Available courses

Illustration of the Brain and it's partsThis open course provides an overview of the Physiology & Functionality of the Brain and the effects of the 7 A's ( Anosognosia, Amnesia, Aphasia, Agnosia, Apraxia, Altered Perception and Apathy) and the associated brain part affected as two distinct modules.

Each module provides an interactive flash-based module which provides details on the specific part of the brain and it's function, the impact of dysfunction in the brain part and care strategies to use when caring for the person with the associated cognitive dysfunction.

REQUIREMENTS: You will need to have the Adobe Flashplayer installed on your computer, permission to run the flash player (which may have to be sest by your system administrator) and your browser should be set to accept pop-up windows.

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Research shows that Advance Care Planning (ACP) improves quality of life and quality end of life care. Advance Care Planning involves a process of reflection and communication where a person reflects and shares with others what is important to their quality of life.  It provides an opportunity for individuals to start conversations with their families, a Substitute Decision Maker and possibly the health care team about their personal beliefs and values; also to consider options about their care if they were to become mentally incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care. 

This course is designed for the public audience with a view to providing information and supporting conversations within and among family members about advance care planning and clarifying how it is shaped by Ontario legislation.

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Abuse of the older adult can come in various forms. It is a serious and growing issue across Canada and the globe. Understanding the causes and the solutions to abuse in the older adult can benefit the well-being of caregivers, older adults, and anyone involved.

At the end of this overview you will be able to:
  • Describe the different types of abuse
  • Identify the importance of your role as a health care professional
  • Recognize the signs of abuse of the older adult
  • Review the legislation against abuse
  • Consider the impact of managing abuse of the older adult

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This overview is intended to provide health care professionals with a better understanding of what the two most common types of arthritis are in Canada; why early treatment is so important; the prevalence and economic burden of disease, recommendations for prevention and management.