This graduate 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. Webcast technology allows students from universities across Canada to take this course.
Dr. Michael ChaitonUniversity of Toronto
Dr. Roberta FerrenceOntario Tobacco Research Unit
Dr. Sean BarrettDalhousie University
Dr. Peter BrinkLakehead University
Dr. Alison HollowayMcMaster University
Dr. Harry PrapavessisUniversity of Western Ontario
University of Toronto