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Distance Education & Continuing Professional Development

 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. 

Current program offerings include:

Drug-Nutrient Interactions - 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.

* Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE) 2016 Program Awards - Non-credit programming under 48 hours

It allowed me to gather new knowledge & apply it in practice.

- Nicholas Martineau, Dietitian

...a very informative, practical course that I will recommend to others. The quizzes were practical reviews... how refreshing!

- Lynn Halliday, Pharmacist

Orientation to Pharmacy in Long-term Care and Residential Care Facilities, offered by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (developed with the participation and support of University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy)

Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (MOAT), offered in partnership with Waterloo Centre for Extended Learning and The Centre for Family Medicine. In-person clinic dates for 2017 are posted below. Please see the course registration page whether space is available on your preferred clinic dates.

2017 MOAT Clinic Dates

  • January 19, 23, 26
  • February 9, 13, 16
  • March 9, 13, 16
  • March 30, April 3, 6
  • April 27, May 1, 4
  • May 15, 18, 25
  • June 15, 19, 22
  • July 13, 17, 20
  • August 14, 17, 21
  • September 14, 18, 21
  • October 19, 23, 26
  • November 23, 27, 30
  • December 14, 18, 21

PharmD Bridging Program (for Waterloo BScPhm graduates only)

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:

Also, check out Ontario Pharmacists Association's (OPA's) 2017 Professional Development Lineup.

Last Updated: January 20, 2017