing all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams. The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A
copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied. No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.
The session covers the following:
 Overview of the critical appraisal process
 Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
 Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
 Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers.

Sep
16
Wed
Finding the Evidence: Introduction to Searching Healthcare Databases (HDAS) @ Virtual
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

This session will equip learners with the skills to formulate an effective database search strategy and to search for evidence using the NHS healthcare databases (HDAS).  The training is delivered using a mixture of facilitator presentation and live search demonstrations.

This session covers the following:

  • Overview of Healthcare Databases Advanced Search (HDAS)
  • Planning a database search strategy
  • Combining search terms
  • Searching using thesaurus terms
  • Applying limits to a search
  • Accessing subscription eJournals
  • Saving searches/creating email alerts

 

Sep
18
Fri
Appraising Research Papers for Beginners – Quantitative @ Virtual
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

This course is for Trust staff only. Due to social distancing, all training is now delivered online using Zoom/MS Teams.The library also offers a number of virtual one-to-one or small group training sessions. To book your place on a course contact the Library.

Not all published research is reliable! If you want to be confident reading and utilising published research you need to understand its content and be able to objectively assess its quality.

Run as two separate training sessions (either quantitative or qualitative), the appraising research papers for beginners sessions will equip learners with the basic theory and knowledge of how to appraise quantitative (randomised controlled trial) or qualitative research papers using a mixture of presentations and practical group work.

Learners are required to read a prescribed research paper in advance of attending the session. A copy of the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist will be supplied.  No prior knowledge of critical appraisal or statistical concepts is required.

The session covers the following:

  • Overview of the critical appraisal process
  • Key features of qualitative/quantitative research
  • Interpreting statistics (for quantitative research)
  • Using the CASP checklists to appraise research papers
Library News

Library Discovery Tool

Check out our guide for a brief overview, how to access and use the Discovery tool. Trouble accessing or have questions?  Please contact us

BMJ Best Practice, clinical decision support tool is now available. Access it on the Trust intranet without password, access remotely with NHS OpenAthens, download the app to access on mobile devices anywhere. See the  user guide for details.

Access to DynaMed is available via Cerner EPR. Contact us for more details.

Latest Staff Publications lists:

COVID- 19 Staff Publications

WMUH

CWMH (can download only on the Trust computers)

Institutional Repository of Staff Publications

Latest Health Management Bulletin

BBC News – Health

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