Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum©
HPCF215 2016S D01
An E-Learning Course for Health and Helping Professionals
Those working with older adults in long-term care, acute care, 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 falls prevention program. Facilitated instruction leads you through a process to develop strategies and interventions; to apply current programs; and to understand the reliability and validity of existing resources and tools for screening and assessing fall risk.
Upon course completion participants should be able to: define the scope and nature of the problem of falls; provide falls risk identification and assessment; provide a selection of prevention interventions reflecting evidence-based strategies; understand social and policy context; provide application of a program planning model; and evaluate the effectiveness of a falls prevention program. A project will be created throughout the course as you work through modules specific to a population of most interest (i.e., well community, frail community, acute care and long-term care).
You will have access to the Orientation to Online Learning course. This self-paced orientation will help prepare you for the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum online course. The resources and activities in the orientation will help you learn to navigate the online learning platform, access University resources and become confident learning online.
Required Textbook: Fall Prevention Programming by Dr. Vicky Scott- available through Lulu Marketing at www.lulu.com Cost of textbook is $45.00 plus applicable taxes. Using Mobile Devices for Your Courses: If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. Your mobile devices can be used to access some of your online course tools; however, to fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS. Please see the “Computer Requirements” page on the Distance Education Services website for complete support details. *Approximately two weeks before this course begins you will be emailed detailed instructions on how to begin this course and your log in information.* Refund Policy: Refunds are subject to administration fee of $75 up until the start of the course. No refund will be issued after the start of this course.