Self-Paced Course

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a medical condition. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based model for managing patients with SUD. The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has mandated that dental students must achieve competency in the management of SUD. The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) developed this SBIRT curriculum for use by U.S. dental schools. The curriculum consists of three core modules that are supported by resource and reference material. The modules are the Foundational Knowledge Module (FKM), Case-Based Module (CBM) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Module. Students can expect to acquire knowledge about SUD in the FKM, develop an appreciation for the values of managing patients with SUD during the CBM and then apply and assess their SBIRT clinical skills in the OSCE module. he AAAP wishes to partner with dental schools in furtherance of their educational goals. 

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Self-Paced Course

This 3.5-hour, self-paced course is for health, oral health, and behavioral health students and professionals. Learners will take part in an interactive, simulated new employee orientation on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use) in a fictional healthcare center. Participants will apply and test their knowledge through interactive games, case scenarios, and quizzes following each module. The goal of this course is to help participants develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in using SBIRT as an intervention with patients.

This course was developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) SBIRT Project located in the Collaborative to Advance Health Services, School of Nursing and Health Studies, with funding by grants TI025355 and TI026442 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has approved this online course as part of the credentialing process to provide SBIRT service to Medicaid-eligible patients.

Please note: This is a self-paced course that is open to the general public. If you are looking for a course that is specific to your institution, please see the other listings to locate your institution's version of the course.

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