This course is a part of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program. 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 illness. The course consists of six self-directed online modules, which are open for six weeks.
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
- define 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 illness 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.
Certification and Accreditation
Participants interested in obtaining a Certificate in Opioid Dependence Treatment must complete the Opioid use disorder treatment (OUDT) course plus three or four elective courses to meet the certificate requirement of a total of 39 or more hours.
This course is accredited for:
- The College of Family Physicians of Canada - 9.5 Mainpro+ credits (1 credit/hour); program ID 195204-001
Online course. This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer.