Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System

Credential Earned

Certificate of Completion

Length

  • Part time: 8 weeks

Delivery

  • Independent, online learning

Dates

  • Fall: September 12, 2022–November 7, 2022

Registration Deadline

  • Fall: September 1, 2022

Overview

This orientation is designed to provide an overview of the Canadian health care system. It introduces concepts, issues, and practices that are relevant for health care providers in Canada. Particular attention will be given to exploring the concepts of health, health promotion, disease prevention, primary health care, population health, collaborative practice, cultural sensitivity, patient-centred care, trauma-informed care, palliative care, patient safety / harm reduction, and Indigenous health.

Requirements

  • Health care providers who have been educated outside of Canada
  • Employed by Nova Scotia Health and sponsored to take the course

Registration

The initial course offering will have limited enrollment. If you are eligible to register, you will receive registration information directly from the Learning Institute at the end of August.

Contact Us

Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.