The Addiction Care and Treatment Online Course (ACTOC) is a comprehensive 22-module online-based course for health care providers that diagnose and treat patients with substance use disorders using evidence-based treatments along a continuum of care. Although this course is targeted towards health care providers, it is open to the general public. Anyone interested in learning about substance use disorders is encouraged to register for this course.
Designed in partnership by BC Centre for Substance Use, UBC Continuing Professional Development, and UBC School of Nursing.
STEP 1: Ready to get started? Click link below to register:
STEP 2: Already registered? Follow this link to access the course:
The initial evaluation showed that of the 6,985 participants who registered for the online course between May 2017 - February 2018, a total of 3,466 (49.62%) completed the online pretest questionnaire. Knowledge of the addiction medicine increased significantly post-certificate (mean difference 28.21; 95% CI 27.32 to 29.10; P<.001). This free, online, open-access certificate in addiction medicine appeared to improve knowledge of learners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Click here for access to this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31127722
Gorfinkel LR, Giesler A, Dong H, Wood E, Fairbairn N, Klimas J. Development and Evaluation of the Online Addiction Medicine Certificate: Free Novel Program in a Canadian Setting. JMIR Med Educ 2019;5(1):e12474.