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Faculty of Health Sciences Continuing Education Program

In the Health Sciences Continuing Education program, we're dedicated to providing high-quality distance, classroom and workplace-based education, training and services for people and organizations. We view training from a global perspective, training tomorrow's leaders today.

We believe professional development is an essential part of maintaining ongoing competency and skill training in health and human services fields. Our health courses, programs and customized training are designed to meet the learning needs of the future as identified by professionals, paraprofessionals, health care workers and employers.

We provide academically approved Certificates and a College transcript for all of our courses and programs. Come join us in learning with dynamic instructors who teach the most current employment competencies for your field of study.

Certificate Programs

Credential earned: Certificate

Certificate programs are a cluster of courses with defined learning outcomes and evaluative components. A minimum grade of 60 percent is required in each course. A Douglas College Continuing Education Certificate is issued upon successful completion. Courses may ladder or act as prerequisites to other education courses and programs.

For mental health care professionals:

Certificate in Community Mental Health (CCMH)

For all health care professionals, plus Police, Firefighters and Paramedics:

Certificate in Emergency Mental Health

For RNs, LPNs and RPNs (Mental Health Nursing Programs):

(RN) Registered Nurse Mental Health Nursing Certificate

LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) Mental Health Nursing Certificate

Psychiatric Nursing Refresher Certificate

RN Qualifying Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing (for internationally-trained nurses)

Certificate Courses

Credential earned: Continuing Education Course Certificate

For Health Information Management Professionals:

Health Data Classification Refresher

Release of Information (ROI)

For Allied Health Care Professionals:

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Dementia Care

Introduction to Mental Health (IMH)

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)

PSR for Managers

English for Health Care Professionals

For RNs, LPNs, RPNs (Mental Health Nursing courses):

Therapeutic Relationships in Mental Health

Assessment and Promotion of Mental Health

Disorders of Mental Health

Common Physiological Concerns in Mental Health

Professional Practice in Mental Health Nursing

For Dieticians, Mental Health Workers, Nurses, Pastoral Care, Pharmacists, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Recreation Therapists, Researchers/Students, and Social Workers/Family Therapists:

Eating Disorders

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Health Promotion and Prevention

Customized Training is available. Contact Edith Kirkpatrick, Coordinator, Health and Community Studies at 604 777 6528 or for more information.

For more information

For general information about programs and courses or to register, contact:

Michelle Balogh -
Program Assistant 
Phone: 604 777 6527