Participants who are not pursing the Certificate have the option of taking elective courses independently.
This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to anticipate and respond to the common interactions between psychiatric medications and abuse of drugs. The course consists of five self-directed online modules, which are open for five weeks.
The course is an elective for the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
define drug interaction theory
describe the similarities between symptoms of mental health problems and substance use
list common interactions between antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and other drugs
list common interactions between antipsychotic medications, mood stabilizers and other drugs
anticipate, prevent and handle common interactions.
Certification and Accreditation
This course is held under the auspices of the office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This course meets the accreditation criteria of:
The College of Family Physicians of Canada – 9.0 Mainpro - M1 credits
The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada – 9.0 Section 1 credits
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.