Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop


The Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop is reviewed and endorsed by McMaster University and offered by the Regional Geriatric Program central. This workshop focuses on the scientific and practical considerations of using and interpreting cognitive assessments. Geriatric experts will familiarize you with tests and assessments such as the Standardized Mini Mental State Exam (SMMSE), Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) and the Clock Drawing Test (CDT). Upon completion of the workshop, you will have a better understanding of when and why to use these tests

Enroll in courses

Use the education calendar to find the courses that fit your schedule and certificate stream, and track your progress via the GCP student portal. Please note that your registration is not complete until you register and pay for the course through this partnering organization’s website. The GCP registration fee does not cover the registration cost of individual workshops. Already completed a course? Your course is valid for two years from your GCP registration date.

Test your learning

Complete an online multiple choice quiz for each course, with a minimum 70% grade required.

Earn your certificate

The planning and development of the GCP has been reviewed and endorsed by the McMaster Continuing Health Sciences Education Office, each graduate earns a GCP Certificate of completion or attendance.

Advance your skills


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when and why to use cognitive assessment tools
  2. Demonstrate the ability to administer and score cognitive tests in a standardized manner
  3. Understand and apply basic psychometric properties of cognitive testing

Learn cognitive assessment essentials

  • When Should We Use These Tests and Why?
  • Standardized Mini Mental State Exam (SMMSE)
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)
  • Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
  • Trail Making Test B Clock Drawing Test (CDT)

Take the next step

This course is for health care providers responsible for or interested in conducting cognitive assessments of older adults.