We are pleased to announce the first offering of the revised 2017 version of the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum. This new course and accompanying textbook reflect extensive revisions from current evidence on fall risk assessment and prevention, as well as fresh approaches to successful and sustainable interventions based on proven strategies from the field of implementation science.
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 Fall 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 6 hours per week through instructor facilitated learning modules. To learn more please visit Continuing Studies @UVic.
Upcoming E-learning Sessions:
Required textbook: Fall Prevention Programming (2nd edition) by Vicky Scott, RN, PhD.
This book is published by Lulu Publishing and retails for $49.99 USD (+shipping and taxes, if applicable).
To receive further information on how you can receive special discount rates and savings, please visit lulu.com.
COST of each E-Learning Session(s) = $230 plus $11.50 GST ($275 plus $13.75 GST for international)
NEW Geriatric Certificate Program, McMaster University
The CFPC e-learning module offered through the University of Victoria is an elective course 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.
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 participant
In 2009, the Canadian Fall 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 (CFPEC).