The Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program has been developed to prepare physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors to provide a comprehensive range of services for people with opioid dependence.
The Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program has been developed to prepare physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors to provide a comprehensive range of services for people with opioid use disorder. All professionals are encouraged to complete the entire certificate program to improve their skills and knowledge in treating opioid use disorder. The certificate program is comprised of 39 hours, and the courses are accredited by the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Toronto for continuing medical education credits. To complete the certificate, individuals have to take the core course and two or three additional elective courses. Participants who are not pursuing the certificate have the option of taking elective courses independently.
The certificate program consists of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (ODT) and elective courses (listed below):
Advanced Issues in Opioid Dependence Treatment - (4.5 credit/hours)
This program uses a blended delivery format that includes online and face-to-face components.
Affiliation and Partnerships
This program 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.