e-Learning for Healthcare Professional Students

The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway partnered to develop a national, competency-based online resource, called e-Learning for Healthcare Professional Students (http://eLearnHCP.ca). There are ten open-access modules, developed for use by students in all health professions. The e-Prescribing module is also available in French and there are 10 other pharmacy-specific modules.

Each module includes interactive activities, practical clinical cases and several include the impact of COVID-19 (e.g., Virtual Care, Vaccination). Quizzes and Certificates of Completion are available. Access is free and easy on AFPC’s Moodle LMS – simply register with a username and password. The 10 modules are:

  1. Safe & Effective e-Prescribing / L'utilisation sûre et efficace de l’ordonnance électronique dans le réseau de la santé
  2. From Telemedicine to Virtual Care 
  3. Focus on Virtual Care & e-Prescribing
  4. Clinical Documentation
  5. Consumer Health Informatics
  6. e-Medication Reconciliation
  7. Privacy, Security and Confidentiality
  8. Vaccination Schedules, Registries and Resources
  9. Key Concepts in Informatics and e-Health
  10. Electronic Health Records: Components and Standards

These e-learning courses are a component of Infoway’s Digital Health Faculty Associations Content & Training Solutions (FACTS) initiative. They are aimed at improving graduate’s preparedness for work in technology-enabled environments by integrating digital health into curricula on a pan-Canadian level. The FACTS Program was a recipient of the 2017 Ted Freedman Award for Innovation in Education.

AFPC e-Resource for Healthcare Students and Faculty: 


AFPC's most recent project with Infoway focused on Safe and Effective e-Prescribing. An interprofessional e-prescribing course is now available in English and French. Designed for use in pharmacy, medical, nurse practitioner, dental and pharmacy technician programs, this peer-reviewed module helps prepare students to use e-prescribing systems safely and collaboratively. Four courses for pharmacy practitioners and prescribers are also available. 


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