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TEACH Specialty Course Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention: Addressing the Risks

This course is held under the auspices of the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario.

 
 

 Description/Learning objectives

 
​This specialized course highlights the ways that various risk factors and the four major categories of non-communicable chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respirator disease and diabetes) interact with tobacco dependence, and offers ways to intervene effectively in an integrated way.  This course examines best and promising practices, and presents pharmacological strategies with diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
 
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
 
  • Identify the contributing risk factors and modifiable behaviours for the four major categories of non-communicable chronic diseases
  • Address chronic disease risk factors: Smoking, Physical Activity, Alcohol and other substances, Nutrition and Stress Tolerance (SPANS)
  • Apply a framework to screen, assess and intervene with specific and interacting risk factors
  • Integrate motivational interventions into clinical practice (agenda-setting)
 

 Target audience

 
TEACH courses are interdisciplinary and are targeted towards practitioners who have the ability to deliver intensive cessation counselling. Applicants must be employed and receive manager approval prior to applying to TEACH courses. We do not currently accept students into classroom-based courses. There is no minimum educational or professional requirement to attend TEACH courses.
 

 Time/Date/Location

 
For more information, please visit www.teachproject.ca 
 

 Delivery method

 
​In-class
 

 Cost

 
This course is part of the TEACH Certificate Program. The cost is $150 for new applicants to TEACH who live within Ontario. The Ministry of Health and Long - Term Care covers the actual cost of this workshop for new applicants. Course registration and materials are covered, with travel and accommodation costs also covered based on organizational resources and need. If participants cancel their space after the cancellation deadline or fail to show up for the course, the $150 will not be refunded. If the new applicant to TEACH lives OUTSIDE of Ontario, the core course costs $500 plus any travel and accommodation costs. The fee for those who have already completed one Specialty course as part of the Certificate Program is $500.
 

 Faculty

 
​Rebekah Barrett, R.N., B.Sc.N.: Taddle Creek Family Health Team
Paul Oh, M.D., FRCPC: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Peter Selby, MBBS, CCMF, MHSc, FASAM
Nadia Aleem, M.D.: CAMH
Wayne Skinner, MSW, RSW: CAMH
 

 Requirements/Prerequisites

 
​Completion of an online course will be required to receive a Certificate of Completion for the Core Course.  The content of this online course focuses on tobacco protection, prevention and cessation.  The course takes approximately six-eight hours and can be completed in stages at your convenience.  Information on this course will be made available to all applicants accepted into the core course.
 

 Certification/Credits

 
The TEACH Certificate Program is currently accredited by the following organizations:
 
•Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
•Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (13.5 credits)
•College of Family Physicians of Canada MAINPRO-C (13.5 credits)
•Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM): Continuing Education and Professional Development
•Ontario College of Pharmacists (13.5 credits)
•Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (14 CEU Points: Category 1 – Core Courses) 
•University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Medical Education
•University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development (13.5  credits)
 

 Accreditation

 
•Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
•Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (13.5 credits)
•College of Family Physicians of Canada MAINPRO-C (13.5 credits)
•Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM): Continuing Education and Professional Development
•Ontario College of Pharmacists (13.5 credits)
•Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (14 CEU Points: Category 1 – Core Courses)
•University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Medical Education
•University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development (13.5  credits)
 

 Affiliation/Partnerships

 
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development
 

 Course resources

 
​Participants will be provided with a course manual and variety of resources at the training.
 

 Registration

 
Applications for the TEACH Certificate Program are submitted online via the TEACH website and are subject to review. Each time you apply for a course you must complete the full online application. Applications open approximately eight weeks prior to each Certificate Program offering.  Application does not ensure registration.
 

 Contact

 
E-mail teach@camh.ca or call​ 416-535-8501 x31600

 

 

 

 

 

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