Online CAMH Opioid Dependence Treatment Core Course (Sept 26 - Nov 25)

From: November 25, 2016
To: November 25, 2016

The Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development at the University of Calgary is offering an online course in CAMH Opioid Dependence Treatment from September 26 - November 25, 2016. This course is the foundation of the Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program. In this core course, physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors/case managers learn skills and review guidelines for effective and safe management of clients receiving methadone buprenorphine maintenance treatment for opioid dependence. The course is designed to promote interprofessional collaboration among the health care team involved in opioid dependence treatment.

After successfully completing the program, participants will be able to:

- Explain the pharmacology of opiates and how they affect the brain
- Assess patients for opioid dependence based on the DSM-IV criteria
- Differentiate abstinence based treatment and withdrawal management from methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment
- Decide on the appropriate treatment modality for the opioid-dependent client
- Implement safe prescribing, dosing, and dispensing of methadone and buprenorphine
- Incorporate urine drug testing into opioid maintenance treatment program
- Include counselling and case management in methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment
- Demonstrate interprofessional collaboration when providing opioid dependence treatment with methadone and buprenorphine

For more information and to register for the course, please visit or view the course brochure.


Maria Podio

Diane Simpson