Please note that this course is not part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
The use of alcohol is highly prevalent in Canada, and alcohol use problems are common in most clinical practices. This course is designed for physicians and other front-line clinicians consists of five self-directed online modules that explore the impact of alcohol problems, ways to better identify problematic alcohol use, and treatments for alcohol use disorder using both medications and psychosocial treatment approaches. This five-week course is designed to help enhance participants' knowledge and skills to more effectively engage and treat clients with alcohol use problems through various instructional activities, such as case scenarios, interactive review questions, individual activities and end-of-module quizzes.
- Module 1: Introduction to alcohol use problems
- Module 2: Screening, assessment and brief interventions
- Module 3: Withdrawal management
- Module 4: Pharmacotherapy for alcohol use problems
- Module 5: Psychosocial treatment approaches
After successfully completing this course, participants will be able to:
- identify the short-term and long-term health impacts of alcohol use
- identify clinical signs and symptoms of problem drinking
- describe screening tools available to identify a person with alcohol use problems
- explain the components of a comprehensive assessment for alcohol use disorder
- describe how to access and treat alcohol withdrawal
- explain the medications prescribed for the treatment of alcohol use disorder
- describe commonly used psychosocial treatment approaches for alcohol use disorder
Please note that this course is NOT part of the Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program.
To successfully meet the course requirements and receive a letter of completion, participants are expected to:
- complete the pre- and post course learning surveys
- allocate a minimum of two to three hours per module
- read all course content
- complete the quiz at the end of each module
- complete the course evaluation
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 Family Physicians of Canada - 12 Mainpro+ credits
- Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada - 12 Section 1 hours
Affiliation and Partnerships
The continuing education event has been designated as a U of T Accredited event.
Self-directed online course
Please note: This course requires you to use an internet browser, but the system does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. Do not use that to access the course. Instead, use one of the following:
- Apple Safari
- Google Chrome
- Microsoft Edge
- Mozilla Firefox
For more details, please read the browser and compatibility support page.
Please review the cancellation policy.