HLTH 4511: Introduction to Problematic Substance Use and Approaches for its Prevention and Treatment

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This is the first course in a series of five that culminates in the Interprofessional Substance Use Practice Certificate. This certificate program was created in response to a recognized need for the development of competency-based training programs for workers involved in the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders. The certificate program courses are unique in that they have been developed collaboratively by academics and veteran front-line substance use prevention and treatment workers (practitioners, managers, directors, and policy makers). This means that the knowledge, skills, and attributes of course graduates should reflect those desired by employers.

 

Course Content

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Lesson 1: Self-Recognition of Ones Own Attitudes and Beliefs About Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 2: Understanding the Biology of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 3: Psychological Determinants of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 4: Understanding the Social Risk and Protective Factors in Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 5: Evidence-Based Practice in the Substance Use Workforce—Developing Skills for Finding the Best Evidence

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Lesson 6: Evidence-Based Practice in the Substance Use Workforce—Developing Skills for Critically Appraising and Applying the Best Evidence

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Lesson 7: Established and Innovative Approaches for the Treatment and Prevention of Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders: What Should We Be Aiming for in the Treatment and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 8: Effectiveness of Interventions Used in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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Lesson 9: Interventions Used in the Prevention of Substance Use

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Lesson 10: Introduction to Stigma and its Impact on the Delivery of Care

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Lesson 11: Strategies to Reduce the Stigma of Substance Use

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Lesson 12: Diversity Within Canada's Substance Use Workforce—The Need for Interprofessional Collaboration