Please note that this course is NOT part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
In this new five-week course designed for physicians and other front-line clinicians, five self-directed, online modules explore the impact of alcohol problems and the use of common pharmacotherapies and psychosocial treatments for alcohol use disorder.
Module 1: Introduction to alcohol problems
Module 2: Screening, assessment and brief intervention
Module 3: Withdrawal management
Module 4: Pharmacotherapy for alcohol problems
Module 5: Psychosocial treatment approaches
This course is for health care practitioners and aims to enhance their knowledge and skills to more effectively identify, assess and treat clients with alcohol use problems. The course includes various instructional activities, such as case scenarios, interactive review questions and end-of-module quizzes.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
identify the short-term and long-term health impacts of alcohol use
identify clinical signs and symptoms of problem drinking
identify screening tools available to identify a person with alcohol problems
describe the components of a comprehensive assessment for alcohol use disorder
describe how to assess and treat patients experiencing alcohol withdrawal
explain the medications prescribed for the treatment of alcohol use disorder
describe commonly used psychosocial treatment approaches for alcohol use disorder.
Certification and Accreditation
The continuing education event has been designated as a U of T Accredited event and awarded with the following credits:
The College of Familiy Physicians of Canada - 10.5 Mainpro+ credits
Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - 10.5 Section 1 hours
Participants will receive a Letter of Completion at the end of the course.
Affiliation and Partnerships
The continuing education event has been designated as a U of T Accredited event.