Courses

Advanced Investing for Financial Wellness

The course takes a deeper dive into the historical behaviour of markets to draw important lessons and provide a larger perspective.

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Allergies: Undesirable Activities of the Immune System

The prevalence of allergic diseases is rising globally in recent years.

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An Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that identifies and modifies problematic thought patterns, emotions and behaviours.

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

This four-hour course includes the recognition of, and initial intervention or treatment given by pre-hospital or in-facility responders to, a patient suffering from cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest.

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Biology of Aging: A Focus on Cellular Senescence

Recent research advances have led to the development of interventions designed to slow the aging process and to promote healthier aging by specifically targeting senescence.

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Brain-Based Changes in Aging

This course will highlight the effects of aging on our brain and our behaviours. It will also address how recent advances in neuroimaging techniques can be applied to the study of normal brain changes in aging as well as changes experienced with dementia.

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Building Harmony: An Approach to Conflict Management in Healthcare Settings

A course designed for health professionals to promote communication and empathy in teamwork to support and enhance quality assurance and patient safety processes.

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Building Resiliency for Families of Trauma Exposed Workers

This is a professional development course designed for family members and trauma exposed workers of all kinds including but not limited to: Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search and Rescue, 911 dispatchers, emergency management volunteers, and front line workers in shelters and clinics.

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Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

Those working with older adults in long-term, acute and home care will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a fall prevention program.

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Cannabinoids in Chronic Pain

This interactive course is designed to facilitate a discussion about medical cannabis, including: history, cannabinoid types, administration methods, dosing, contraindications, adverse effects and potential drug interactions.

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Compassion for Self and Others

Whether you are new to mindfulness or an experienced meditator, this course will help you understand why intentional practices will create a ripple of well-being around you.

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Controlled Terminology Standards

Examines the adoption and management of controlled terminologies in health care organizations. Terminology adoption covers the planning, design, implementation, use, support and evaluation of terminologies in health IT applications.

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Crisis Communications

This course equips learners with the tools of crisis communication to ensure business continuity in the event of an emergency.

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Current Concepts in Dentistry Day 1

Restorative Update: Materials and Clinical Techniques. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2024. Presented by Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD.

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Current Concepts in Dentistry Day 2

Examining the Advancements in Contemporary Implant Dentistry. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2024. Presented by Sonia Leziy, DDS, Dipl Perio, FCDS(BC), FRCD(C).

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Current Concepts in Dentistry Day 3

Current Trends in Endodontics. Monday, Nov. 11, 2024. Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Coil, DMD, MSD, PhD, FRCD(C), FADI, FACD.

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Current Concepts in Dentistry Day 4

Clinical Assessment of Oral Lesions. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2024. Presented by Charles Shuler, BSc, DMD, PhD.

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease - Current Research and Early Detection Methods

During this course you will find out what researchers currently know about the disease as well as new methods for early detection.

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Emergency Management for Business Continuity

Don't let your organization get left in the dark when the unexpected happens. Preparing your organization to continue operating during and after an emergency demands planning in multiple areas, including information technology security, crisis communications, and operational resilience.

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Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

This course provides an introduction to understanding the determinants and distribution of disease and accidents in human populations that may be attributed to the environment and the workplace.

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Environmental Health Economics

In this course, we examine the role of regional, national and international economics as well as business financial constraints and imperatives on health and safety in the workplace. Issues considered include:

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Epidemiological Statistics

This is a basic course in epidemiology, which also covers a variety of analytic topics not commonly addressed in elementary statistics courses.

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From Brain Fog to Dementia - How Disease and Aging Can Affect Your Synapses

In this interactive session we will go in-depth into the biology of nerve cell connections (synapses ) and the impacts of aging and disease on these key communication structures.

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Personalized Medicine: Epigenetics

Genetic scientists continue to acquire a clearer picture of how DNA impacts our health and well-being. In two sessions, Dr. Gair will simplify and explore the cost, benefit and risk of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, highlight current Canadian legislation regarding DNA data.

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Equity-Informed Palliative Care: Research and Strategies

This is a professional development course for health and helping professionals and volunteers engaged with structurally vulnerable populations.

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the science that addresses workers' performance and well-being in relation to their work, workplace, tools, equipment and environment.

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Field Project in Health Informatics

The student is required to carry out an independent field project within a field of specialization under the supervision of a faculty member.

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Final Project

The final project is the last course taken in the certificate program. The project requires the student to focus on a specific problem and establish a structured solution within an existing organization.

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Forgiveness: Escaping Your Own Alcatraz

This course is will broaden the way you think about forgiveness by providing a brief introduction to interpersonal forgiveness and what it involves.

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Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Skills

Through the application of experiential, mindfulness-based, body-centered Hakomi skills, participants will learn to interrupt and better understand the multiplicity of experiences involved in our reactions.

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Hazardous Waste Management

This course introduces you to hazardous waste management, including the technical aspects and methods of qualification; specific generator, transporter and contractor responsibilities; treatment and disposal processes; hazardous waste minimization strategies.

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Health Information Exchange Standards

Explores the use of controlled terminologies for health information exchange (HIE) in health care organizations. Covers the planning, development, implementation, use, maintenance and evaluation of HIE standards, resources and tools.

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Health Information Standards

The study of health information standards deployed and used in Canada and elsewhere.

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Health Protection Technology

Minimizing risks to ensure a safe working environment may require the use of engineering controls such as safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

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Health Services Program Monitoring and Evaluation

This course provides hands-on, project-based instruction on the concepts, processes and tools for monitoring and evaluating health services and programs.

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Healthy Aging and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Inflammation is now recognized as a common contributor to a range of chronic health problems, including some that we associate with aging. Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, colitis, asthma and many other conditions have been linked to inflammation.

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Healthy Boundaries: Thriving Rather Than Surviving

When you understand how to create boundaries, and why they are so important, you can experience a healthier relationship with yourself and others

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High-Risk Foot, Level I

Wounds and diseases of the foot and lower limb are on the increase, and complications lead to immobility, pain, and in severe cases, amputations. Much of this burden is preventable with care from skilled health professionals.

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High-Risk Foot, Level II

This workshop extends your knowledge and skills in assessing and managing more complex conditions of the high-risk foot.

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How to Build a Resilient Relationship

This course will provide an overview of research-based strategies to support healthy relationship functioning.

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Human Health Risk Assessment

This conceptual course provides an understanding of the concepts, principles and methods of analyzing the risk of disease or accidents that may be attributed to the environment and the workplace.

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Investing for Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is about more than just finances. Guided by an experienced Chartered Financial Analyst, you will explore values and goals related to security and freedom, psychological pitfalls and opportunities, investing for health care and social responsibility, and the value of diversification.

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IT Security for Business Continuity

Get the information technology security fundamentals you need to prepare for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency.

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Living Consciously Expanded

Eastern philosophy teaches us that when we pay attention to what is happening in the present moment, we develop an ability to make more conscious and healthy choices in our lives.

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Longitudinal Analysis and Multi-level Modelling of Population Health Data

This course is designed to serve the needs of researchers who will analyze and model longitudinal data in population health research.

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Managing Mental Health in the Community

A diverse range of mental health challenges may present while working with clients in the community.

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Mindfully Responding to Stress

For so many people, especially those in the health care and service industries, we are trained and encouraged to attune to others feelings and needs, in order to be able to provide the highest quality of service possible. While these are desirable qualities, they often come at the expense of focusing on our own experience.

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More Than Money: Making the Most of Retirement

Are you ready to retire? Have you prepared for the shift in focus from work to leisure? Do you know what it takes to achieve a healthy and sustainable retirement?

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Mindfulness Meditation and Epigenetics - What’s the Connection and Latest Research?

Meditation is said to be beneficial for many reasons, but how can it have these beneficial effects?

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Nature-Based Mindfulness

Learn the benefits of nature-based mindfulness, including tools and practices applicable in everyday life.

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Nutrition During the Stages of Menopause

In this session, we will break down the current scientific evidence regarding the different stages of menopause and metabolism.

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Occupational and Environmental Health Law

This course examines existing and proposed federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations that pertain to workplace health and the environment.

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Occupational Health Hazards

This course provides an overview of occupational health hazards with particular emphasis on the effects of exposure to hazardous chemical and biological agents, medical surveillance programs and early preventive measures.

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Operational Resilience

This course equips learners to help strengthen their organization's operational resilience to continue to operate in the event of a disruption and deliver their prioritized products and services.

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Pain Management

In this course, we will explore the complexity of pain and gain insights that could lead to easing our suffering when we have a pain experience.

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Palliative Care Pharmacy

Developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, this online program enables pharmacists to acquire the specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients, family, health and community care nurses and general practitioners.

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Personality Disorders: Support through Knowledge

This is a professional development course designed for health professionals, including, but not limited to, front line workers in shelters and clinics, social workers, counsellors, outreach and support workers, first responders, nurses and health care aides.

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Personalized Nutrition and Metabolism: Harnessing it for Cancer Prevention

How can we harness metabolism to fight cancer? This course will discuss the history of cancer, new insights into cancer growth, and ways to use nutrition and diet to reinvigorate the cancer fighting properties of the immune system.

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Plant-Based Nutrition

In this session, we will review the current scientific literature regarding the health impacts of eating plant-based diets.

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Polypharmacy: Is It Simply Too Many Drugs?

Polypharmacy that results in inappropriate therapy is related to age, comorbidity, disability and number of medications. Polypharmacy increases the likelihood of residential care placement, impaired mobility, morbidity, hospitalization and death.

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Population Health and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Throughout the course, students will gain hands-on experience working with a wide range of spatial data and analysis methods using QGIS.

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Probiotics

Claims that live bacterial cultures, known as probiotics, are beneficial to human health date back over 100 years. This course will critically examine these health claims and discuss how recent research would lead to the development of more effective probiotics.

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Probiotics: Potential Benefits in Health and Disease

Learn the latest in recent basic science and clinical studies related to the use of probiotics.

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Resiliency and Flourishing

This course offers insights and practical skills to help you flourish in challenging times by cultivating everyday mindfulness, navigating emotions and managing negative cognitive filters.

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Risk Management: Perception and Communication

This practical course prepares occupational health and safety professionals for the implementation and management of risk assessments.

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Safety Program Management

This course is designed to give you an overall understanding of the fundamental parts of an effective health and safety program from start to finish.

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Social Anxiety

This course is intended to remove some of the aloneness that many individuals experience when struggling with social anxiety.

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Spatial Epidemiology and Outbreak Detection

This course provides an introduction to methods in spatial epidemiology and outbreak detection. The focus is on application rather than theory: this is not a course in spatial statistics.

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Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL)

This short, practical fall-prevention course is designed for home health care aides who provide day-to-day in-home care for frail older adults or persons with disabilities.

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Taking Risks and Embracing Change

Participants will learn how it is possible to respond to change we initiate – or respond to change that happens that we have little or no control over.

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The Basics of Common Mental Health Challenges in Youth

Join Dr. Jennie Preuss for an exploration of common mental health challenges for youth. We will cover the pros and cons of a diagnosis, and the when and why pharmacological versus non-pharmacological interventions for ADHD, anxiety and depression.

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The Human Immune System

With novel experimental systems and advanced technologies, scientists have now uncovered the first clues to how immunity develops, opening the way to exciting future discoveries.

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The Importance of Gut Bacteria on Mucosal Immunity

An update on recent research on dysfunctions in gut immunity that contribute to inflammatory gut diseases will be presented.

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The Neuroscience of Optimal Mental Health

Insights from neuroscience research provide us with a basis for understanding what a healthy brain is and the factors that affect it.

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The Power of Self-Compassion

Have you ever marvelled at how some people manage to bounce right back from challenges in their lives, keep an optimistic attitude, motivate themselves to achieve lofty goals, and stay healthy and happy?  Chances are, there's a secret ingredient in their lives: self-compassion. In this course, participants will be guided through how to begin or enhance a mindful self-compassion practice.

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The Science Behind Diet & Metabolic Disorders

Evidence-based nutritional approaches that effectively delay or potentially reverse metabolic disturbances will be reviewed.

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Understanding and Coping with Persistent and Chronic Pain

This course is for those who experience chronic or persistent pain, as well as their friends, family and caregivers.

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Understanding the Risks of COVID on the Brain

Regardless of getting infected, it is safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has left no one unscathed. Will there be long-term effects?

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Wound Care for Clients Experiencing Inequities

Please see the Wound Care for Clients Experiencing Inequities program page for more information about this program.

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Wound Management for Health Professionals Level I

This comprehensive online course—newly revised in 2020​—provides health professionals with the essential tools to confidently practice evidence-based wound management within an interprofessional team.

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Wound Management for Health Professionals Level II

This comprehensive online course centers on the development of clinical skills and knowledge needed for advanced-practice wound care.

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Working with Administrative Data

This course examines the basics of what administrative data are: where they come from how they can be used for research what the data produced for research projects look like the skills needed to work with them basic statistical analysis

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Gender and Sexuality

As part of our new offering on Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector, we will be offering a course on Gender and Sexuality, where , learners are introduced to gender-based and LGBTQIA2S+ issues related to homelessness. Leaners are also introduced to best practices for supporting individuals experiencing gender-based violence and individuals engaged in sex work.

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Decolonization and Cultural Safety

The Decolonization and Cultural Safety course is part of the Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector program.

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Homelessness and Housing First Principles

As part of our new offering on Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector, we will be offering a course on the different types of homelessness and housing first principles. Learners are also introduced to person-centered and trauma-informed support techniques using a decolonized and anti-stigma approach.

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Mental Health and Substance Use

In this interactive, hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to discuss topics related to working in the homelessness serving sector.

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Person-centred Procedures

As part of our new offering on Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector, we will be offering a course on Person-centred Procedures, where learners are introduced to best practices for record-keeping, resolving conflict, crisis management and critical incident debriefing.

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Supporting Others, Caring for Self

As part of the Fundamentals for the Homelessness Serving Sector, we will soon be offering a course on Supporting Others, Caring for Self.

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