Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

2 days
5 weeks

Participants will acquire evidence-based approaches to assessing risk, implementing best practices, program planning, and evaluation of programs for older adults at risk for falls and related injuries in a variety of health settings. A project will be created throughout the course as participants work through modules specific to a population of their interest (e.g. well community, frail community, acute care, and long term care). eLearning Version: Offered through the University of Victoria Continuing Studies Department through a facilitated online format that includes Question and Answer period opportunities with the instructor, and forum discussions with co-participants. For those unfamiliar with online education, free optional pre-course training is available. Course resources are available for download. The textbook is sold separately. Workshop Version: Offered through the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre in a seminar format with ample Question and Answer period opportunities with instructors. Content of packages include all presentation materials. The textbook is sold separately.

  • Define the scope and nature of the problem of falls.
  • Provide fall risk identification and assessment.
  • Provide a selection of prevention interventions reflecting evidence-based strategies.
  • Understand social and policy context.
  • Provide application of a program planning model.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of a fall prevention program