DR. S.V. SINGH, OMBUDSPERSON - E-mail ID: ombudsperson@santosh.ac.in

The Diploma in Medical Librarianship program provides specialized training in efficiently managing medical information. Students learn to organize and access medical literature, utilize digital databases, and support healthcare professionals' information needs. The curriculum covers medical terminology, cataloguing, and ethical information use. Graduates are prepared for roles as medical librarians, facilitating access to accurate medical knowledge and supporting evidence-based practices in healthcare.


Course Objectives

  • To give training to the students in the basic principles of Library and Information Science including fundamental laws, library organization, management, library and Information services and library automation.
  • To train persons in the day-today routine work involved in the running of small medical libraries
  • To train semi-professional staff of the medical libraries in the respective routine work of a modern medical library

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Diploma in Medical Librarianship typically include:

·   They should have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology

·   Course duration is 1 years.

·    Scoring 45% mark is mandatory in the qualifying exam

Course Outline

Syllabus – Theory

Unit - I: Information Sources And Services

Unit - Ii: Information Processing-I: Classification Theory

Unit – Iii: Information Processing-Ii Cataloguing & Indexing Theory

Unit – Iv: Information Technology And Library Management

Unit - V: E-Resources Platforms Medical Librarianship

Syllabus – Practical

Information Processing – Classification (Practice) - Cataloguing (Practice).


Career Prospectives

Graduates with a Diploma in Medical Librarianship have various career opportunities in healthcare and research settings where medical information management is crucial. Potential roles include:

Medical Librarian:   Manage medical libraries, curating and organizing medical literature, and providing information support to healthcare professionals and researchers.

Health Sciences Librarian:   Work in academic institutions, medical schools, or research Centers, supporting students, faculty, and researchers in accessing relevant medical information.

Hospital Librarian:   Facilitate access to medical knowledge for healthcare staff, patients, and their families, aiding in evidence-based decision-making.

Medical Information Specialist:  Assist healthcare professionals and researchers in finding relevant medical literature and resources.

Healthcare Educator:  Train healthcare professionals in information literacy, helping them navigate medical databases and resources effectively.

Content Manager:  Manage digital content platforms, ensuring that medical information is accessible and relevant to target audiences.

Research Assistant:   Support research projects by providing access to relevant medical literature and aiding in data collection.

Pharmaceutical Industry Specialist:   Provide information support in pharmaceutical companies, assisting in drug research and development.

Information Literacy Instructor:   Teach information literacy skills in schools, colleges, and libraries.