LIVE CHAT

9.30AM - 7PM Mon-Fri

MENUMENU

Training for Primary Care Providers - Brief Tobacco Interventions

Request more info Enrol now Download the POLHN handbook
The WHO e-Learning course "Training for primary care providers: brief tobacco interventions" is converted from Part III of WHO training package "Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care", which was published in 2013 to assist countries in taking one of their first steps towards providing comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment to all tobacco users by integrating brief tobacco interventions (brief advice) into primary care.
The WHO e-Learning course is accessible to anyone free of charge.
WHO encourages primary care providers worldwide to attend this training to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence to assist tobacco users in quitting as part of routine practice in primary care.

Key Features of the Course


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Embrace the role of primary care providers in tobacco control;
  • Understand the social, economic and health impacts of tobacco use on tobacco users and others;
  • Be able to conduct different kinds of tobacco interventions; and
  • Know how to use different tools to motivate and assist tobacco users to quit.


Modules

This course provides a basic introduction to tobacco interventions. It is converted from part of a WHO training package entitled "Strengthening health systems for treating tobacco dependence in primary care". This was published in 2013 to assist countries in taking their first steps towards providing comprehensive tobacco dependence treatment to all tobacco users by integrating brief interventions in primary care. This training will particularly assist primary healthcare providers to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence to assist tobacco users in quitting as part of routine practice in primary care.
This presents an introduction to the possible roles of health professionals in tobacco control and tobacco dependence treatment. This module also focuses on brief tobacco interventions.
Describes the health, social and economic impact of tobacco use on tobacco users and on others. This module also explains common misconceptions held by tobacco users, benefits of quitting the tobacco use and challenges to smoking.
Focuses on the purpose and population impact of a brief tobacco intervention, tobacco interventions models, and gives an overview of the 5As model and its practice.
As the name indicates, module 4 looks at how to ask and advise a patient about tobacco use, while giving examples of personalized advice. This module also covers how to assess a person's readiness to quit tobacco.
This provides a how-to guide in helping people who are unmotivated or unwilling to quit tobacco. This module also covers overview and examples of the 5Rs brief tobacco intervention model, tips for implementing the 5Rs and tools for motivating the tobacco users.
Module 6 is concerned with how to assist tobacco users to stop tobacco use and how to help them with a quit plan. It also covers how to act during follow-up. At the end of this module students will also have to review each stage of brief intervention.
Dear Student, you need to pass this quiz in order to get the certificate.
Important: In order to access the completion certificate, the students need to complete the feedback form. Please click on the following link to provide your feedback.

How It Works

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.

Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.

Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

Course Summary

Course code: TPCP-BTI
Average length: 25 minutes
Effort: 2 - 3 hours
Number of modules: 06
Institution: World Health Organisation
Subject: Training for primary care providers
Language: English
Mode: Self-paced
Status: Ongoing

Request More Info

Recommended For You

courses

Training on the Package of Essential NCD Interventions (PEN) Protocols 1 and 2 -CVD Risk-based Management-Protocol 1

courses

Training on the Package of Essential NCD Interventions (PEN) Protocols 1 and 2 -CVD Risk-based Management-Protocol 2

courses

Investigation and Response to Food Safety Incidents and Emergencies

courses

Infection Prevention and Control (Advanced)

Sign up to our newsletter

The POLHN newsletter is sent out monthly to subscribers and students. This contains information on the latest POLHN news, featured courses, and sponsorship opportunities. Sign up below to stay up-to-date.

© Copyrights are reserved to Pacific Open Learning Health Net, 2019

Disclaimer: This website is made possible by the support of the Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS) through the World Health Organisation (WHO). The information provided on this website is not official WHO information and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of WHO. Read our full Privacy and Copyright Policies.