The Library and Knowledge Service provides a range of teaching sessions that will help you:
Find authoritative healthcare research effectively and efficiently to support patient care, service improvement, research and professional development.
- Critically read research papers in order to evaluate and understand the evidence
- Improve your study and presentation skills
- Discover and evaluate online information sources with ease
We offer sessions at each of the LKS sites: Royal Sussex County
Hospital, Brighton, Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath and Mill
View Hospital, Hove.
One-to-one or group teaching
We deliver most of our teaching sessions in groups or as one-to-one sessions in our dedicated teaching rooms at each of our sites. If you are unable to come to the LKS we can also provide one-to-one support for individuals or groups beyond our sites. For individuals, we will come to you in the workplace if you work within walking distance of one of the libraries. For group training we can provide teaching sessions in the workplace
for organisations further afield in the Brighton and Hove and Mid-Sussex area.
If you need support but are not able to visit one of the libraries in person for teaching, ask about our online teaching support delivered via WebEx. We can arrange online support in advance or we can provide it on an ad hoc basis. You will need access to the internet and at the same time to a telephone to participate in online teaching. For more information about online support contact Sarah Butler, Library & Information Skills Trainer, on 01273 523316 or email@example.com
Sessions tailored to your profession
We can tailor our sessions to suit the needs of particular professional groups, for example managers, nurses, doctors, health professionals or administrative staff. Contact us for details.
Click on a link below to find the course that will help you:
Improving clinical care
CPD and coursework
Health promotion/Public health
How to read quantitative research
How to read qualitative research
Introductory medical statistics for critical appraisal
Evidence-based Practice workshop (one day)
Preparing for journal club
Using referencing software
The scheduled sessions listed above provide tailored combinations of the following topics (see the individual session descriptions for more detail of the content included):
- Introduction to library services (library induction)
- Searching journal databases (literature searching)
- Using clinical evidence tools (UpToDate, Best Practice, Cochrane)
- Using the library catalogue
- Finding fulltext journals online
- Using internet search engines (Google) effectively
- Using EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero
- Basic computer skills
For individualised help on any of the topics listed above, arrange a one-to-one session with Sarah Butler, Library & Information Skills Trainer, on 01273 523316 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: RSCH = Royal Sussex County Hospital. PRH = Princess Royal Hospital.
Application of the knowledge and skills acquired on our courses help staff to meet the following KSF dimensions: : HWB1 (levels 1,2,3), HWB4 (levels 2,3,4), HWB5 (levels 2,3,4), HWB7 (levels 2,3,4), HWB8 (level 4), IK2 (levels 2,3,4), IK3 (levels 1,3,4), G2 (levels 1,3,4), Core 1, Core 4 (levels 2,3). Interactive Whiteboard Workshop only: Core 1, G1 (level 2).