LIS 598 Consumer Health Information
Audience: This workshop will be of interest to Health Information Professionals
Dates Offered: April 17, 18, 19 (13 hours);
Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-12noon
Instructor: Dr. Tami Oliphant, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies
Course Goal: This course investigates the growing need for individuals, families, and communities to access, make sense of, and use health information as greater responsibility for health care decision-making is placed on the public. The course will examine concepts of health; user information needs, seeking, and use; professional consumer health literature; current trends and issues; and information services and resources for diverse health care needs.
Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize and understand human health as a resource for everyday living and the complex health contexts underlying health information needs, seeking, and use;
- Identify the challenges of providing relevant consumer health information to users of all ages, from different backgrounds, and in various settings;
- Understand the broader context of consumer health information provision including health literacy, ethics, barriers to information, and health disparities;
- Identify and evaluate types of resources (both online and offline) that people use when they access, seek, and use health information;
- Develop an understanding and overview of consumer health information and sources and current trends in consumer health, particularly as they pertain to information providers.