Skills Online is an award-winning, continuing education program that helps build the skills and knowledge you need to meet the core competencies for public health. The program lets you fit learning into your schedule and connects you with knowledgeable, trained facilitators who guide you through your learning.
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For a quick introduction to Skills Online, check out the video.
Skills Online courses are designed for public health practitioners from a variety of disciplines working at the local, regional and national levels. See the course descriptions for specific prerequisites.
Skills Online content is specific to Canadian public health practice and covers a variety of topics, including epidemiology, statistics, surveillance, health literacy, evaluation and more.
The program offers facilitated and self-directed courses. You can take short self-directed courses any time. Facilitated courses are offered in the fall, winter and spring and take eight weeks to complete (about 25 to 40 hours of work).
Learners in facilitated courses work in teams of about 15 people from a variety of public health disciplines. Trained facilitators act as mentors to the learning teams, answering questions and encouraging discussion.
Note: On-line learners must have a computer with an internet connection and the ability to play audio and video files. Use the System Checker to see if your Web Browser is compatible.
To register, visit www.skillsonline.ca.
New learners must read our Privacy Statement and then create an account. Returning learners simply log-in to register. If you don’t remember your account information, contact our Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org Â or 1-866-432-8545.
Upon completing a course, learners receive a certificate from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Several disciplines and professional groups (such as the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Public Health Association) endorse the program. Some groups recognize completion of the Skills Online courses as professional development hours toward certification and learning requirements.