de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Palliative, Primary Care

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Patient Teaching and Education (PTED01JUL19)


Komal Patel

This online self-paced course is designed to help health care providers identify learning styles of patients and adjust their delivery of information accordingly. The course is developed in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario and University Health Network. It is built on the award winning program ‘Maximizing Patient Education Skills Workshop’.

Course Syllabus

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the relationship between patient-centered care & patient education in improving patient satisfaction;
  2. Apply the basic principles of communication, active listening and empathy, determine patients’ communication style and assess providers’ own style to ensure that health education is carried out effectively;
  3. Review the principles of adult education, teaching and learning and apply learning from the course by working with case studies embedded in the online modules.

Course Requirements

To receive a certificate and a 0.25 credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete:

  1. Complete a baseline evaluation
  2. Complete all modules
  3. Complete all required readings and activities
  4. Complete end of course assignment
  5. Participate in the discussion forums
  6. Complete a post-course evaluation

Time Commitment: Approximately 2 to 3 hours a week, as some weeks will have more activities and readings than other weeks.

Course Syllabus: To view the course syllabus, please click HERE


Offered to all Regulated Health Care Professionals working along the cancer care continuum.


Payment must be received by July 1, 2019. For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course through ePortfolio by MasterCard or Visa, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
700 Bay Street
Suite 1903
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z6
Last Day to Register
Jul 1, 2019
Course Starts
Jul 8, 2019
Fee (CAD)

Registration is closed.

Course Ends
Aug 5, 2019
Last Drop Date
Jul 12, 2019
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.25 credit under Patient Teaching and Coaching