Medical Records Keeping Course

Everything we do in healthcare involves some degree of communication, be it visual, verbal or written. Communicating effectively involves ensuring the proper and complete transfer of information to another.

In the practice of medicine, the provision of appropriate care necessitates the seamless and flawless flow of this information to ensure continuous, collaborative care. Unfortunately, all too often, this flow of information is not adequate or contains error which disrupts proper patient care.

This medical records keeping course was designed to provide information on standards of care in medical record keeping as well as guidelines on documentation, including useful tools to facilitate the proper flow of information in all aspects of care. Through it, you will gain knowledge of what constitutes adequate documentation of a clinical encounter as well as information about consent.

The course is housed on our Dalhousie Brightspace LMS. For more information, please see here. [PDF-327KB]

Contact Susan Love to register for this course.


This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Continuing Professional Development Office of Dalhousie University for up to 12.0 Mainpro+ credits.

As an accredited provider, Dalhousie University, CPD, designates this continuing professional development activity for up to 12.0 credit hours as an accredited group learning Section 1 activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.