New e-learning modules for pharmacists

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Guild), in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have developed two new e-learning modules for pharmacists.

The e-learning modules are said to be designed to help pharmacists increase their knowledge of the regulatory requirements applied to complementary medicines and the advertising of therapeutic goods.

“We are pleased to partner with the TGA and the Guild to produce these modules,” said PSA President Dr Chris Freeman. “I encourage pharmacists … to stay up-to-date on how medicines are regulated in Australia and the rules and requirements for advertising.”

TGA: Complementary medicines regulation module 

This module is designed to allow pharmacists to understand:

  1. The difference between listed and registered medicines.
  2. The difference between listed and assessed listed medicines.
  3. What the TGA assessed claim/symbol means.
  4. How to read a medicine label and determine if the medicine is registered, listed or assessed listed.

The module is accredited for one-hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credits). It can be converted to one-hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Advertising therapeutic goods: A guide for pharmacists

This module is designed to provide pharmacists with information on:

  1. Therapeutic goods advertising requirements, including the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code (No.2) 2018 (the Code).
  2. Information about the Code, including an overview of recent changes.
  3. Location of resources available to pharmacists regarding advertising.
  4. Pharmacy responsibilities in advertising with their own supplied advertising.
  5. Possible consequences of not complying with the advertising requirements.

The module has been credited for 1.25hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.25 CPD credits). It can be converted to 1.25 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 2.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Both modules are available on the PSA and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia websites.

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