Description and Learning Objectives
This online course introduces the fundamental concepts of concurrent disorders, with a focus on best practices and research in the field. It is designed to provide physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors/case managers with the necessary information, skills and tools required to identify, screen and support clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health problems.
The course consists of six self-directed online modules, which are open for five weeks. The course is a part of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
- define what is concurrent disorders
- discuss the prevalence of concurrent disorders
- explain how psychoactive drugs and prescribed medications interact with mental health disorders
- implement screening and assessment for both substance use and mental health disorders to identify concurrent disorders
- appreciate the challenges and benefits of integrating mental health and addiction treatment at the service and system levels
- discuss the effects of values, beliefs and stigma on the delivery of care
- identify best practices for treatment and support for clients with concurrent disorders
Physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors/case managers.
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.
Participants interested in obtaining a Certificate in Opioid Dependence Treatment must complete the ODT Core Course plus three or four elective courses to meet the certificate requirement of a total of 39 or more hours.
All professionals are encouraged to complete the entire certificate program, to improve their skills and knowledge in treating opioid dependence. As of January 1, 2009, physicians are required to complete the certificate program within three years of receiving their methadone exemption.
Participants who are not pursing the Certificate have the option of taking elective courses independently.
The certificate program consists of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (ODT) and three or four elective courses (listed below):
- Advanced Issues in Opioid Dependence Treatment Course
- Medications and Drugs of Abuse Interactions in ODT Clients Online Course
- Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care Settings
- Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (ODT)
- Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
The course has been accredited for the following CME credits:
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada - 13.5 Mainpro-M1 credits;
- The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 13.5 Section 1 credits
University of Toronto
Course start date
September 19 - October 24, 2016
Please note that this course is not part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate.
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