Online Learning

Professional Misconduct Regulation Orientation Session

On April 15, 2014, the new Professional Misconduct Regulation, including modernized conflict-of-interest provisions, came into force. The College has prepared an online orientation to help members to review and understand the updated regulation.

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Pause Before You Post: Social Media Awareness for Regulated Healthcare Professionals

This learning module will enhance your awareness of social media use in healthcare as well as provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your use of social media and professional behaviours, through numerous examples and case-based scenarios.

Applying sound principles from professional standards of practice and related legislation when you use social media will help ensure risk management strategies are in place and professional reputations and relationships are maintained.

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Read the College’s social media guidelines here.

Distance Education

To offer improved access to continuing education provided by the College, two distance education modules have been developed. The first, Professional Boundaries, focuses on awareness of professional boundaries, how to maintain them and how to restore the doctor/patient relationship when they are crossed. The second, Professionalism and Professional Ethics, consists of an overview of professionalism and professional ethics using seven case studies.

Upon completion, members are eligible for six continuing education credit hours for each module the first time the course is completed, three continuing education credit hours for each module the second time the course is completed and one continuing education credit hour for each module the third time the course is completed.

If you want to participate in one of the home study continuing education programs, you should complete the answer sheet, available for the selected online course by accessing one of the links below, by circling the most appropriate answer, and return your completed answer sheet to the College along with your cheque (made out to the College of Optometrists of Ontario) for $101.70 for each online course ($90 + HST). Upon receipt by the College, you will be provided with additional analysis of the cases, and comments on the answers. For more information on how to complete each module, please see the answer sheet on the last page of each of the booklets below.