How it Works & FAQ

To earn a certificate, you will need to complete all required modules and a minimum of two elective modules totalling 22 points within 90 days from registering. Required modules are worth 2 points and elective modules are worth 1 point. Once you have earned 22 points, you will then fill out a course evaluation in order to receive your certificate of completion.

The program includes pre-recorded video lectures, accompanying slide decks, and knowledge checks to ensure comprehension.

You will have 90 days to complete the program, so you can work through the material at your own pace and take the time you need to fully absorb and understand the content.

The program consists of required modules as well as elective modules that you can choose from to tailor your learning.

Module Topics:

  • Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Cultural Perspectives in the Care of the Elderly
  • Delirium
  • Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Frailty
  • Healthcare Burnout
  • Mobility, Falls and Osteoporosis
  • Mood Disorders
  • Normal Aging
  • Nutrition
  • Palliative Care
  • Polypharmacy and Deprescribing
  • Responsive Behaviours
  • Urinary Incontinence

The modules have been developed by physicians with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, as well as other nursing and allied health care professionals with expertise in specialized geriatric services.

The program costs $125 CAD for individual learners. Discounted rates are available for groups of 10+. Please email for more information about group rates.