Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum CFPC FAQ

With online education, you can complete courses without attending the university. Our online courses include web-based learning. All courses have an official start and completion date. The instructor facilitates weekly learning objectives and course work, and all assignments are submitted online. Once you register for our online courses you have access to the Orientation to Online Learning course, a self-paced orientation to help you to familiarize yourself with Moodle, our online learning platform. Please see the Online Learning section of our website for more information.

The course is five weeks long. Students typically spend 4-6 hours per week studying for this course.

Our instructors come from a variety of backgrounds. They are chosen based on recommendations from our stakeholders and their experience working in fall prevention.  All have completed the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum Facilitators Workshop.

In order to access your online course, you will need to have a computer with:

  • a reliable Internet Connection
  • one of the following  supported operating systems
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows 7 or higher
    • Apple OS X 10.5 or higher
  • one of the following supported browsers (latest version)
    • Internet Explorer
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Safari
    • Google Chrome

One week before your course starts, you will receive an email with login information and details about ordering the textbook online. The text required is Fall Prevention Programming, (2nd edition), by Dr. Vicky Scott. The textbook is available from the print-on-demand service

Evaluation for the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum online course is through completion of a pre-test and post-test and the submission of a completed Program Implementation Worksheet.  These pieces of assessment are not graded, rather marked as complete or incomplete.  All three pieces must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion.

You can view and change your contact information (telephone number, mailing address, email address) in the online student registration system. You can view and print off your unofficial transcripts there.

The Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum online course an optional elective as part of the Geriatric Certificate Program (GCP) offered through McMaster University. Click here for more information.

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