The Office of Continuing Education of the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy is dedicated to preparing pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to serve and lead through life-long learning by providing quality continuing professional education designed to enhance professional competence, critical thinking, active learning, and skills development. Our primary target audiences are our alumni, preceptors and those pharmacists and technicians within our professional community.
One of the longest-running courses of its kind, the UCLA Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine and Pharmacy is a four-day course and board review in geriatric medicine and pharmacy that emphasizes an evidence-based and functional approach to the comprehensive care of older adults. It is designed for health professionals who wish to enhance their ability to care for older adults and for pharmacists who are preparing for the initial certification or re-certification examinations in Geriatric Medicine offered by the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy. For detailed course information click here.
- The 32nd Annual UCLA Intensive Course is presented concurrently with the 2015 Intensive Course in Geriatric Pharmacy and Board Review, and participants may attend sessions in either course.
- Speaker presentations and supplementary materials are provided in a searchable and annotatable PDF syllabus.
- Over four hours of optional interactive board review sessions are offered.
Compounded medications often play an extremely important role in the quality of patient care and prescribers have become increasingly aware of the benefits that customized medications offer. The pharmacist and pharmacy technician must have a strong foundation on how to prepare these products. Technology has provided the equipment and techniques necessary to compound effectively and accurately. To prepare participants to meet the needs of patients, we have designed a program that will provide the pharmacist and technician the knowledge and skills to prepare the highest quality of compounded medications and services. For detailed course information click here.
As pharmacists expand their scope of practice under new legislation (SB493), physical assessment is a key skill necessary for advanced practice. This 32.25 hour course will prepare the pharmacist to obtain a history and perform a basic physical examination that will enable them to assess and monitor drug therapy. The course will employ written materials, videos, lectures, demonstrations and hands on practice and feedback. For detailed course information click here.
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