Courses

Two female student walking on campus. The CN tower can seen in the background.We are pleased to offer many in-class and online course offerings. Please select a course below for further information.

Diabetes Educator Certificate Program

Introduction to Clinical Research to Support  Evidence-Based Practice in Manual Therapy Fall 2017

Introduction to Clinical Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care Practice Fall 2017

Electrophysical Agents for Physical Therapists: An Evidence Informed Clinical Review and Update

Oxygen Titration and Administration for Physical Therapists and Regulated Health Professionals

Privilege 101: Power, Privilege and Oppression in the Context of Health Equity

What people are saying about our courses

Our courses are being taken by a wide range of health care practitioners, including physical therapists, registered nurses, pharmacists, occupational therapists, and more. Find out what they think of our offerings!

“Throughout these modules and discussions I was introduced to strategies to facilitate and enhance the learning experience for individuals diagnosed with diabetes along with developing new knowledge that enabled me to integrate theory into my clinical practice. What I will take away from this course is the need to be critically aware of the impact diabetes has on the client along with their surrounding environment and to follow their lead in order to encourage empowerment for them to take responsibility in their self-management. As healthcare professionals we have time constraints for adequate client engagements therefore in order to promote client-centred care we must strive for an interdisciplinary approach. We have varying expertise that can enhance the learning experience along with sharing the responsibilities to address the complex needs for individuals with diabetes.” (Jason Lau, RN, Diabetes Educator Certificate Program, Winter 2017)

“Initially when I registered for this course I thought it would be more of a “refresher”.  With over 28 years of experience as a Registered Nurse I assumed this would be a cake walk.  I thought it would be a review of what I was taught many years before.  I assumed it would be an “easy” course.  I was wrong.  That’s probably the first thing I learned. In a nutshell I’ve learned that education is the key.  For me, that means participating in continuing education so that my knowledge reflects current standards and practices.  For my patients it means understanding their disease, being involved and active participants in managing their diabetes, which will all in turn lead to improved health benefits.” (Brenda Armitage, RN, Diabetes Educator Certificate Program, Winter 2017)

“Reflecting on my learning experience in the past 6 modules, I must say the contents were very informative and clearly explained.  Being taught how to assess a client’s health literacy is definitely something I will implement in future practice…. The past few months have been a great experience, gaining extensive knowledge from the contents provided as well as from the discussion board. Both faculty and learners have shared some valuable information and experience. As a healthcare professional, being well equipped with this knowledge, it gives me the confidence to provide excellent patient care and services while making a substantial contribution towards the healthcare community. I will proudly implement all that I’ve learned from this course.” (Abdul Khan, Medical Laboratory Technician, Diabetes Educator Certificate Program, Winter 2017)

“There was so much in this workshop to absorb. The enormity of the issues. The courage of my fellow attendees to speak truthfully and openly about their experiences with power, privilege, oppression, and allyship, exposing their vulnerabilities to a room full of strangers. The skill and capacity required by Dr. Nixon to cultivate the kind of space where that kind of courage was possible. Even now, a week later, I’m kind of incredulous (and incredibly grateful) that I got to be a part of it.” (Tracy Blake, Privilege 101, Spring 2017)

“The Privilege 101 Workshop has taught me to be more mindful of the research questions I pose and choose to investigate. More specifically, to move beyond the study of marginalized or high risk groups in isolation; to be more cognizant of the upstream or systemic factors which may play a contributing role; and to recognize my own place on the privileged vs. oppressed side of the coin. Thank you, Stephanie Nixon, for raising my awareness of these important issues. I will be sharing this new knowledge with my health research partners and paying it forward.” (Mana Rezai, Privilege 101, Spring 2017)

“The weekly webinars were helpful to bring out discussion and to ensure what you were getting from the course was on track. Spreading the content out over 6 weeks helped to solidify the info and allowed me to implement it into my practice immediately! If I had questions as I was doing so, the instructor was there! I found this was excellent for knowledge translation into practice. Better than being overloaded during a weekend course and then going home and trying to figure out where to start with all the new info!” (Anonymous feedback, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Spring 2017)

“I think the online format is great for this type of course – it allowed us lots of time to synthesize the information and practice on ourselves and our patients during the course!” (Anonymous feedback, Functional Electrical Stimulation, Spring 2017)

“I enjoyed that is was broken down into lectures, case studies and then interaction on the blackboard, I found it suited my style of learning very well! It was great that it was online so that I could do it on the days that worked best for my schedule, without having to commit a weekend to a course that I may need to travel to another city just to complete!” (Anonymous feedback, Oxygen Administration and Titration, Fall 2016)