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Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) Core Course: Nova Scotia

Please note: This page presents information about ODT core course accreditation, registration dates, and costs specific to Nova Scotia.  For the overall course description, learning objectives, delivery method, target audience and information about the ODT certificate please visit the Main Page for the ODT core course.

About the instructions

In this course, the instructions for methadone prescribing are aligned with the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Handbook, published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in 2012.

The instructions for methadone dispensing are aligned with the STANDARDS OF PRACTICE: Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment Services published by the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists in 2017.


This course is accredited for the following:

  • The Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the University of Toronto's Continuing Professional Development office for up to 10 Mainpro+ credits (8.0 credits for web-based modules; 2.0 credits for the end of course exam);
  • This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 12 Mainpro+ credits (for the in-class workshop - ID #186005);
  • The continuing education event indicated has been designated as a U of T Accredited event and awarded with the following credits:  Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - 10 Section 1 credits; (8.0 Section 1 credits for total of web-based modules; 2.0 Section 1 credits for the end of course exam);
  • The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy: 20.5 continuing education units (CEUs) Program # 1167-2016-1654-B-P; Expiry Date: 28/02/2019
  • The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation: 20 Core CEUs


  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Recommended texts

Please note:  These are not included in course fees. 

  • All courses partcipants
    • Making the Choice, Making It Work - Treatment for Opioid Addiction
  • For physicians:
  • For pharmacists:
    • Comeau, C., Gray, J., Marentette, A., Murphy, K., Nisar, K., Noftle, L. et. al. (Eds.). (2011). Methadone Maintenance Treatment Services: Standard of Practice for Community Pharmacists in Nova Scotia. Available
  • For counsellors and nurses in a case manager role
    • Methadone Maintenance: A Counsellors Guide to Treatment, published by CAMH.


  • $450

Enrollment withdrawals, refunds and cancellations
Withdrawals from the course are accepted until one week from the course's start date.  These are subject to an administrative fee of $100
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.

Cancellation of the course

Should CAMH cancel this course for any reason, the organization is not responsible for lost monies related to accommodations, flights or other incidentals.  CAMH will only refund registration fees.

March 12 - April 15, 2018

  • Online course begins March 12
  • One-day workshop in Halifax, Sunday April 15

Please click on the link below to register:

Robyn Steidman
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