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Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program 2020-11-26T18:21:09+00:00

Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program

The Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program is designed to arm pharmacists with the knowledge and confidence to identify and manage patients with hypertension. Through online learning modules and practical application using real-world patient cases, this comprehensive certification program provides the opportunity to examine and execute the core competencies of hypertension management to improve patient care.

Please note: This pilot program has been designed specifically for pharmacists. If you are not a pharmacist but would like to take this program now, we would advise registering for Hypertension Fundamentals (Level 1 ONLY).

This program is designed to:

  • Provide the knowledge and confidence to identify and manage patients with hypertension
  • Use practical application and skill-building to implement hypertension management strategies at the pharmacy level
  • Provide evidence-based learning with a goal to improve guidelines adoption and adherence

Please note: The Professional Certification Program is currently offered in English only.

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Program Options:

Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program – $575

Course overview
The Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program consists of:

  • 4 online learning modules
  • Comprehension testing
  • Demonstration of blood pressure measurement technique
  • Use of a hypertension registry to assist in patient management
  • Submission of three patient cases for evaluation and feedback by hypertension experts

The learning modules encompass the fundamentals of hypertension, epidemiology and pathophysiology of hypertension, screening, diagnosis, as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological management. The modules are self-paced to allow pharmacists the flexibility to work according to their individual schedules, with comprehension testing and access to a suite of practical tools and resources.

The blood pressure measurement submission provides pharmacists with the opportunity to demonstrate and be assessed on their accurate procedure and technique when taking a blood pressure measurement.

Pharmacists will have access to a registry through this program to assist in their patient management. For the final examination, pharmacists will apply the competencies learned in the previous modules to submit three of their own patient cases from the registry. These cases will be reviewed for feedback and evaluation by a hypertension expert.

The HC-PCP encompasses the fundamentals of hypertension and application into practice and it is ideal for those looking for mastering their hypertension management practice.

Once pharmacists have completed and passed the program, they will receive certification in hypertension management from Hypertension Canada and successful clinicians will be able to use post-nominals (HC-CHM) and be listed as a certified hypertension practitioner on the Hypertension Canada website.

Time commitment

The HC-PCP is 10-week program that takes approximately 30-35 hours to complete (~3 hours per week).

HC-PCP Marketing Poster [PDF]

Hypertension Fundamentals (Level 1 only) – $400:

Course overview
The Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program Level 1 consists of:

  • 4 online learning modules
  • Comprehension testing
  • Demonstration of blood pressure measurement technique

Level 1 encompasses the fundamentals of hypertension and is ideal for those looking for enhancing their knowledge and understanding of hypertension.

Note: Hypertension Fundamentals (Level 1) does not include the use of a registry and evaluation by a hypertension expert.

Time commitment

Approximately 15 hours (~3 hours per week for 5 weeks)

While participants are encouraged to go through the modules at their own pace, the recommended timeframe for completion is 2-3 months. Level 1 graduates will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible for enrollment in Level 2.

Modules and Competencies (PDF)

Hypertension Mastery and Application (Level 2 only)– $250:

Level 2 allows pharmacists to demonstrate practical application of the knowledge and competencies acquired in Level 1, using real-world cases and a final examination facilitated by a hypertension expert. Participants will have 6 weeks to complete Level 2.

Once pharmacists have completed and passed the full program (Level 1 and Level 2), they will receive certification in hypertension management from Hypertension Canada and successful clinicians will be able to use post-nominals (HC-CHM) and be listed as a certified hypertension practitioner on the Hypertension Canada website.

Components:

  • Use of a hypertension registry to assist in patient management
  • Submission of three patient cases for evaluation and feedback by hypertension experts

Time commitment: Approximately 20 hours

Note: Hypertension Mastery and Application is only available for those that have successfully completed the Hypertension Fundamentals (Level 1) in the past 12months. Please contact us at [email protected] to register for Level 2 after successful completion of Level 1.