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:
- Oct 19, 2018 – Nov. 23, 2018 with Instructor Phil Groff, PhD.
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