Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential. Please note that this micro-credential is instructor-led..

  • No application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the course

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this course, students will learn how to foster an environment of mutual trust and respect. Students will be able to utilize basic communication strategies to interact with clients and will learn how to implement the practice of providing DIPPS protocol in providing care for clients. Students will practice effective ways to communicate with persons affected by dementia and learn the basics in care considerations of the palliative care client. At the completion of this course, students will demonstrate strategies to collaborate with clients to understand the importance of facilitating the client’s personal preferences.

Review the course curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the course will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.

Please note that this micro-credential is instructor-led. You will need to email Sault College's eLearning Department at eLearning@saultcollege.ca to finalize your registration.


  • 1

    Welcome to the Micro-credential!

    • Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    • Caring Essentials Weekly Roadmap

    • Ask Your Instructor

  • 2

    Unit 1: Care Teams

    • Unit 1 Overview

    • Activity 1: The Interdisciplinary Care Team

  • 3

    Unit 2: Conquering Communication Challenges

    • Unit 2 Overview

    • Assignment 1: Defence Mechanisms

    • Quiz 1

  • 4

    Unit 3: Maintaining Dignity and Autonomy

    • Unit 3 Overview

    • Assignment 2: Case Study

    • Quiz 2

  • 5

    Unit 4: Clients with Dementia

    • Unit 4 Overview

    • Activity 2: Hand-Under-Hand Video

  • 6

    Unit 5: Palliative and Hospice Care

    • Unit 5 Overview

    • Quiz 3

  • 7

    Next steps

    • Summary

    • Before you go...

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