May 27, 2022

New Online Course Now Available From the National Library of Medicine (NLM): “Finding and Using Health Statistics”

From NLM:

The National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of NLM is pleased to announce the newly revised tutorial, Finding and Using Health Statistics.

Designed to introduce librarians and students to the basic terminology and principles of health statistics, the course also provides a useful outline of the various U.S. sources for important statistical data. 

The course is eligible for 3 CE hours from the Medical Library Association. A certificate is also available upon completion of the course.

More About the Course From the NLM Tech Bulletin:

The new, interactive course is divided into four sections:

  • About Health Statistics
  • Common Terms
  • Health Data Sources
  • Finding Health Statistics

Each section contains a quiz to help you determine your understanding of the course.

The section on Finding Health Statistics provides an overview of the key organizations important in any research that requires statistical information. A detailed glossary is also included in the course.

Direct to Online Class/Tutorial: Finding and Using Health Statistics
Free to access. 

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