Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum

5 weeks

The University of Victoria’s Division of Continuing Studies offers the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum© as a five-week online course directed at multidisciplinary health professionals to equip you with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate a fall-prevention program in your workplace or practice setting in accordance with accreditation standards. You'll interact with your instructor and your peers to discuss the principles you're learning and compare how the concepts apply in your own setting. Upon successful completion of the course you’ll receive a Professional Development Certificate which may be submitted to professional bodies for continuing education credits. Required Textbook: Fall Prevention Programming (2nd edition, 2017), by Vicky Scott, RN, PhD, sold through or Amazon books. For registration dates each semester see:

  • Defining the scope and nature of the problem of falls and related injuries.
  • Providing fall risk identification and assessment.
  • Providing tailored fall prevention interventions based on current evidence.
  • Understanding the social and policy context of fall prevention programming.
  • Applying a setting-specific program planning model.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a fall prevention program.