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1. How do the group discussions and group assignments work?
– Each group usually consists of 5-8 members.
-When the instructor posts questions and/or assignments group members post their thoughts, answers, and questions within a Group Discussion Forum on the course website.
-Then one group member would summarize all the answers and comments and submit it to the General Discussion Forum to be seen by all participants.
-Only those members who contribute to the group discussions and assignments receive grades for participation.
2. Is there some form of Zoom meeting platform used?
– As our course participants are from different countries in different time zones it would be hard to find a time that works for everyone if we were to schedule a Zoom meeting so we don’t use this tool in our course.
– However, we provide some recorded lectures and PPTs with audio clips.
3. Are there group assignments or are all assignments individual?
– There are individual as well as group assignments.
4. For the coursework itself, is there a set time slot on a certain day of the week where students need to attend a virtual classroom?
– Students don’t need to be online at a certain time.
– The course is designed to fit the schedule of people that are working and accommodate people living in different time zones.
– There are due dates for quizzes, assignments or discussions and students must respect these deadlines.
– A full schedule is usually available before the course starts.
5. How many open spots available for the course?
– Enrolment is limited to the first 40 participants who meet course requirements.
6. Can I use this certificate to apply for Continuing Education Credits?
– These organizations will grant Continuing Education Credits to their members who successfully complete this course and receive proof of Certification:
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
- The LQM course was approved for 222 PEP hours and 13.3 CPS/ART credits
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
- This course is an Accredited Group Learning Activity eligible for up to 10.0 MOC Section 1 credits as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.
University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD)
- The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD)is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. The LQM 2020 was approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development.
7. Does the program follow the current guidelines of IQMH? Is the credential granted upon completion of the program applicable to practice in Ontario?
- Quality Management in all provinces is based on the principles as described in ISO15189:2012. The course extends beyond this foundation and includes guidance in a variety of standards including but not limited to ISO9001:2015 and ISO IEC 17043 and 17025.
- Every year (since 2003) we have participants from across Canada (including Ontario) as well as around the world. We know that many of our participants hold significant and senior Quality positions in all provinces, including Ontario.