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Nursing Concepts in Continence Care

Learn best practices in continence care

A collaborative program involving the School of Nursing and McMaster Continuing Education.

Format (Online)



Nursing Concepts in Continence Care is offered in an online format with scheduled instructor-led online tutorials. It is important that you consider the learning format and its suitability for you to ensure that you have a successful learning experience. McMaster University Continuing Education uses the Learning Management System (LMS), and Brightspace (Desire to Learn) to deliver its online courses. McMaster uses the term “Avenue to Learn" (A2L) for the LMS.  ​

Online Learning

Teaching methods could include readings, facilitated discussion boards, videos, narrated presentations, group and individual exercises. Courses include one-hour live instructor-led tutorials throughout the term and ​self-paced discussion board groups to encourage student engagement with class materials online.

You should expect to allocate approximately 8-10 hours per week to complete the course.

Details are provided at the start of the course. A pre-course email with information on the course will be sent prior to the course start date. Courses are activated in Avenue to Learn 3 days prior to course start date.


Considerations for Taking an Online Class


How do I know if an online class is for me?

  • You are good at keeping yourself on task to complete a project.
  • You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
  • You are able to read the material on your own and understand the concepts.
  • You are able to work independently and in small groups.
  • You have a quiet place to complete your work.
  • You are comfortable using technology.

What equipment do I need to use the online course software and tools?

The following equipment is required for taking a course online: 

  • Windows or Mac computer.
  • Internet connection (high-speed broadband is best).
  • Speakers (built-in or USB headset)​.