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Training for Primary Care Providers - Brief Tobacco Interventions

INSTITUTION

POLHN

SUBJECT

Training for primary care providers

MODULES

06

courses

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.

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.

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.

Getting Started
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.
Module 1 - The role of primary care providers in tobacco control and tobacco dependence treatment
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.
Module 2 - Basics of tobacco use and tobacco dependence
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.
Module 3 - Overview of brief tobacco interventions
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.
Module 4 - Asking, advising and assessing readiness to quit
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.
Module 5 - Dealing with low motivation
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 - Assisting and arranging for follow-up
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.
Final Course Assessment Quiz

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Course Questions & Answers

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Yes, this course has recommended and additional readings. These can all be easily accessed on Moodle.
There is no time limit for completing this course. POLHN recommends spending about 4 hours per week over the period of 6 weeks.
Once you enrol yourself into this course on Moodle you will have access to all the lectures and assignments.
Once you successfully complete your course by completing all the modules and passing all the assessment, your certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email. You can also access all your certificates through our online certificate verification system here: https://polhn.org/verify. If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at support@polhn.org and we will help you.

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.

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This course provides a basic introduction to tobacco interventions. It particularly assists healthcare providers to improve their skills and confidence in assisting tobacco users to quit.

Training for Primary Care Providers - Brief Tobacco Interventions

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