CPD Activities


This review aims to provide an evidence-based update for pharmacists on available emergency contraceptive options to assist women in their decision-making and ensure their practice aligns with the current requirements …

Constipation is a common presentation in pharmacy, with many causes and different treatment and management options available, including diet and lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapies. The presenters of this two-episode podcast …

Presentations of many conditions that feature abdominal pain are similar and can be difficult to differentiate. It is vitally important for pharmacists to be able to identify the red flags …

More than one in five Australians do not get enough vitamin D. Pharmacists are well placed to provide advice on lifestyle changes and appropriate use of supplements for individuals to …

Treating allergic rhinitis early in the allergy season with intranasal corticosteroids reduces its impact. By Dr Brett MacFarlane, PhD, BPharm (Hons), Chief Pharmacist, Australasian College of Pharmacy Learning objectives After …

This webinar is aimed at pharmacists wishing to understand the human immune system and the role that micronutrients play in its function. Our three experts share their in-depth knowledge on …

This article discusses the recommended management pathway of acute low back pain (LBP) in primary care, including the ‘red flags’ that pharmacists should be aware of for referral. In particular, …

Cough is among the most common conditions for which patients seek the advice of community pharmacists. By David McLaren, BPharmSci, MPharm, MPH, professional development pharmacist, Australasian College of Pharmacy Learning …

Workplace bullying is a thorny topic for employers and employees alike. Like many issues around human interaction, it can be difficult to understand exactly what constitutes bullying, what recourse we …

Pharmacists have an important role in improving patients’ awareness about menopause, MHT options and treatment adherence. They also have a role in assisting prescribers when MHT medicines are in shortage …

This article discusses the clinical presentation of endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia and polycystic ovarian syndrome, and the role that metformin has in the management of each condition. By Kevin de Vries, …

There is no cure for restless legs syndrome, however, by providing appropriate advice, pharmacists can help their patients manage the disorder and minimise symptoms. By Dr Louis Roller PhD, MSc, …

Many medicines may cause weight gain, which can result in non-adherence. This article aims to examine choices of medication for common medical conditions that have the least negative impact on …

While effective treatment is available, osteoporosis remains undertreated. Pharmacists are well placed to identify patients at high risk of osteoporosis and fracture using validated risk assessment tools, and optimise their …

Providing evidence-based reassurance and information regarding the safety and efficacy of the modern hormonal contraceptive methods is an essential role of community pharmacists. In this first of two articles on …