OTRU recognizes that involving students and graduates early in their careers is an essential strategy in developing the next generation of researchers and practitioners with a commitment to tobacco control.
Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice
Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice is a comprehensive and evidence-based online course on tobacco control for public health professionals and others working in tobacco control. The online course is comprised of five in-depth modules: Tobacco Cessation, Prevention, Protection, Evaluation; and E-Cigarettes which can be taken either independently or in combination. The modules take approximately 3-4 hours to complete (Evaluation 3-5 hours, E-Cigarettes 2 hours). You will receive a Certificate of Completion for each module successfully finished.
Topics covered include the biology and patterns of tobacco and e-cigarette use; examples of programs, policies, and treatment options; strategies for addressing industry opposition; future directions in prevention, protection and cessation; and how to evaluate tobacco control initiatives.
Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society
The graduate-level course Tobacco and Health: From Cells to Society is offered via webinar to students across Canada through the Graduate Department of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of tobacco and tobacco-related issues from a public health perspective. Graduate and practicum students may conduct their thesis research under the supervision of scientists and complete their field practica at OTRU.
Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy
In Canada, the need for professionals trained specifically in public health policy has been identified as a top priority by government agencies at all levels. The Collaborative Specialization in Public Health Policy fills this niche, providing an exciting opportunity to become intellectually and actively involved in the complex tasks demanded by public health policy-making including: policy change; policy analysis; policy assessment; and policy structures and planning. This training program promotes an active, productive and collaborative multidisciplinary community of researchers, trainees, policymakers, educators and practitioners that works and learns together to address – from a policy perspective – the key issues compromising the public’s health at local, regional, national and global levels.