Health Canada touches the lives of virtually every Canadian, every day. This special tour introduces participants to Health Canada's mission and organization. After the brief introduction, the tour will focus on the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) of Health Canada, which directly affects pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The system in Europe for ensuring safe, effective, and high-quality health products is composed of national authorities in individual countries as well as bodies in the European Union and the Council of Europe. After completing this course, participants will know the organisations that oversee the health industry in Europe and the bodies in those organisations that affect pharmaceutical companies. In addition, participants will know the ways health products can be approved for sale to the public and the system for reporting and tracking defective products.
This course provides all employees and associates with knowledge of the privacy and security practices for health plans, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This course includes updated requirements that were included in the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Employees will learn the basic principles of health information privacy and security, how they impact the organization, and how they apply to everyday work situations. The course also covers patients' rights under HIPAA, and the consequences for violating privacy and security practices.
Workers in the construction industry face a number of health and safety hazards in their work sites every day, including exposure to materials like silica and lead, that can cause serious illness and affect the worker's health in the long term. This mini module was designed to provide a high level awareness of the potential dangers of some common materials to which construction workers may be exposed.
Diversity continues to play an important part in the workplace. As awareness of diversity has spread, its meaning has expanded. It’s become obvious that understanding what diversity means, and why it’s important at work, is just as important to employees as it is to managers.