Basic Computer Skills
Online learning and communication is an important component of the MMBP program that requires candidates to have basic computer skills and access to the Internet and to computer equipment. To determine their readiness for online learning, candidates will complete a short online assessment of basic computer skills. This will be submitted electronically to the MMBP Pre-Requisite Course Advisor at Mount Royal University using the candidates personal e-mail address. If remedial learning is necessary, the advisor will direct the candidate to one or more online tutorials that will assist in filling individual computer skill gaps. Evidence of tutorial completion is required. These requirements must be satisfied prior to commencing future course work.
Cost: Funding for this program is provided by the Health Care Strategies and Policy Contribution, Health Canada (Health Policy Branch).
The online assessment of computer skills is offered through Mount Royal University. For suggested computer equipment requirements see Admission Requirements.
Orientation to Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context – Course for Internationally Educated Health Care Professionals
The Orientation to the Canadian Health Care System, Culture and Context is designed for internationally educated health professionals who are in the process of becoming licensed in Canada. This 30-hour course will provide learners with a deepened understanding of the Canadian health care system, describe what Canadian patients expect from their health care providers, and discuss how to communicate with patients and caregivers. Participants will have an opportunity to meet other newly arrived health care professionals in a supportive learning environment in either a classroom or online format.
Cost: $100.00 materials fee to qualified applicants. Students will be asked to pay upon offer of admission. Funding for this program is provided by the Health Care Strategies and Policy Contribution, Health Canada (Health Policy Branch).
For information: (course overview, application form, admission requirements, course content information, frequently asked questions, locations and times) check out the website at www.iehpcanada.utoronto.ca. Care Strategies and Policy Contribution, Health Canada (Health Policy Branch).
Evidence Required for Exemption
You do not have to take Orientation to Canadian Health Care if:
You have passed a similar course within the last five years that includes the following:
English for Health—Online
Internationally educated health professionals now have access to an online, independent learning system to strengthen their health-sector English language skills. There are three health-specific tutorials to choose from: English for Nursing, English for Health and Picture Dictionary. Demonstration exercises are available on the website. Continuous intake; go to www.englishforhealth.com to register.
Fee: $80 + GST for 30-day access or $175 + GST for 90-days access to each tutorial.
Communication Skills for Health Professionals
This interdisciplinary course is being offered for the first time in the Spring and Fall terms 2010 on the Mount Royal University campus. The course is being offered 5 days a week, 8:30-13:00 April 6-June 29 (orientation week March 29-April 1) and September 7-November 30 (orientation week August 31-September 3). Contact the PC-IEHP Program Coordinator at 403.440.5125 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Funded by Alberta Employment and Immigration. A program brochure is available.