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Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association
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Medication Assessment and Management

(formerly known as Medication Review Services)
(8.0 CEUs)

Learn how to provide high quality medication assessment and management services to your patients and earn 8 CEUs with our newly revised and updated continuing professional development program.


Pharmacists in different provinces across Canada are now reimbursed for many medication review, medication assessment and care plan professional services. This two-part Continuing Education Certificate course provides community pharmacists with basic knowledge and processes, as well as practical exercises, to begin delivering high-quality medication assessment and management services to their patients.

Program Outline and Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the three main components of Medication Reviews: Medication Assessment, Care Plan, and follow up evaluation.
  2. Identify essential information to elicit for a Medication Assessment.
  3. Reflect on a systematic approach for identifying drug-therapy problems (DTPs).
  4. Identify and describe the components of a Care Plan and a follow up evaluation.
  5. Develop a written Care Plan for a patient scenario including solution focused suggestions, monitoring, and a follow-up plan.
  6. Use criteria to self-assess the completeness and effectiveness of a Care Plan.
  7. Reflect on how a Care Plan can be implemented in the community pharmacy practice setting.
  8. Reflect on elements of successful communication and collaboration with other health care professionals as it pertains to Medication Review/Medication Assessment.
  9. List essential components of a documentation note in a Medication Review/Medication Assessment.
  10. Complete a written documentation note for a patient scenario.
  11. Utilize criteria to self-assess the effectiveness of a documentation note.
  12. Identify steps for further learning and available resources to complete Medication Reviews efficiently and effectively and develop an Action Plan to address further learning.

Modules include:

  • Module 1: Assessing, Identifying DTPs and Developing Care Plans (5 CEUs)
  • Module 2: Implementing Care Plans and Documentation (3 CEUs)

Accreditation and Completion Requirements

This two-module course has been accredited as a continuing education certificate program under file #8002-2016-1789 for 8.0 CEUs by the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA), a CCCEP-approved accredited provider. To earn the continuing education certificate for each module, participants must complete all module requirements including all quizzes, written assignments, self-assessments and self-reflective activities. Complete details on these items are provided within the program.

Participants who achieve the certificates of completion may state that they hold a:

  • Continuing Education Certificate in Medication Assessment and Management:
    Module 1 (Assessing, Identifying DTPs and Developing Care Plans)
  • Continuing Education Certificate in Medication Assessment and Management:
    Module 2 (Implementing Care Plans and Documentation)

The course certificates do not provide participants with professional certification credentials.

The current CCCEP accreditation expires on June 24, 2017. CPhA will renew the program accreditation at that time. Please note: in no way does this affect program participants. It is just our way of ensuring our programs have the most current and accurate information available. Please feel free to register at any time, regardless of the accreditation expiry date.

System Requirements

This is a computer-based online course and operates on the UW LEARN platform. You will need:

  •  A desktop or laptop/notebook computer; the course is not optimized for  tablets or smartphones
  •  High-speed Internet access
  •  Recommended Internet browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Safari
  •  Soundcard and speakers or headphones
  •  Adobe Acrobat Reader
  •  Adobe Flash

For more information run a test of your computer system.

Tools and resources

Check out our supplementary free webinar archive presentation on Implementing Medication Reviews in Your Busy Pharmacy; part of our ongoing Pharmacy Practice Webinar Series (unaccredited).