DepartmentCenter for Addiction Medicine (CAM)
Minimum requirement for admissionCounsellors etc. who are directly involved with people using tobacco and interested in Tobacco cessation Bachelor degree or above Writing, speaking and understanding English
No. of Seats50
Duration of the Course30 hours spread over 3 months
Commencement of Course 
Brief Description of the CourseAn online program to enhance theoretical and practical knowledge of tobacco use disorder management in Health care professionals.  The course deals with Identification, screening for tobacco abuse and Tobacco use disorder and factors influencing it, Assessing the severity of tobacco addiction by using an objective scale, practicing basic counselling, communication skills and psychosocial intervention to prevent relapse. Prescribing over the counter Nicotine replacement therapy and knowledge about other pharmacotherapy and decision making about what can be managed by them and what needs to be referred to.
Course Coordinator & Contact detailsDr Prabhat Chand, Professor of Psychiatry, Centre for Addiction Medicine
FacultyDr Pratima Murthy Senior Professor of Psychiatry and Director NIMHANS
How to apply?Once the advertisement is out, application will be available online in the website.
Selection processAfter the expression of interest is filled, the institution will review the application and those who have fulfilled the criteria will be sent a link for the payment.