UPDATE: The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma Program has been redesigned and updated to bring you a more interactive and seamless learning experience. The new program is called the Addiction Care and Treatment Online Certificate and has formally launched in partnership with UBC Continuing Professional Development and the UBC School of Nursing effective February 13, 2019. If you would like to finish this current course, please do so before April 1, 2019, as it will be disabled after this date. Of note, you can gain this certificate and CME credits as well as the new certificate and additional CME credits with the newly launched program. We highly encourage you to register for the new program as there is brand new content available to you, including a cannabis use disorder module. If interested, please register here.

Accreditation Statement

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This course has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Division of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning course meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 16.0 Mainpro+ credits. This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program eligible for up to 16.0 MOC Section 3 credits (16.0 credit hours) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada. Remember to visit MAINPORT ePortfolio to record your learning and outcomes (credits are automatically tripled). Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent in the activity.

For additional information please email us at diploma@cfenet.ubc.ca.

By participating in this comprehensive online program, learners will build competence in substance use care and addiction medicine by:
  • Incorporating screening, diagnosis, and brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance use disorders in clinical practice
  • Selecting the appropriate pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions based on the best evidence as well as individual patient needs, circumstances, and preferences
  • Providing safe and effective treatment to patients and their families throughout the induction, maintenance, and/or discontinuation process across the continuum of care for substance use disorders
  • Setting treatment goals, monitoring and evaluating progress, and providing patient-centered support across the continuum of care for substance use disorders
  • Appreciating the complexity of substance use disorders, diversity of care, and providing informed referrals to evidence-based support services
  • Promoting recovery, safety, wellness, and harm reduction to improve patient care and support for those with substance use disorders
  • Implementing strategies for safer prescribing practices for medications with abuse/diversion potential (i.e. opioids for analgesia, benzodiazepines)

Course Materials

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