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Health Sciences Information Services in Academic Environments

Suggested Program of Study

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) has developed a program of study for students who are interested in "Health Sciences Information Services in Academic Environments." The coursework covers principles associated with health sciences librarianship, health information resources, and health informatics, as well as theory-into-practice approaches to providing critical health-related information services in academic health sciences libraries. In addition, the curriculum covers current trends in using information technology to support health-related education and research. This program of study covers all the SLIS program core competencies with a special focus on Provision of Information Services, Research, and Technology.

In addition to the successful completion of the 36-credit program of study, students will provide evidence that they have met the SLIS program core competencies by submitting a satisfactory portfolio that serves as the capstone experience for the MLIS degree.

Course

Title

Prerequisites

Credits

701*

Introduction to Library and Information Studies

(Required in the first semester of enrollment)

None

3

703

Introduction to Information Sources and Services

None

3

705*

Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science

9 hours

3

706*

Introduction to Information Technologies

None

3

707*

Information Organization and Retrieval

701

3

747

Science and Technology Information Services

747 – 703 & 707

3

740

Online Information Services

707

3

743

Health Information Retrieval in Electronic Environments

None

3

749

Health Sciences Information Resources

None

3

758

Consumer Health Resources and Information Services

None

3

775

Practicum in Organizing and Managing Web Resources

None

3

794

Internship

701, 705, 707 & permission

3

* MLIS course requirements: SLIS 701, 705, 707 and 706 or Technology Competency Exam