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Skills Online Winter 2017

You May Have Already Completed a Skills Online Learning Path!!
 
Learning paths address discipline-specific competencies and can help you focus your professional development. If you have taken any Skills Online courses, likely you have completed a learning path (or are very close to it!).  Log in to www.skillsonline.ca today and click on "My Learning Path” to sign up for a path and check your progress.  
 
For more information, or to register for the 2017 winter term, visit: www.skillsonline.ca 
 
Registration closes on January 8, 2017. The term start date is January 23, 2017 for all facilitated courses.  Self-directed courses are available at any time during the year.
 
Skills Online is part of the Skills Enhancement for Public Health program at the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Open Access, Accredited Radon Course from McMaster‏

McMaster University, together with Health Canada, the Ontario College of Family Physicians and the Clean Air Partnership, have designed a free, accredited program, Radon: Is it in your patients’ home?, in order to provide you and your colleagues with reliable, evidence-based information.
  • It’s easy to access and free
  • It only takes one hour to complete – which you can do in one sitting, or multiple sessions
  • The course is accredited for Continuing Medical Education credit by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (1 Mainpro-M1 credit) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1.0 hours).

Diabetes Educator Graduate Certificate Program

Michner Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences
Offers a 7 month program developed and facilitated by experienced Diabetes Educators. To find about more about program and registration dates please see
 

Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis

The Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis is a fully online, certificate program in Population Health Data Analysis (PHDA) offered through a partnership between Population Data BC and the UVic Division of Continuing Studies and Department of Geography https://www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/.

PHDA program and respective courses are designed to serve the needs of health professionals, analysts, policy makers and researchers who are seeking education and professional development in advanced population health analysis. Individuals can enroll in the full certificate program or take up to two courses for professional development.

One of the courses that may be of particular interest to those in the nursing profession is our Population Health and GIS course - This health geomatics course includes a balance of theory and practical work.


If you have any related questions about courses or the full program, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Continuing Studies at: maxiner@uvic.ca

Professional Development For Population and Public Health Professionals

Have you been looking for online Professional Development opportunities? Apply now for the Professional Specialization Certificate in Population Health Data Analysis or take up to two stand-alone courses for professional development.

These fully online, non-credit courses—offered in partnership with the University of Victoria, Division of Continuing Studies and the Department of Geography—will give you the skills and knowledge you need to get ahead in your career.
Courses include:

For more information—including program and course re-requisites, course descriptions, possible funding sources and professional development credit visit our program website at: www.popdata.bc.ca/etu/PHDA

For further details on registration and to apply contact:
Maxine Reitsma, Program Coordinator, UVic Continuing Studies 
Phone: 250-721-8481 | phda@uvic.ca

CAITE Webinars

As Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information, CATIE delivers free webinars on a range of topics of interest to public health practitioners across the country. Browse our upcoming webinars below and register on the CATIE website.

​NCCHPP Webinar - ''Introduction to Public Health Ethics''

Olivier Bellefleur and Michael Keeling from the NCCHPP presented a webinar entitled ''Introduction to Public Health Ethics'' on December 16, 2014. This interactive presentation visited some of the vast field of ethics by examining how certain theories, approaches, principles and frameworks in public health ethics can have diverse implications.

Click here to read more.

Public Health Agency of Canada CDIC Webinar Series

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) offers webinar presentations on emerging public health issues free of charge. Click here to view the upcoming calendar of webinar presentations. Enjoy!

IPAC Canada Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices E-Learning Program

The IPAC Canada Infection Prevention & Control Routine Practices E-Learning curriculum is designed to assist healthcare facilities train "Front Line” workers in standardized routine practices for the prevention and control of Infection. Click here for more details.
 
Live broadcasts take place on TUESDAYS, from 11:30am-12:30pm EST (Toronto Time).


The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] Training Program

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness [SAMI] training program is pleased to bring you the following free webinars. Please join us!

Online Course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease

The Simon Fraser University's Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology are running an exciting online course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease that is targeted to health professionals who may encounter patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). 

The registration is open to health care professionals from varying fields (nurses, dietitians, exercise professionals, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, etc.) who wish to better their understanding of managing patients within and outside of their discipline.

The course has been designed by health-care professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program in Vancouver and will provide participants a broad base knowledge of CVD to help in their day-to-day patient management. Core concepts that will be emphasized in the course include disease pathology, diagnosis, patient risk assessment, behavioural change, lifestyle modification and management.

For more information or for registration please click here.
 

Health Promotion Monthly Seminar Series

The Health Promotion Seminar Series is a collaborative effort between the de Souza Institute and the Community Health Nurses Initiatives Group (CHNIG). The seminars offer an opportunity for professional development to nurses working in all domains of practice; community or acute care. Topics are focused on current issues, and provide a means for knowledge transfer, discussion, and resources to apply to practice.

The monthly seminars are free of charge and open to all nurses. They are typically held on the third Thursday of the month from 12-1pm EST. Past presentations were very successful and covered the topics of Smoking Cessation, the Aging at Home Strategy, Chronic Disease Prevention, Cultural Safety, Primary Health Care, Political Action, Youth Engagement and the Social Determinants of Health. All presentations are archived at http://www.chnig.org/! /Resources/78/76.

See CHNIG website for upcoming webinars - http://www.chnig.org/Health Promotion Seminars/109/0

De Souza Institute Continuing Education Courses

De Souza Institute, an oncology continuing education centre, has recently announced that its courses are now available to all nurses across Canada. Courses are designed for any nurse that cares for cancer or palliative care patients, in any setting. Primarily online, course include: Advance Care Planning, Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Psychosocial Care, Sexual Health and Cancer, Managing Grief and Loss, Patient Teaching and Education, Introduction to Hospice Palliative Care and more.

To register for a course with de Souza Institute, visit www.desouzainstitute.com
 

Online Course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease

The Simon Fraser University's Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology are running an exciting online course on Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease that is targeted to health professionals who may encounter patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD).

The registration is open to health care professionals from varying fields (nurses, dietitians, exercise professionals, social workers, psychologists, pharmacists, etc.) who wish to better their understanding of managing patients within and outside of their discipline.

The course has been designed by health-care professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital’s Healthy Heart Program in Vancouver and will provide participants a broad base knowledge of CVD to help in their day-to-day patient management. Core concepts that will be emphasized in the course include disease pathology, diagnosis, patient risk assessment, behavioural change, lifestyle modification and management.

For more information or for registration please click here.
 

Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care Program

de Souza Institute is very pleased to partner with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Windsor to offer the Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care Program.

New for 2014: We have revised the admission criteria to open this program to health care professionals with a completed health-care related undergraduate honour degree and a minimum of two years' experience in a health-related field. We welcome applications from health care professionals, including nurses, physicians, physician's assistants, physiotherapists, dentists, social workers, psychologists, etc.

This program is designed to help health care professionals meet the challenges associated with working with oncology and palliative care patients. The online delivery allows this program to be accessible to students across Canada and potentially worldwide. An additional simulation component will take place on-site at the Faculty of Nursing’s state-of-the-art, newly expanded facilities in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

We are currently recruiting students for Fall 2014 – part-time or full-time. We encourage you to review the program details and application information by clicking here.

Application deadline for the Fall intake is February 15 or until seats are filled.

CHNET-Works!

CHNET-Works! is a networking venue dedicated to linking researchers, decision-makers and practitioners in population health and stakeholder sectors from across Canada and hosted by the Population Health Improvement Research Network at the University of Ottawa. Partnership involves provincial, territorial and national organizations with a focus in two streams: continuing education and mobilizing the network to action. Click here to read more information about CHNET-Works! and access the blog, newsletter and Fireside CHATS.

 

Interested in building your knowledge and skills in program evaluation? Check out the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's online module!

This online module has been developed to support practitioners, managers and researchers in the evaluation of health and health research initiatives (including knowledge translation). A key aim of this module is to develop capacity to conduct evaluation to support evidence-informed action.

The module has five sections:
  • Section 1: Evaluation: A Brief Overview
  • Section 2: Getting Started (preliminary work)
  • Section 3: Designing an Evaluation (developing an evaluation plan)
  • Section 4: Special Issues in Evaluation (ethical, conceptual and logistical issues)
  • Section 5: Resources (glossary, checklist and evaluation templates)
 
A number of resources are available in this online module, including:
  • Evaluation Checklist: questions to consider when developing and assessing an evaluation plan
  • Evaluation Planning Matrix (Appendix A)
  • Sample Evaluation Planning Matrix (Appendix B): a completed matrix for reference
For more info, check out: Evaluation module: CIHR resource
 

CNA Webinar Series: Progress in Practice

This exciting series has been created with our associate and affiliate members and emerging groups — and it’s free!
CNA webinars are also available in French. Register today!
 

Mental Health Webinar Series

The Social Aetiology of Mental Illness training program presents several upcoming webinars.

Quantitative Research Designs 101: Addressing Practice-Based Issues in Public Health

As public health professionals, you face many different kinds of practice-based questions about how best to promote health, prevent illness, or treat health problems in your communities. You need the best information to help you decide what to do. Knowing about research designs can help you search for the right type of evidence to answer a question from your own practice, and to assess the quality of the research evidence you find.

Who is this module for?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 is a free, interactive and self-paced module designed for public health practitioners, program managers/directors and staff responsible for the planning and delivery of public health programs and services.
What will you learn?

Quantitative Research Designs 101 walks you through the quantitative research designs commonly used to address practice-based questions, and discusses the strengths and limitations of each design.

  • Learn how to distinguish between effectiveness (e.g., does a treatment or prevention intervention work?) and causation (e.g., what is the relationship between a risk factor and a health outcome?) questions
  • Learn the most common research designs to answer practice-based questions
  • Learn which study designs are most appropriate for your question

Get the knowledge you need to answer your practice-based questions.

Find this resource on our website: http://www.nccmt.ca/modules/index-eng.html
 

Developing Leadership Skills for a Community of Practice


 Module 1:  Introduction to Modules and Key Concepts        
 Download:  Module 1 PDF  Module 1 Introduction Powerpoint   Module 1 Audio   
 Module 2:  Forming a CoP        
 Download:  Module 2 Resources PDF  Module 2 Slides Powerpoint  Module 2 Audio  
 Module 3:  Learning to Work Together  
   
 Download:  Module 3 Document PDF  Module 3 Resources PDF  Module 3 Powerpoint  Module 3 Audio 
 Module 4:  Developing a Shared Body of Knowledge        
 Download:  Module 4 PDF   Module 4 Powerpoint  Module 4 Audio  
 Module 5:  Towards Sustainability        
 Download:  Module 5 PDF  Module 5 Powerpoint  Module 5 Audio  

Obtaining CNA Certification

For further information see certification

Skills Enhancement For Public Health (Skills Online)

CHNC has an established partnership with the Skills Online Program. This is a national program which reaches community health professionals across Canada and provides state-of-the-art educational tools. The mission of the program is "To provide public health professionals with epidemiological and related skills to conduct evidence-based decision-making and planning at the local level." A variety of activities are offered through the program. CHNC and its members have benefited in numerous ways from this partnership, including early opportunities to access the program, reviewing the modules and providing expert feedback, and becoming program facilitators.

What is Skills Online?

  • Internet-based continuing education program
  • A series of modules offered in both English and French
  • Target audience: Public health professionals
  • Increase knowledge, skills and abilities to support public health core competencies
  • Lead by Public Health Agency of Canada

Modules currently available:
Self-Directed Modules:
  • Introduction to online learning
  • Facilitator training
Facilitated Modules:
  • Basic Epidemiological Concepts
  • Measurement of Health Status
  • Descriptive Epidemiologic Methods
  • Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases
  • Outbreak investigation and management
  • Introduction to Public Health Surveillance
  • Applied Epidemiology: Injuries

For further information click here (external link)
 

Core Competencies for Public Health

Core competencies are a set of essential skills and abilities necessary for the broad practice of public health:

  • Basic building blocks to develop the public health workforce
  • Transcend discipline specific boundaries of individual disciplines
  • Independent of program/topic
  • Potential to further depth and role of public health

The Canadian Public Health Core Competencies are grouped under 7 domains:
 
  1. Core public health sciences
  2. Assessment and analysis
  3. Policy development and program planning
  4. Partnership, collaboration and advocacy
  5. Communication
  6. Socio-cultural
  7. Leadership
More detailed explanations, e-learning modules, and an interactive section to help integrate core competencies in their practice available at http://www.corecompetencies.ca.