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Diagnosing Substance Use Disorder:
An Interactive E-learning Module

This is an interactive e-learning module for University of Toronto medical students, focusing on diagnosing and prescribing medications for substance use disorder.


The module includes an animated patient interview, delving into the patient’s background and history of substance use. This approach sets the stage for a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.


Complementing the animation is an interactive quiz that challenges students to prescribe suitable medications. By allowing students to input their answers and compare them with sample responses, the quiz serves as a powerful tool to reinforce key learning objectives.


Medical students


Dr. Ahmed Hassan

Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry

U of T

Roles and Responsibilities

Character Design 

Character Animation

Interactive Module Development


Abeeshan Selvabaskaran


Interactive module


April 2023


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe After Effects

Articulate Storyline

Process work 

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Research & Script 

A preliminary script is formulated, aligning with the SCID-5-CV criteria (Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 Disorders), as reviewed by Dr. Hassan and medical fellows.


Character Design 
& 2D Assets Production

Casir, a patient who sustained multiple injuries in an accident, was prescribed Percocet and subsequently developed an addiction. Dr. Abby is the physician guiding the interviews throughout the animation.

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Animation production

Character rigging was completed in Adobe After Effects. 

Interactive Module Development

The interactive component is developed in Articulate Storyline 360.

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Style Guide

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