The Distance Education and Continuing Professional Development unit at the School of Pharmacy offers continuing professional development (CPD) programs for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, affiliated health care professionals and members of the general public. Programs are designed to improve patient outcomes by increasing therapeutic knowledge for practitioners.
Our programs aim to facilitate practice change and increase interprofessional collaboration, and are built around three themes:
Featured Course - Pharmacogenomics for Healthcare Providers: The Basics
Pharmacogenomics is the study of how genes affect an individual’s response to drugs. This new course reviews therapeutic areas where pharmacogenomics can influence healthcare provider decisions. It is CCCEP-accredited and provides 8.5 continuing education units of content.
The participant will begin by completing a self-assessment of their genetics knowledge and an introduction to pharmacogenomics. This is followed by in-depth lessons on:
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- HLA Types
- Current State of Pharmacogenetics
The course employs the latest innovations in online learning and includes case-based application exercises, instructive animations, and a discussion board where students can interact with course author Blake Ziegler, a pharmacist and adjunct professor with Waterloo Pharmacy. Register at the registration page. Discounts available to alumni, co-op supervisors and preceptors: email email@example.com for more information.
Current program offerings include:
A unique, award-winning online learning program for pharmacists, dietitians and other healthcare practitioners . Improve your ability to identify, prevent and manage clinically relevant drug-nutrient interactions.
A course offered by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (developed with the participation and support of Waterloo Pharmacy)
A course offered in partnership with Waterloo Centre for Extended Learning and The Centre for Family Medicine. Please see the course registration page whether space is available on your preferred clinic dates.
Programs in development:
We have more offerings in the works. Watch for announcements here and on Twitter: @UWPharmacy.
Do you have a great idea for a CPD course? Please complete our short Needs Assessment Survey to let us know!
Programs from partner organizations:
- Smoking cessation
- Pharmacist Health Coaching
- Injection and Immunization Certificate Program
- Injection and Immunization Supplemental Program
Also, check out Ontario Pharmacists Association's (OPA's) 2017 Professional Development Lineup.
Explore recorded CPD sessions from Waterloo Pharmacy events.
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Last Updated: September 15, 2017