This page presents two courses—the Opioid Dependence Treatment (ODT) core course and the Opioid Use Disorder Treatment course.
The ODT core course is for physicians, pharmacists, counsellors and nurses. The new Opioid Use Disorder Treatment course is only for Ontario pharmacists and New Brunswick nurse practitioners. Pharmacists should register for only one of the courses. Do not register for both courses. More information is below.
This page presents information about course accreditation, registration dates and costs specific to Ontario. For the overall course description, learning objectives, delivery method, target audience and information about the ODT certificate please visit the main page for the ODT core course.
Note for physicians
Please review the CPSO's requirement for prescribing methadone in Ontario: https://www.cpso.on.ca/Member-Information/Assessments/Methadone-Program
Note for pharmacists
Ensure staff are trained
Pharmacists should have the necessary knowledge, skills and judgement to provide MMT in accordance with the Opioid Policy, prior to engaging in this practice. The Designated Manager (DM) and at least one staff pharmacist of community pharmacies dispensing methadone must complete mandatory education and training.
Mandatory Initial Training
About the course content
In these courses, the instructions for methadone prescribing are aligned with the Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical Guidelines, published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) in 2011
Instructions for dispensing methadone are aligned with the Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) and Dispensing Policy of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP).
This program was accredited by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, University of Toronto, and was awarded with the following credits:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
October 16 – November 16
Online course begins October 16
One-day workshop in Toronto, Saturday November 16
To register, please click the link below
Please note: These are not included in course fees. You can purchase the CAMH publications at http://store.camh.ca
For all course participants:
For counsellor and nurses in a case manager role:
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