The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health offer a unique line of courses developed specifically to support continuing professional development. These GOLD (Gerontological Online Learning & Development) courses are tailored for the requirements of three audiences: Health Care Professionals, Personal Support Workers & Individuals & Caregivers.

These courses offer four lessons which  cover the following main themes:

  • Lesson 1:  Introduction to the condition or topic
  • Lesson 2:  Recognition of risk factors that contribute to the development of the condition or issue
  • Lesson 3:  How to observe and report the issue of risk and prevention
  • Lesson 4:  Management and multi-factorial interventions to improve outcomes and enhance the health care experience of the older adult in your care.

There are two streams of courses: our Overviews which are more of a quick reference and provide concise narrated lesson modules that run about 6 - 8 minutes each.

The other stream, our 2017 GOLD Courses for our two main audiences are more in-depth explorations of the topics.  These lesson modules are not narrated but do provide quick knowledge checks and run about 20 minutes each.

As you progress through these courses, always consider the specifics of your agency policies and processes within the context of your daily workplace experience and how the knowledge you acquire can enhance not only the care experience of your clients, but of their families and their other caregivers.

PLEASE NOTE: These courses are open to the public with no registration required.  However, if you wish to access a Course Completion Certificate for a course, you must be enrolled as a student.  To do so please contact

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