Prescribing for Minor Ailments - The Fundamentals

Animated image of pharmacist in a pharmacy with two patients 

CCCEP accredited logo with program number and expiry dateThis 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.

Developed as a collaborative effort between the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Nardine Nakhla, PharmD, acted as lead author. Other therapeutic/condition sections authored by:

  • Brett Barrett, BScH, BScPhm
  • Kristi Butt, PharmD
  • Karen Riley, BScPhm, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, BCACP, CDE, DPLA
  • Michael Boivin, BScPhm, CTH, CDE, CTE
  • Kelly Grindrod, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc

This course has been accredited by the Canadian Council for Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for up to 9 CEUs.

Learning objectives:

For each minor ailment condition, participants should be able to*:

  • Describe the pathophysiology
  • Identify possible causes and risk factors
  • Apply the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process (PPCP) necessary for a patient consultation

*Note, specific learning objectives for each individual module may differ slightly.


CCCEP Accredited providerDiscounts for this course are available to OPA members and the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy community (e.g. UWaterloo alumni, students, employees, and co-op supervisors/preceptors). If you are not an OPA member, but are a part of the UWaterloo School of Pharmacy community, please register through our UWaterloo discount course page.

OPA member/UWaterloo School of Pharmacy community: $199.00

Regular price: $299.00

Please note, discounts will not be provided retroactively. If you are unsure whether you qualify for a discount, please contact before completing your registration. For information regarding volume discounts, please contact

Last update: Dec 22, 2022