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Program length Session start date Format Program fees
12 weeks January 15, 2024
March 4, 2024
Online learning with a series of clinical simulations $1,500 + applicable taxes 

The University of Waterloo is pleased to offer a Primary Care Certificate Program in the Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (MOAT) for pharmacists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners. This non-credit program is offered in partnership with WatSPEED, the School of Pharmacy and the Centre for Family Medicine Family Health Team.

This award-winning program has been accredited for a maximum of 25 CEUs (1 CEU/hour) by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University (expires February 22, 2024).

In 2019, it received the Best Non-Credit Program (under 48 hours) award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).


Who should enrol

This program provides pharmacists, registered nurses and nurse practitioners with the knowledge and skills to effectively and safely manage oral anticoagulation therapy under a medical directive.

It's accredited for a maximum of 25 CEUs (1 CEU/hour) by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University (expires February 22, 2024).


What you will learn

Online Module

The online component is delivered through Waterloo's online learning management system, LEARN. The goal of this component is for participants to gain a thorough understanding of the information required to effectively manage warfarin therapy under a medical directive. This online learning module is comprised of required readings, a practice clinical scenarios assignment, an online test, and a short reflective survey.

High speed internet access is required. Before registering, you should check your computer system to make sure it meets the minimum requirements.

Note: To increase the security and protection of your uWaterloo account you will be required to enrol in the University's 2 Factor Authentication service (2FA) to gain access to our online learning management system - LEARN. https://uwaterloo.ca/two-factor-authentication/.

In the Clinic Simulations

After completing the self-paced learning section, participants will complete simulated patient interactions, which provide the learner with practice interacting with patients to properly assess and manage warfarin therapy. These interactions will provide learners with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to common clinical scenarios encountered in an anticoagulation practice. By the end of this module, participants will be confident and competent to make warfarin-dosing decisions.


Course evalutaion

You will be evaluated in three manners:

  • Responses to the case studies assigned in the online module.
  • Performance on a test to be completed after finishing the online module.
  • Performance in the clinic simulations.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be granted before the course start date. Once the course has started, no refunds will be issued and you cannot transfer to a subsequent start date.