Professional development

The Lifelong Learning team 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. 

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Looking to advance your clinical, teaching and research skills? Check out our MPharm program in Advanced Pharmacy Practice.

NEW! CCCEP Accredited Provider Status

CCCEP Accredited Provider logoAs of January 2022, we achieved Accredited Provider status from the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP), a national organization established to accredit continuing pharmacy education programs.

As an Accredited Provider, we demonstrate compliance with high quality, proven continuing pharmacy education standards and guidelines

More information about our program and policies can be found in the CPD Policy Manual [PDF].

Note: To increase the security and protection of your uWaterloo account you will be required to enrol in the University's 2 Factor Authentication service (2FA) to gain access to our online learning management system - LEARN. 

Featured Course: Prescribing for Minor Ailments - The Fundamentals

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Developed as a collaborative effort between the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, this series of multimedia modules, directed at pharmacistspharmacy students and other healthcare providers, provides current information about common conditions and highlights the difference between over-the-counter consults and minor ailment prescribing services.

It's accredited by the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for up to 9 CEUs. See the prescribing for minor ailments course page for more information and to register.

This course may be eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) funding. Please visit the University of Waterloo’sMicro-credential and OSAP funding website for details and how to apply. 

Current program offerings include:

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care Continuing Education Program

This award-winning series of multimedia modules, directed at community-based practitioners, provides current information about the consequences of use of antimicrobial agents, general principles for antimicrobial stewardship in primary care, as well as strategies to optimize antimicrobial use in a variety of common clinical scenarios.

It's accredited for physicians and pharmacists for up to 5 Mainpro+ credits/CEUs. For more information and to register, please visit the AMS course page.

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Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy (MOAT)

A fully online course offered in partnership with Waterloo Centre for Extended Learning and The Centre for Family Medicine.

This award-winning program has been accredited for a maximum of 25 CEUs (1 CEU/hour) by Continuing Pharmacy Education, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University (expires February 22, 2023).

In 2019, it received the Best Non-Credit Program (under 48 hours) award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE).

Please see the MOAT course registration page for further details (registration closes one week after the course begins).

    Upcoming MOAT Program Start Dates:

    • Nov 7, 2022
    • Jan 16, 2023
    • Mar 6, 2023
    • May 2, 2023
    • July 10, 2023
    • Sept 11, 2023
    • Nov 7, 2023


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