TEACH Specialty Course: Integrated Chronic Disease Management and Prevention
TEACH courses are interdisciplinary and targeted towards practitioners who have the ability to deliver intensive cessation counselling. There is no minimum educational or professional requirement to attend TEACH courses.
Date and Time:
Online – refer to www.teachproject.ca for upcoming offerings.
13.5 hours (over five weeks)
For more information on cost, visit www.teachproject.ca.
Prerequisite course offered by the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (4 modules, online, 10.5 hours)
TEACH Core Course (online, 19.5 hours)
This specialized course examines the five major modifiable risk factors (i.e., alcohol, stress, sleep, nutrition and physical activity), their contribution to the major non-communicable chronic diseases, and their impact on tobacco and tobacco dependence treatment. This course also highlights best practices and integrated strategies to address multiple modifiable risk factors during tobacco dependence treatment.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify the relationship between tobacco use disorder and other modifiable risk factors.
Describe strategies for screening and assessing tobacco use and other modifiable risk
Select tailored screening and assessment tools for use with clients who use tobacco and
have other modifiable risk factors.
Explain strategies for engaging clients who use tobacco and have other modifiable risk
Provide client-centred evidence-informed psychosocial interventions for clients who use
tobacco and have other modifiable risk factors.
Provide client-centred evidence-informed pharmacological interventions for clients who
use tobacco and have other modifiable risk factors.
Identify barriers and enablers to an integrated approach to addressing multiple modifiable
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification
Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario
Affiliation and Partnerships
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine: Continuing Education and Professional Development
Applications for TEACH courses are submitted online via the TEACH website and are subject to review. Each time you apply for a course you must complete the full online application. Application does not ensure registration.