Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship
The post-master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship provides the knowledge and skills to be competent in practicing evidence-based librarianship in the health profession. The curriculum consists of the fundamental knowledge of library science and focuses on resources and services in health science librarianship, with a capstone practicum in a health science library or information center. The Post-Master's Certificate program is available entirely online.
The Post-Master's Certificate is for those interested in becoming:
- a health science librarian
- a manager in a health science or nursing facility
- an evidence-based practicing professional in a health science or nursing facility
- a faculty member in health science librarianship
Total hours: 21 for those without the M.L.S. degree; 12 for those holding the M.L.S.
Applicants for the post-master's certificate program must meet one of the following two conditions:
- Possession of a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in a discipline in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Library Science; OR
- Admission to a graduate degree program in the TWU College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, or School of Library and Information Studies.
For students with a master’s degree, a Post-master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship is awarded when the student completes all course requirements for the certificate program. For students pursuing a master’s degree concurrently, the certificate is awarded after the student completes all requirements for the graduate degree.
The curriculum for the certificate program consists of three required library science courses, three required courses in health science librarianship, and one required practicum as the capstone course.
Post-Master's Certificate in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship Program of Study (21 semester credit hours)
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|Required Library Science Courses (for those without the M.L.S. degree)|
|LS 5083||Foundations of Library and Information Studies||3|
|LS 5053||Information Retrieval||3|
|LS 5043||Information and Communication Technology||3|
|Required Health Informatics Courses|
|LS 5363||Health Sciences Information Services Management||3|
|LS 5473||Health Reference Services and Resources||3|
|LS 5483||Consumer Health Information Resources||3|
|LS 5843||Practicum (Evidence-Based Practice in a health science library)||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||21|