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Educational Opportunities for Healthcare Providers

In this section, you will find information about ongoing education opportunities that are available for local healthcare providers.




BFI 101

BFI 101 is an E-Learning Course that covers the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) 10 Steps and the WHO Code, as an introduction to BFI or as a refresher. A certificate of completion may be generated. This course provides a succinct and interactive overview of the Baby-Friendly Initiative best practices for infant feeding.

Length: 25 minutes
Languages: English, French
Author: BFI Strategy for Ontario and York Region Health Unit
Cost: FREE

Breastfeeding E-Learning Modules

This series of 12 breastfeeding E-learning modules is based on Toronto Public Health's Breastfeeding Protocols for Health Care Providers. Each module takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete and is a comprehensive overview of a wide range of clinical topics. The modules include required readings and completion of a quiz. Each on-line quiz must be finished in one sitting and once done, answers can be obtained and a certificate of completion may be printed.

Length: 9 - 12 hours (45 - 60 minutes each x 12 modules)
Language: English
Author: Toronto Public Health
Cost: FREE

Supporting Mothers and Babies: Understanding Breastfeeding and the Baby-Friendly Initiative

This is a free on-line interactive course on the basics of breastfeeding. This course covers key content for the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding and informed infant feeding decisions. A login is created and the course can be taken at your own pace. Once the course has been successfully completed with an overall 80% average on the content quizzes, a completion certificate is awarded.

Length: 1 – 1.5 hours
Language: English
Author: Best Start Resource Centre by Health Nexus
Cost: FREE

Latching On: How Family Physicians Can Support Breastfeeding Patients

By completing this course, up to 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credits are earned. Target audience for this course is family physicians. Access is gained through the creation of a free account. The course is comprehensive and contains readings, quizzes, videos, and case studies throughout. Content covers the importance of breastfeeding and risks of formula use, common breastfeeding challenges, and support and management of these challenges. Note that community resources mentioned in this course are based in British Columbia.

Length: 1.5 hour
Language: English
Author: University of British Colombia
Cost: FREE
Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)

Public Health Ontario IPAC Modules

Public Health Ontario offers a variety of on-line modules that address IPAC best practices. The modules include IPAC core competencies, reprocessing, and environmental cleaning for healthcare providers in clinical office setting. Certification of completion is given after successfully completing a module.

Length: 15-40 minute per module (depends on learning needs)
Language: English
Author: Public Health Ontario
Cost: FREE
Tuberculin Skin Test Training Program

The training program provides information to healthcare providers on how to administer and read a skin test.

Steps to Run the Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test Training Program:

1) Click here. Note: you may be asked to sign in to Dropbox. Please by-bass the sign in window by clicking, “No thanks, continue to view.”
2) Click download. Save the .zip file onto your computer
3) Extract/remove the “Mantoux - Tuberculin Skin Test” folder from the downloaded .zip file by copying and pasting the folder into a location on your computer.
4) Open the “Mantoux - Tuberculin Skin Test” folder
5) Open the “Mantoux TST CD 2009” sub-folder
6) Select “Launch_Presentation.exe

VEGA Family Violence Education Resources

Vega Family Violence Project

VEGA has developed an online platform of education resources comprised of learning modules (e.g., care pathways, scripts, how-to videos), interactive educational scenarios and a Handbook. These will equip healthcare and social service providers (including students) in addressing the needs of those who may have experienced family violence. These resources are based on a series of systematic reviews summarizing the scientific evidence.

Date of creation: March 17, 2017
Last modified on: June 29, 2023