MHA101 – Understanding Substance Abuse


Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12 or OSSD Equivalent
  • Mature Student with Wonderlic SLE min. cut score minimum 14 on test

Delivery Mode: Online

Course Fees: $485.00 (with eTextbook)
Other Compulsory Fees: Registration Fee: $100.00, Shipping/Handling Fee $61.00
Additional Cost: Textbook $175.00 (Hard Copy)
Course Hours: 60 Hours
Course Intake: Every Monday
Department: PT – Continuing Education


In this subject, students will explore a spectrum of substance use disorders and the compounds commonly misused. Topics include: anabolic steroids, inhalants, infectious diseases associated with substance misuse, and the medical marijuana debate. Students will also learn about synthetic drugs; preferred language in referring to those who struggle with substance use disorders as well as substance use and misuse in older adults.


North Bay Campus or Online –

Knowledge Competencies
Describes and applies background or contextual knowledge of substance use required to property inform more specific aspects of a professional’s work with clients and their families.