31 January 2013

Support for teaching event

Support for teaching at the Royal Free Hospital and UCL Medical School: A showcase of services, resources and technologies to support teaching

Tuesday 5 February 2013 from 12.00

Royal Free Medical Library

Drop in to the library from midday to find out more about support available to anyone involved in teaching medical students, in the academic or clinical setting.


12.15 Moodle and the library: Find out about library support available via Moodle, and how the library can support teaching staff in their use of Moodle.

12.30 Reading lists and digital readings: Learn about the library’s reading list service and how we can digitise material to include in reading lists.

12.50 Library spaces and teaching: A showcase of spaces and equipment at the Royal Free Library and how these can be utilised by teaching staff to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

13.00 – 14.00 Tours of the library’s teaching spaces and facilities.

13.00 Showcase of face to face library skills training: Find out about the information skills training and support the library can provide to students and how we can tailor it to your individual course or students’ needs.

13.15 Medical students and mobile learning: Demonstration highlighting resources that medical students are utilising on their mobile devices. From reference tools to studying on the go, this presentation gives an insight into the capabilities of the mobile device from the point of view of the medical student. We will also explore how mobile devices may be used in teaching sessions. This presentation includes hands-on demonstrations of various apps on tablets.

14.00 - 16.00 Integrating e-Learning: A session run jointly with Clive Young, UCL E-Learning Environments (ELE), and Rosalind Duhs, UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT). We will begin with an overview of how you can support and enhance your students’ learning by using UCL e-learning services including Moodle. The session will be flexible with plenty of time for Q&A, so participants can discuss how to develop ideas and explore some of the applications hands-on. Examples from real courses will be provided and you’ll have a chance to write, answer and critique an MCQ and try out personal response systems (clickers).

16.00 – 18.30 UCLMS Seminar: "I'm Only a Student" - Medical Students' Ethical Dilemmas (booking required).

For more information contact the Information Skills Training Team, Royal Free Hospital Medical Library, info.skills@ucl.ac.uk, 020 7794 0500 ext. 38238.

11 January 2013

UpToDate now available remotely to Royal Free staff

The Library and Medical Director are delighted to announce that the popular clinical decision support resource UpToDate is now available to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust staff.

UpToDate comprises over 9,500 topic reviews within 20 specialties. Reviews are written by physicians and updated continuously to provide practical recommendations in order to ensure that the right decisions are taken at the point of care.

Accessing UpToDate

UpToDate is available from any Royal Free NHS networked PC without the need for a login – please use this link: freenet/goto_UpToDate.asp.

For off-site access, please log in to your Athens account, click on Local Resources and you will see a link to UpToDate.

Haven’t got an NHS Athens account?

If you haven’t got an NHS Athens account you can self-register from any NHS networked PC. Alternatively, please email the library or pop into the library and we will set up an NHS Athens account for you. Please also contact us if you experience problems logging into your Athens account or have forgotten your login details.