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This course has been designed to provide learners with essential knowledge and skills to excel in the Canadian healthcare industry as a newcomer. Whether a nurse, physician, pharmacist, or any other healthcare professional, this program will help you navigate the Canadian healthcare system, understand healthcare regulations, and deliver high-quality care to patients. 
Upon successful completion of this training program, you will be better equipped to embark on a successful healthcare career in Canada, providing high-quality care to patients while adhering to Canadian healthcare standards and regulations. Welcome to your journey towards becoming a respected healthcare professional in Canada!

 

Fee per Participant: $1,200.00 +HST
Certification Awarded: Skills Development for ITHP Certification

Skills development for
Internationally trained Healthcare Professionals

OUR MISSION

THE INSTRUCTOR'S BIO

As an RCIC (Registered Canadian immigration consultant) and a global learning design and Delivery Specialist, my career focuses on creating and delivering culturally enriched knowledge and skill development programs and curriculum that will become accessible on a global scale. I specialize in tailoring educational experiences to diverse cultural contexts, providing consultations to ensure effective learning outcomes. My role involves designing, implementing, and facilitating learning initiatives that empower individuals and organizations to thrive in a globalized world. I leverage my expertise in cross-cultural understanding to foster personal and professional growth, fostering a global community of learners.

Module 1

  • Module 1 provides a foundational understanding of the Canadian healthcare system, its policies, the role of healthcare professionals, EHR systems, patient-centered care, documentation standards, interdisciplinary teams, and conflict
    resolution in the healthcare context. The module begins with an overview of the
    Canadian healthcare system, examining its structure and fundamental principles. It then delves into the healthcare policies and legislation that shape the system, emphasizing the legal and regulatory framework.

     

    The module also explores the crucial role of healthcare professionals in Canada,
    highlighting their responsibilities, scope of practice, and the qualifications required. A significant focus is placed on the implementation and use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems, emphasizing the importance of digitized patient information and data management in modern healthcare.

     

    Furthermore, the principles of patient-centered care are discussed in detail,
    emphasizing the importance of patient needs, preferences, and engagement in
    healthcare decision-making. The module also covers medical charting and
    documentation standards, providing insights into the proper recording and maintenance of patient information. Understanding the dynamics of interdisciplinary healthcare teams in Canada is a vital aspect of the module, emphasizing collaboration and communication among various healthcare professionals. The module concludes by addressing the challenges of resolving conflicts within healthcare teams, offering strategies for effective conflict resolution in a healthcare setting.

  • Topics covered:
    ● Overview of the Canadian healthcare system
    ● Canadian Healthcare Policies and Legislation
    ● Role of healthcare professionals in Canada
    ● Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems
    ● Principles of patient-centered care
    ● Medical charting and documentation standards
    ● Interdisciplinary healthcare teams in Canada
    ● Resolving conflicts within the healthcare teams


    Learning Outcomes:
    1.1. Describe the structure and organization of the Canadian healthcare system.
    1.2. Explain the key policies and legislations governing healthcare in Canada.
    1.3. Understand the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals within the Canadian healthcare system.
    1.4. Utilize Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems effectively for patient care and documentation.
    1.5. Implement principles of patient-centered care, fostering better patient-provider relationships.
    1.6. Demonstrate proficiency in medical charting and adhere to documentation standards

  • Learning Outcome 1.1 - Describe the structure and organization of the Canadian healthcare system:
    Activity 1: Research Paper - Ask learners to write a research paper that provides an in-depth overview of the Canadian healthcare system's structure and organization, including its key components, provincial variations, and historical context.

     

    Learning Outcome 1.2 - Explain the key policies and legislations governing healthcare in Canada:

    Activity 2: Legislation Analysis - Task learners with selecting and analyzing a specific healthcare policy or legislation in Canada. They should create a presentation or report discussing its impact on healthcare delivery.

     

    Learning Outcome 1.3 - Understand the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals within the Canadian healthcare system:
    Activity 3: Role Play - Organize a role-playing exercise where learners take on the roles of different healthcare professionals (e.g., nurse, doctor, pharmacist) and simulate a healthcare team meeting, discussing their respective roles and responsibilities.

     

    Learning Outcome 1.4 - Utilize Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems effectively for patient care and documentation:
    Activity 4: EHR Simulation - Provide learners with access to a simulated EHR system. Ask them to create patient profiles, input data, and generate sample medical records to familiarize themselves with EHR functionalities.

     

    Learning Outcome 1.5 - Implement principles of patient-centered care, fostering better patient-provider relationships:
    Activity 5: Case Study - Present a patient case study and have learners develop a patient-centered care plan. They should identify strategies to address patient needs, preferences, and concerns.

     

    Learning Outcome 1.6 - Demonstrate proficiency in medical charting and adhere to documentation standards:
    Activity 6: Charting Exercises - Provide learners with sample medical cases and ask them to practice medical charting. Encourage them to follow documentation standards and receive feedback on their charting accuracy and completeness.

Introduction to the Canadian Healthcare System

  • Module 2 of the Healthcare Regulations and Licensing course is a comprehensive exploration of the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare in Canada, tailored specifically for newcomers to the Canadian healthcare system. This five-hour asynchronous training offers a holistic view of the regulatory landscape, ethical considerations, and licensing requirements essential for healthcare professionals in Canada.

     

    The module begins by introducing newcomers to the legal and ethical framework that underpins healthcare practice in Canada, providing a foundational understanding of the principles governing the healthcare system. It then delves into the various Canadian healthcare licensing and regulatory bodies, clarifying their roles and responsibilities. Participants gain insight into the organizations that oversee and maintain professional standards in the healthcare field.

     

    One of the core components of the module is an in-depth examination of the registration and licensing requirements for healthcare professionals. Newcomers are guided through the processes, educational qualifications, examinations, and documentation necessary to obtain licenses to practice in Canada. This information is crucial for those seeking to establish themselves within the Canadian healthcare system. Furthermore, the module covers medical ethics and codes of conduct in Canada, emphasizing the importance of ethical decision-making and compassionate care.

     

    Participants explore ethical dilemmas commonly encountered in healthcare practice, helping them develop the ethical decision-making skills required to navigate complex situations. The module also underscores the significance of maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with Canadian laws and regulations.

     

    Module 2 equips newcomers with the essential knowledge and guidance needed to embrace the Canadian healthcare system with confidence and integrity. It ensures that they are well-prepared to provide ethical and high-quality healthcare services while complying with the rigorous legal and ethical standards of the Canadian healthcare landscape.

  • Topics covered:
    ● Legal and ethical aspects of healthcare in Canada for Newcomers
    ● Canadian healthcare licensing and regulatory bodies
    ● Registration and licensing requirements for healthcare professionals
    ● Medical ethics and codes of conduct in Canada
    ● Ethical dilemmas in healthcare practice
    ● Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy


    Learning Outcomes:
    2.1 Comprehend the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare practice in the Canadian Context, with a focus on newcomers unique challenges.
    2.2 Familiarize oneself with Canadian healthcare licensing and regulatory bodies, understanding their roles and functions.

    2.3 Navigate the registration and licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, ensuring compliance with Canadian regulations.
    2.4 Apply medical ethics and codes of conduct specific to Canada in healthcare decision-making.
    2.5Address ethical dilemmas that may arise in Canadian healthcare practice, making informed and ethical choices.
    2.6 Safeguard patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with Canadian legal standards.

  • Learning Outcome 2.1 - Comprehend the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare practice in the Canadian context, with a focus on newcomers unique challenges:
    Activity 1: Legal and Ethical Scenario Analysis - Provide learners with real-world scenarios that newcomers may encounter in the Canadian healthcare system. Ask them to analyze these scenarios, identifying legal and ethical considerations and proposing
    appropriate responses.

     

    Learning Outcome 2.2 - Familiarize oneself with Canadian healthcare licensing and regulatory bodies, understanding their roles and functions:
    Activity 2: Regulatory Body Research - Assign learners to research and create an informative presentation on a specific Canadian healthcare regulatory body. They should explain its role, responsibilities, and significance in the healthcare system.

     

    Learning Outcome 2.3 - Navigate the registration and licensing requirements for healthcare professionals, ensuring compliance with Canadian regulations:
    Activity 3: Licensing Checklist - Provide learners with a checklist of licensing requirements for a specific healthcare profession in Canada. They should complete the checklist, outlining the steps they need to take to obtain the necessary license.

     

    Learning Outcome 2.4 - Apply medical ethics and codes of conduct specific to Canada in healthcare decision-making:
    Activity 4: Ethics Case Analysis - Present learners with a healthcare ethics case study from a Canadian context. Ask them to evaluate the case, identify ethical issues, and propose a course of action in alignment with Canadian medical ethics and codes of conduct.

     

    Learning Outcome 2.5 - Address ethical dilemmas that may arise in Canadian healthcare practice, making informed and ethical choices:
    Activity 5: Ethical Dilemma Discussion - Encourage learners to engage in a discussion forum where they share and discuss ethical dilemmas they've encountered or anticipate encountering in their healthcare practice. They should provide potential solutions while considering Canadian ethical standards.

     

    Learning Outcome 2.6 - Safeguard patient confidentiality and privacy in accordance with Canadian legal standards:
    Activity 6: Privacy Compliance Review - Have learners review a sample patient case with sensitive information. They should demonstrate how they would handle and protect the patient's confidentiality and privacy, ensuring compliance with Canadian legal standards.

Healthcare Regulations and Licensing

Module 2

Module 3

Cultural Integration and Community Engagement

  • Module 3 of this course is a vital component, spanning five hours of asynchronous training, aimed at healthcare professionals looking to integrate effectively into the diverse Canadian healthcare landscape and engage meaningfully with the local community. This module addresses several key topics.

     

    First, it acknowledges the immense cultural diversity present in Canada, highlighting the significance of cultural competence in healthcare practice. Healthcare professionals are educated on the importance of understanding and respecting the cultural backgrounds
    of their patients.

     

    The module places a strong emphasis on effective communication, both with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds and with their families. It recognizes that clear, culturally sensitive communication is fundamental to building trust and ensuring quality
    care delivery.

     

    Addressing cultural biases and stereotypes is another critical aspect. By fostering awareness and providing strategies to overcome prejudices, the module promotes unbiased, equitable care, essential for providing quality healthcare. Additionally, the module offers insight into the resources and support available to newcomers, equipping healthcare professionals to guide their patients toward community assistance. It also focuses on building relationships within the local healthcare community, emphasizing the importance of collaboration and networking.

     

    Finally, the module introduces healthcare professionals to public health initiatives and preventive healthcare in Canada, underlining the role of healthcare providers in promoting community health and well-being. Module 3 equips healthcare professionals with the necessary tools to navigate the complex cultural and community dynamics within Canadian healthcare. It emphasizes cultural competence, effective communication, community engagement, and the promotion of public health initiatives, ultimately enhancing the quality of care provided
    and fostering professional growth and community integration.

  • Topics covered:
    ● Cultural diversity in Canada
    ● Cultural competence in healthcare
    ● Effective communication with patients from diverse background
    ● Effective communication with patient families
    ● Addressing cultural biases and stereotypes
    ● Community resources and support for newcomers
    ● Engaging with the local healthcare community
    ● Building a professional network
    ● Public Health Initiatives and Preventive Healthcare in Canada

     

    Learning Outcomes:
    3.1 Recognize and respect the cultural diversity present in Canada and its implications for healthcare delivery.
    3.2 Develop cultural competence in healthcare, including effective communication with patients from diverse backgrounds.
    3.3 Apply cultural sensitivity to interactions with both patients and their families.
    3.4Identify and address cultural biases and stereotypes that may impact patient care.
    3.5 Utilize community resources and support systems available to newcomers for a smoother transition and integration into Canadian society.
    3.6 Engage actively with the local healthcare community, fostering positive relationships with colleagues and organizations.
    3.7 Build a professional network to enhance career opportunities and promote professional growth.
    3.8 Understand the importance of public health initiatives and preventive healthcare strategies in the Canadian context.

  • Learning Outcome 3.1 - Recognize and respect the cultural diversity present in Canada and its implications for healthcare delivery:
    Activity 1: Cultural Diversity Exploration - Assign learners to research and create a presentation highlighting the cultural diversity in a specific region or province of Canada. They should discuss how this diversity impacts healthcare delivery in that area.

     

    Learning Outcome 3.2 - Develop cultural competence in healthcare, including effective communication with patients from diverse backgrounds:
    Activity 2: Cultural Competence Self-Assessment - Encourage learners to complete a self-assessment questionnaire on cultural competence. Based on their results, they should develop a personal improvement plan for enhancing their cultural competence.

     

    Learning Outcome 3.3 - Apply cultural sensitivity to interactions with both patients and
    their families:
    Activity 3: Cultural Sensitivity Reflection Journal - Have learners maintain a reflection journal where they document instances where they applied cultural sensitivity in their interactions with patients and their families. They can reflect on what worked well and what could be improved.

     

    Learning Outcome 3.4 - Identify and address cultural biases and stereotypes that may impact patient care:
    Activity 4: Stereotype Analysis - Assign learners to research and identify common stereotypes associated with specific cultural groups. They should then propose strategies to address and mitigate these biases in healthcare practice.

     

    Learning Outcome 3.5 - Utilize community resources and support systems available to newcomers for a smoother transition and integration into Canadian society:
    Activity 5: Community Resource Guide - Task learners with creating a resource guide for newcomers to Canada. They should compile information on local support services, cultural organizations, and community resources that can aid in newcomers integration.


    Learning Outcome 3.6 - Engage actively with the local healthcare community, fostering positive relationships with colleagues and organizations:
    Activity 6: Healthcare Networking Event - Encourage learners to attend a local healthcare networking event or join an online healthcare community. They should reflect on their experiences, the connections they made, and the potential benefits of networking.

     

    Learning Outcome 3.7 - Build a professional network to enhance career opportunities and promote professional growth:
    Activity 7: Professional Networking Plan - Ask learners to create a networking plan that outlines their goals, strategies, and steps to expand their professional network within the healthcare community. They can track their progress over time.