Primary Prevention & Screening for Healthcare Professionals


Course Details

Start date: Date of enrolment
End date: 60 days after enrolment
Duration: 6 hours
Type: Self-paced/on-demand. 100% self-directed, complete at your own pace
Delivery method: Online via Moodle learning management system

Cost: $200 CAD + tax per person

Learners will receive an e-mail confirming their enrolment after course fees are processed.

Following confirmation of enrolment, learners will gain access to the learning platform, course content, and digital copies of course materials. Course content and material will be accessible for 60 days after enrolment.

This course is not a pre-requisite nor the equivalent to Prevention Practitioner training. If you are interested in Prevention Practitioner training, contact us.

Course Description

The BETTER Program (BETTER) is an evidence-based approach to chronic disease prevention and screening, focusing on cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and associated risk factors.

This self-paced, on-demand course will introduce healthcare professionals to BETTER’s approach to cancer and chronic disease prevention and screening (CCDPS) as well as the Prevention Practitioner role, a clinician with enhanced skills in CCDPS.

A detailed overview of the harmonized international and Canadian clinical practice guideline recommendations included in BETTER for adults 40-69 years of age will be provided to help healthcare professionals determine patients’ eligibility for CCDPS as well as appropriate next steps.

Primary prevention and screening recommendations for the following areas within scope for BETTER will be reviewed:

    - cancers: breast, colorectal, cervical, lung, and prostate;
    - chronic diseases:  diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and osteoporosis/bone health;
    - other conditions: depression; and
    - lifestyle risk factors: diet, physical activity, alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, and vaping/e-cigarette use.

    Learners will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained using case studies as well as reflect on how the approach can inform their practice. Access to digital copies of the BETTER tools described in the course will also be provided.

    Enrolment Fee

    The enrolment fee includes access to the course content. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion and access to PDF versions of the BETTER tools. Access to BETTER tools, electronic or otherwise, which are not offered as supporting materials in the course are not included in the enrolment fee.

    Multiple Seats & Enroling Others

    If you would like to purchase multiple seats in a course or pay someone else's enrolment fee, please contact us to make arrangements.

    Refunds and Cancellation

    Please refer to our refund and cancellation policy.

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