eLearning

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Earn CPD credits anytime, anywhere.

Welcome to the CMPA’s collection of free, accredited, self-guided eLearning activities designed to provide you with an engaging and interactive learning experience.

  • earn CPD credits
  • mapped to CanMEDS Roles
  • certificate of completion
  • check your knowledge

We are continually improving our eLearning activities and invite you to provide feedback on your experience at the end of each activity.


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Informed consent

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe 3 key elements of a valid informed consent.
  2. Recognize your legal obligation to communicate relevant information to patients.
  3. Explain the importance of discussing and documenting risks related to prescribed medications.

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Published June 2020
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.


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Delegation and supervision

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator, Scholar

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the responsibilities for safe delegation and supervision for
    • medical trainees
    • supervisors
  2. Recognize the role of competency-based medical education and potential medical-legal implications.
  3. Recognize the importance of fostering open communication with trainees to support them when delegating specific tasks.

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Published June 2020
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.


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Documentation

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the principles and elements of good medical documentation.
  2. Recognize the importance of good documentation for your patients, your colleagues, and you.

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Published June 2020
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.


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Privacy and confidentiality

MOC Section 3 – 1 hour (3 credits)
60 minutes to complete. Flash is required to view this eLearning activity.

CanMEDS: Collaborator, Communicator, Leader, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the sharing of a patient’s personal health information in the circle of care.
  2. Identify and explain situations when a patient’s express consent is required for the release of personal health information.

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Published December 2012
Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).


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Negligence and civil liability

MOC Section 3 – 1 hour (3 credits)
60 minutes to complete. Flash is required to view this eLearning activity.

CanMEDS: Professional, Medical Expert

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Define negligence or, in Quebec, civil liability.
  2. List the elements of negligence and civil liability.
  3. Describe how the courts determine if a physician has breached the standard of care or, in Quebec, committed a fault.

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Published December 2012
Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).


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Anatomy of a lawsuit

MOC Section 3 – 1 hour (3 credits)
60 minutes to complete. Flash is required to view this eLearning activity.

CanMEDS: Leader, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. List the steps in the process of a legal action.
  2. Explain the legal concept of standard of care.
  3. List strategies to cope with the stress of a legal action.
  4. Explain risk management measures in your practice to protect your patient and improve your defensibility.

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Published December 2012
Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).


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Informed discharge

MOC Section 3 – 1 hour (3 credits)
60 minutes to complete. Flash is required to view this eLearning activity.

CanMEDS: Communicator, Leader

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Explain the clinical and medico-legal importance of the discharge discussion.
  2. Identify your obligations when delegating the discharge discussion to other health professionals.
  3. Recognize the role of educational handouts.
  4. Describe the importance of the documentation of the discharge discussion.

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Published December 2012
Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).


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Medical certificates, forms, notes, legal reports

MOC Section 3 – 1 hour (3 credits)
60 minutes to complete. Flash is required to view this eLearning activity.

CanMEDS: Communicator, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. List two prerequisites for providing forms and reports.
  2. Explain the importance of having an objective approach to the task.
  3. Recognize the role of educational handouts.
  4. Explain the importance of providing clear, complete and accurate information.
  5. Give examples of problems that may arise from failure to recognize any limitations to your information or knowledge.

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Published December 2012
Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).