For older adults, the risk of falling and sustaining an injury is influenced by a broad set of health determinants including physical, behavioural, environmental, social and economic factors. These wide-ranging contributors to falls can only be ameliorated by the coordinated and sustained approach of a multisectoral team of health professionals and community leaders who are well informed in evidence-based practices for prevention.
The Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) provides those working with older adults the knowledge and skills needed to apply a public health approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program tailored to their work or community setting.
The CFPC E-Learning course will help participants acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Participants will be guided through instructor-facilitated learning modules and online discussion forums. The course is run over 5 weeks and you will study online 4 to 8 hours per week through instructor facilitated learning moduals.
The CFPC E-Learning is offered in English through the University of Victoria and in French through Campus Saint Jean, University of Alberta.
Upcoming E-learning Sessions:
- University of Victoria (English):
- UPCOMING SESSION : SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 – NOVEMBER 4, 2016
COST of each E-Learning Session(s) = $210 plus $10.50 GST
To register or add your name to the wait list please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone +1 (250) 472-4747
***Required textbook: Fall Prevention Programming by Vicky Scott, PhD, RN can be purchased for $46.46 through LuLu
NEW Geriatric Certificate Program, McMaster University
The CFPC e-learning module offered through the University of Victoria is now considered a course elective as a part of the Geriatric Certificate Program offered by McMaster University. The Geriatric Certificate Program is a curriculum taught by experts that is open to all disciplines. Participants enroll and take courses (ex. Montessori Methods for Dementia Care, Geriatric Assessment Training, etc.) leading to a geriatric certificate that is endorsed by the Division of Geriatric Medicine, McMaster University.
Announcing CFPC E-Learning OnRequest!
If your organization works with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care or in the community, this self-directed course of between 10-15 hours, offered over 5 weeks, will help you and your team acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. The course can be customized to provide the best fit for your organization’s specific role, and scheduled to best suit your group of participants.
For more information check out Continuing Studies, University of Victoria: www.continuingstudies.uvic.ca/health/courses/professionals or call 250-472-4179
In 2009, the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) E-Learning was recognized for Best Custom Content by the Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards. This award was presented to the CFPC E-Learning development company TM NewMedia and the Canadian Fall Prevention Education Collaborative.