Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum

cfpcThe Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum (CFPC) basic and facilitator courses are available as a five-week e-learning basic course online. The course was revised in 2017.

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. If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care, or in the community, this updated 5-week e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

Through online, instructor-facilitated learning modules you will:

  • Study 4 to 6 hours per week, including engaging in peer discussion forums
  • Learn how to design, implement and evaluate a falls prevention program

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 policy and context of falls
  • Provide application of a program planning model
  • 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.

The next CFPC workshops will be held from September 22 to October 27, 2017, and October 20 to November 27, 2017 through the University of Victoria.

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If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care or in the community, this updated five-week, self-directed, e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

For more information call 250-721-8558 or visit: www.canadianfallprevention.ca.