Training courses proposal

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Usually the courses are demanded by institutions that are part of the VHL Network, for example, Ministry of Health, Public Universities, etc.


To train professional/students for the access and use of the technical and scientific information in Health Sciences, exploring the resources of information available on Virtual Health Library (VHL).


  • Basic notions on methodology of the search in health, structuring of the question of research, principal types of study
  • Search resources available in the VHL and sources of health information, databases MEDLINE, LILACS and others
  • Access to the full text of the document: SciELO library (electronic scientific magazines); Portals of Scientific Jorurnals; Agreements and others


We recommend that the training activities are programmed in 2 modules.

Module I: Theoretic course (without limit of participants)

Interactive class with demonstration on-line of the resources of information on the VHL, with examples of search in the different sources of information, indicated by the participants.

Módule II: Practical course

The participant does practical exercises and navigates in the site of the VHL.


Module I Room equipped with computer connected to the Internet, projector of multimedia, microphone if necessary.

Module II Computers connected to the Internet or Wifi (1 computer for every 2 or 3 participants).


On behalf of the proposing institution

  • Infrastructure of the room for the course
  • Daily expenditures for the instructor (hotel, food, transportation)

On behalf of BIREME

  • Dissemination material: paste and brochures of the services
  • Didactic material: PPT, exercises, evaluation
  • Indication of the professional– instructor of the course