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Searching and Summarizing the Literature

This course, which is part of the Evidence-Based Public Health series, will explain systematic reviews of scientific literature and introduce you to important resources for finding practice-relevant studies.

Quick Facts

Topics: Program Planning & Evaluation

Format: Online course

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Description

The scientific literature on effective interventions is a key tool for evidence-based public health. This 1-hour module will explain systematic reviews of scientific literature and introduce you to important resources for finding practice-relevant studies.

This is module 5 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but you may also take it together with the other modules in this series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process used in systematic reviews and identify key sources
  • Become familiar with resources that assist in searching and summarizing the scientific literature

Intended Audience

State, local, and tribal public health professionals and students

Access Training

This course is available through our learning management system, PH LearnLink.

Quick Facts

Topics: Program Planning & Evaluation

Format: Online course

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

NWCPHP courses are accessed through PH LearnLink. See help.

Instructor

Anjali Deshpande PhD, MPH, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Duration

This course will take one hour to complete.

Format

This course consists of instructional videos, a quiz, activities, and a guide for discussion and additional learning.

Accessibility

This training is being delivered in a 508-compliant interface. During development of this training, we attempted to make the content accessible to individuals using screen readers. If you encounter trouble accessing the instructional materials by screen reader, or need any other accommodations in order to access the instructional materials, please contact , and we will do our best to make sure the content is accessible to you.

Acknowledgments

This training is brought to you by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and the Prevention and Research Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The content of this training was adapted from an in-person training course and based on the work by Ross C. Brownson, PhD.

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