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Basic Pharmacology in Mental Health and Substance Use Online Course

​Description/Learning Objectives

This seven-week course focuses on the basic pharmacology of mental health problems and substance use. It is for front-line workers, care providers, case managers and clinicians working in mental health and substance use programs. Topic areas covered include pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, how neurotransmitters work, and the effects of psychiatric medications and substance use on the brain. 


​This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.

Electives must be taken within a four-year period after completing the core course; any courses taken prior to the core program will not count toward the certificate. Participants will need to either re-take those courses or select electives that they have not previously taken.

The Concurrent Disorders Core Course must be taken first and then you will need to complete only 2 electives (listed below):


Registration Fee

$350 Registration Fee

$175 CAMH Staff Fee


This course can be taken alone; however, it qualifies as an elective for the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.


University of Toronto


January 18 - March 20, 2016


If you wish to register for this course, please click on the link below:

At this time, we are not accepting cheques, due to a variety of issues surrounding this form of payment for our courses.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Refunds for advance (prior to start date) cancellation will be subject to an administrative fee of $50.00.
Withdrawals from a course are accepted within one week from the course's start date and is subject to an administrative fee of $100.00
Cancellation notice must be communicated in writing by email.



Robyn Steidman

Education Assistant

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