This course will provide students with a comprehensive overview of tobacco and tobacco-related issues from a public health perspective. The course focuses on patterns, determinants and health effects of tobacco use, the causes, impacts and interventions regarding nicotine addiction, and the prevention of tobacco use. Topics will include epidemiology, nicotine addiction, genetic factors, health effects, treatment issues, prevention, and program and policy issues. Students will be exposed to experts in the field who bring real world experience in tobacco control in addition to academic expertise. This course is targeted to community health and health studies students in both professional and research degree programs, as well as students in the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies. Qualified students from all disciplines are encouraged to register. Live web cast technologies allow students from universities across Canada to take this course in real time. Lectures are not archived.
Dr. Michael ChaitonOntario Tobacco Research Unit
Dr. Roberta FerrenceOntario Tobacco Research Unit
Dr. Sean BarrettDalhousie University
Dr. Peter BrinkLakehead University
Dr. David HammondUniversity of Waterloo
Dr. Alison HollowayMcMaster University
University of Toronto