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
Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."
- Apply professional ethics and competencies in acquiring, organizing, delivering, and preserving information and knowledge.
- Demonstrate evidence-based practice in professional decision-making.
- Deliver community-embedded services to promote equity and justice, and meet the needs of diverse constituencies.
- Apply technologies to meet information needs in a variety of contexts.
- Disseminate professional knowledge through venues such as teaching, research, publication, and service activities.
- Plan for and engage in continuous, career-long professional development.
All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.
This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
21 semester credit hours (SCH) for those without the M.L.S. degree; 12 SCH for those holding the M.L.S.
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.
|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||Patient and Consumer Health Information||3|
|LS 5843||Practicum (Evidence-Based Practice in a health science library)||3|