New Clinical Education Courses for BC Pharmacists on Minor Ailments and Contraception
In August 2023, UBC’s Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development Program (UBC CPPD) launched three new accredited, case-based, clinical education modules focused on minor ailment conditions. These modules have been designed specifically to support BC Pharmacists in their changing scope of work and are being offered at no additional cost.
The following courses are now available on UBC CPPD’s Minor Ailments and Contraception Service Canvas Catalog:
MACS: Case-Based Learning - Contraception
This course provides an opportunity for pharmacists to learn how best to select, discuss, prescribe and counsel patients on hormonal contraceptives. Learners will receive practical advice on how to utilize available resources to assess and manage potential contraindications, drug-drug interactions related to hormonal contraceptives and when to refer patients to physicians. This course comes with clinical cases along with SOAP format and suggested responses for pharmacists to review.
MACS: Case-Based Learning - Emergency Contraception
Available to BC licensed pharmacists and student pharmacists. This course addresses key considerations such as continuity of care, health care navigation for trauma care and STI screening when providing emergency contraceptive recommendation through patient centered care approach.
MACS: Tobacco Use Disorder
Available to BC licensed pharmacists and student pharmacists. This course provides pharmacists with an overview of tobacco use disorder and details how to approach patients to encourage them to cease tobacco use and address their nicotine dependence. Learners will explore how and what to assess, the different pharmacotherapy options that can be prescribed, what to monitor, and when to follow up. This course highlights many of the high-quality resources already available to both patients and practitioners alike in British Columbia.