CAE 0617 Prevention of Medical Errors online

Course Description:
A fully online self-study course designed to provide instruction on medical errors, factors related to their occurrence, methods to prevent their occurrence, & processes & strategies to improve patient outcomes. This course is designed for healthcare workers in the community and for students entering health science programs. Check with your respective program to determine if this course is required.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to download and print a Certificate of Completion indicating 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Methods of Instruction & Learning Outcomes:
This course will involve self paced, self study activities such as the viewing of online presentations, Web links, and assessments. These activities are designed to provide instruction and foster learning in the cognitive (i.e., mind based) domain.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student shall be able to:
  1. Characterize medical errors & examine factors related to their occurrence.
  2. Identify risk factors for common medical errors & describe methods to prevent their occurrence.
  3. Describe processes & strategies to improve patient outcomes in regards to preventing medical errors.
Course Requirements:
Students taking an online course are expected to be moderately proficient in using a computer. Please go to the Technical requirements page for a complete list of computer skills and technical requirements. All students must obtain a BC email address. It is used for course login.

How to Register for this Course:
You may register for this course through the main BC Website. Click on the Choose Your Courses button & search within the term desired. You can also register at MyBC after you log on.

How to Access the Course:
Once the term has begun, you can log on at the BConline login page. Please note that you must pay for the course before you will be able to access it in Desire2Learn (D2L). There may be a delay of up to 20 minutes from when you register and pay before the login is activated.

Course Materials:
There are no books or materials needed for this course. Everything is provided within the course site.

Information Contact:
If you have further questions about registering for the course, email the Administrative Specialist for the Department of Continuing Eductaion and Workforce Development.

Links to help students get connected to BConline course(s)