CPD Activities


This article will discuss sarcopenia, its pathophysiology, effects, management strategies, and how pharmacists can support patients. We will explore the causes, risk factors and ways to prevent sarcopenia, and discuss …

Calcium and vitamin D are essential nutrients for skeletal growth and bone health.1 Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium—not having sufficient vitamin D levels can reduce calcium absorption …

What is the role of nutraceuticals in cardiovascular health, and what are the reasons for using them alongside statin therapy in the management of hypercholesterolaemia? By Chrysa Giannellis, consultant pharmacist …

The right support at the right time can enable people with dementia to maintain their independence and functional capacity for as long as possible. By Associate Professor Michael Woodward AM, …

Complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) are increasingly researched for bladder control and provide an option for conservative management or when other treatments have been unsuccessful. This article explores common bladder …

Experience, reflect and plan: exploring the ‘what, why and how’ of reflective practice, and what it can mean for pharmacists Good reflective practice expands and consolidates knowledge, skills, approaches, and …

Work health and safety (WHS) regulations requiring businesses to manage psychosocial hazards have been in effect since 2022. What constitutes a psychosocial hazard in pharmacy? What are the legal requirements …

Males account for, or at least contribute to, around 50% of cases of infertility challenges. Pharmacists should therefore be familiar with the topic of fertility, as holistic healthcare and support …

Drug delivery science is constantly changing healthcare. In many cases these changes are minor and iterative. Every so often, however, we are faced with a paradigm shift that necessitates a …

Imagine you are a preceptor in a busy community pharmacy. It is Friday afternoon, and you are expecting a third-year pharmacy student to arrive on Monday morning for a three-week …

Asthma, sleep and sleep disorders appear to have complex, but significant relationships, particularly among people with severe asthma. By Debbie Rigby, advanced practice pharmacist Learning Objectives After completing this activity, …

Acne causes substantial social, emotional and psychological effects in both adolescents and adults. Although current therapies can effectively treat the disease and its related effects, adherence to these treatment regimens …

Pharmacists can support patients by identifying atopic dermatitis and psoriasis, and counselling on the use of topical corticosteroids, protecting the skin barrier, and the importance of avoiding environmental triggers if …

With more than 50% of all hospital admissions being for people aged 65 and older, understanding age-related functional, cognitive and social factor changes and their impact on medication use is …

As pharmacists in Australia move towards ‘full scope of practice’, understanding the role of fluoride in dental care is important in promoting oral health and preventing the many conditions that …