The program breaks down as follows:
- Scientific Literature Evaluation (3 weeks):
- Dedicate nine contact hours to sharpen your skills in scientific literature evaluation.
- Patient Assessment (3 weeks):
- Spend nine contact hours over three weeks refining your patient assessment techniques.
- Advanced Clinical Topics (6 weeks):
- Invest 18 contact hours to build on concepts learned from the previous two courses and apply it to a variety of relevant clinical topics using realistic patient scenarios.
We anticipate that the clinical topics will include Updates in Cardiology, Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease, Mental Health Topics and Substance Use Disorder, Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship in Community and Hospital Practice, Chronic Pain and Insomnia and Medication Optimization in the Older Adult.
Three contact hours are allocated each week – two hours asynchronous (independent work) and one hour synchronous (online discussions with your group and instructor).
Asynchronous activities include reviewing pre-recorded lectures, readings, patient case workup and evaluation of evidence.
Synchronous sessions offer active learning through discussions, case-based learning and reflective practice guided by a course instructor.
Assessment and completion
Assessments are integrated into each of the three courses. Successful completion of courses in sequence leads to your micro-certificate.
Participants can take up to two years to finish the micro-certificate, providing flexibility to suit different schedules.
The micro-certificate costs $1,000 plus a $100 non-refundable application fee required by the University of Manitoba.