Tobacco Dependence and Treatment

Who is this course for?

Medical and paramedical professionals, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, drug and alcohol counsellors interested in tobacco smoking, nicotine addiction and appropriate evidence based smoking cessation techniques.

Who offers the course?

Brain & Mind Research Institute (BMRI)

Level of assumed/required knowledge

Knowledge and experience consistent with course target audience listed above.

Course overview

The goals of the course are to:

  • Understand tobacco dependency
  • Understand tobacco withdrawals and relapse
  • Understand and initiate evidence-based interventions
  • Understand drug interactions
  • Develop insights regarding special groups

Course duration

This course is offered in two modes:

Block mode
3 consecutive days during the second semester

Weekly mode
One 2 hour session per week over 13 weeks.

How is the course assessed?

Case presentations and written assignments.

Can this course contribute to an academic degree?

Tobacco Dependence and Treatment BMRI 5025 is 6 credit points towards a Masters in Brain and Mind Sciences, and other Medical Science, Pharmacy and Psychology Masters Degrees of The University of Sydney.

Course delivery

100 Mallett Street

Course cost


Course dates

Block mode runs 3 times per year.
Weekly mode runs once during the second semester.

2014 dates are to be confirmed.

Is this course accredited for CME points?

AASCP (Australian Association of Smoking Cessation Professionals).

All other professional bodies accredit on a case by case basis.

Further information and registration

For enquiries regarding the next available course contact the relevant course coordinator (details below)

Contact person/Course coordinator

For Block mode email Chloe Sharp at
For Weekly mode email

Last updated

October 2013