COVID-19 Courses

Dental hygienists have a professional responsibility to continuously upgrade knowledge, skills and judgement and to assist in the prevention and management of outbreaks and emergencies. To support you in maintaining and improving your competence in coronavirus-related issues and evidence-based practice, CDHA is committed to enhancing your access to free, credible, continuing quality improvement activities during the pandemic.

New learning opportunities will be added as they become available so check back often.

Note: All course-associated criteria have been determined by the original source. CDHA does not guarantee availability or enrollment in these resources

*Professional Development credits/hours are determined by your provincial regulatory body. The estimated completion time noted above does not necessarily equal Professional Development credits/hours. Please contact your regulatory body for details.

How to Learn Online

Instructors: Dr. Nina Huntemann, Senior Director of Academics and Research, edX, Robyn Belair, Learning Designer, edX, Ben Piscopo, Senior Learning Designer, edX

Summary
This course is designed for those who are new to learning online. It will prepare you with strategies to be a successful online learner by answering the following questions:

  • How do I take notes during live or recorded instruction? What’s the difference?
  • What’s the point of discussions and how should I participate in them to get the most value?
  • What can I do if I have trouble concentrating or lack time to complete assignments?
  • What is the ideal study environment?

Module 1: Self-care for Learning
Module 2: Space, Time and Technology
Module 3: Learning Strategies
Module 4: Communication and Community

This edX course is free to audit when you register for an account. A verified certificate of completion is available for $65.00.

Learning Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify self-care techniques that can help you maintain a healthy mind for effective online learning
  • Set up a supportive space for learning
  • Create a study schedule and plan for accomplishing your learning goals
  • Practice techniques for boosting the effectiveness of your learning
  • Identify the technology you will need to learn online
  • Build connections with your learning peers and instructors, as well as their larger online learning community

How to Learn Online


For questions about this course, contact the edX course support.

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Estimated completion time:
4-6 hours

Learner Assessment:
Available throughout

Certificate Available:
Available (for a fee)

Cochrane Evidence Essentials

Producers: Co-produced by healthcare consumers, researchers and specialists from Cochrane’s Central Executive Team, with contributions form a range of experts in their fields

Summary
This course is an introduction to evidence based medicine, clinical trials and cochrane evidence. It is designed for healthcare consumers (patients, care givers, family members), policy makers and members of the healthcare team. This learning package consists of 4 modules with videos, audio, readings, quizzes and ways to check your learning.

Module 1: Evidence-based medicine
Module 2: Randomized controlled trials
Module 3: Introduction to systematic reviews
Module 4: Understanding and using systematic reviews

This course is free with a Cochrane account.

Cochrane Evidence Essentials


For questions about this course, contact Cochrane’s People Service Department.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learning objectives are provided within each module

Estimated completion time:
2.75 hours

Learner Assessment:
Available throughout

Certificate Available:
Unavailable

Cochrane Introduction to Conducting Systematic Reviews

Producers: Written and compiled by Dario Sambunjak, Miranda Cumpston and Chris Watts from Cochrane's Learning and Support Department

Summary
Part of the Cochrane Interactive Learning course on Conducting an Intervention Review, this module introduces you to what systematic reviews are and why they are useful. It describes the various types and preferred format of review questions and outlines the process of conducting systematic reviews.

Note: CDHA recommends completing the Cochrane Evidence Essentials course as a prerequisite if you need a research refresher.

Cochrane Evidence Essentials is free to use, with a Cochrane account.

Cochrane Introduction to Conducting Systematic Reviews


For questions about this module, contact Cochrane’s People Service Department.

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Learning Objectives

  • Recognize features of systematic reviews as a research design
  • Recognize the importance of using rigorous methods to conduct a systematic review
  • Identify the types of review questions
  • Identify the elements of a well-defined review question
  • Understand the steps in a systematic review

Estimated completion time:
45 minutes

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Available

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Presenter: Steve Joordans, University of Toronto

Summary
Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. I will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. My sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you. This learning package consists of videos, audio files and readings.

Week 1: The machinery underlying anxiety and how to control it
Week 2: Managing anxiety by managing your environment
Week 3: Understanding and managing the effects of isolation
Week 4: Summary

Join Coursera for free to access this course.

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19


For questions about this course, contact the Coursera Help Center.

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Estimated completion time:
3 hours

Learner Assessment:
Available

Certificate Available:
Unavailable

Disclaimer: Information presented is current to the date of recording and may not coincide with newly emerging COVID-19 research evidence following initial release. COVID-19 related learning is subject to change and should be critically appraised for its validity, reliability, and currency.