About the Alpha Pharm Continuing Education Programme

The Alpha Pharm Continuing Education Programme is a distance learning CPD  programme designed to keep you, the  busy pharmacist,  up-to date with the newest  evidence -based  information on a variety of clinical topics.

Our modules are researched and developed for the South African situation and are edited by local clinical experts – making these modules highly relevant and readily applicable to your day-to-day practice.

This programme is developed, compiled and directed by Insight Medicine Information, a provider approved by the South African Pharmacy Council. It is sponsored by Alpha Pharm and operates under the auspices of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa.

How the Programme works:

Each year Insight compiles 5 modules on various therapeutic topics. These are distributed to enrolled participants together with a set of multiple choice questions and an answer card. This was previously always done by post or email and now the online option is available as well.

You simply need to read the module and answer the questions. All the research has been done for you. Answers may be submitted online or by fax or email or by snail mail. These are marked and your results together with model answers are returned by post or are available online immediately after the closing and release dates.  The pass mark is 65%.

Certificates

If you are successful in 4 of the 5 modules, you will be able to print out  your own  certificate.  For participants not able to connect via the internet a printed version will be posted.

Fees

All Alpha Pharm Retail Marketing participants ( i.e. members of the Alpha Pharm Retail Marketing franchise) are able to participate free of charge.

Subjects for 2020

Pharmacists
Common Eye Problems
Update on Migraine
Skin Cancer
Tuberculosis
Screening tests in the Pharmacy
Pharmacy Staff
Common Eye Problems
Sinusitis
Skin Cancer
Tuberculosis
High Blood Pressure

Subjects for 2019

Pharmacists
Common Musculoskeletal Problems
Updated SA Lipid Guidelines
Wound Management
Asthma
Depression
Pharmacy Staff
Pain and Inflammation
Common Infant Ailments
Minor Wounds and Burns
Asthma
Depression

Subjects for 2018

Pharmacists
Osteoporosis
Menopause
HIV
Anxiety
Common Skin rashes
Pharmacy Staff
Osteoporosis
Menopause
HIV
Common Hair/Scalp conditions
Common Skin Rashes

Subjects for 2017

Pharmacists
Acne-An Update for the Pharmacist
Stroke
Understanding and Managing Insomnia
Diabetes – Latest Guidelines
Common Ear Problems
Pharmacy Staff
Acne and Pimples
Headache
Understanding Insomnia
What is Diabetes?
Common Ear Problems

Subjects for 2016

Pharmacists
Hypertension
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
GORD
Childhood Infectious Diseases
Gout
Pharmacy Staff
Diarrhoea
Coughs & Colds
Dyspepsia
Childhood Infectious Diseases
Hay Fever

Subjects for 2015

Pharmacists
Candidiasis
Congestive Heart Failure
Hypothyroidism
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Prevention of Malaria
Pharmacy Staff
Understanding Vaginal Thrush
Mouth Ulcers and Infections
Infant Ailments
Osteoarthritis
Prevention of Malaria

Subjects for 2014

Pharmacists
Oral Contraceptives
Glaucoma
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Pharmacy Staff
Contraception
Common Eye Conditions
Smoking Cessation
Common Worm Infestations
Urinary Tract Infections

Subjects for 2013

Pharmacists
Atopic & Allergic Disorders
Diabetes Mellitus -An update
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
HIV –for the Pharmacist
Bipolar Mood Disorder
Pharmacy Staff
Common Allergies
Common Wounds & Burns
Constipation
HIV –for Front Shop Staff
Common Fungal Infections

Subjects for 2012

Pharmacists
Asthma
Cholesterol
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Infant Feeding and Nutrition
Pharmacy Staff
Asthma
Vitamins and Minerals
Pimples and Acne
Infant Feeding and Nutrition

Subjects for 2011

Pharmacists
GORD
Menopause & HRT
Migraine
Parkinsons
Prostate Cancer
Pharmacy Staff
Understanding Dyspepsia
Menstrual Problems
Headache
Overweight and Obesity
Diarrhoea

Subjects for 2010

Osteoporosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Epilepsy
Antibiotics
Breast Cancer

Previous Subjects Covered

Acne 1989 Osteoporosis 1990,1995,2000
ADHD 2004 Parkinson’s Disease 1992, 2004
AIDS Nutrition, 2006 Peptic Ulcer & Related Dis,1989,1995
Alcohol 1992 Phytomedicines 2000
Angina Pectoris 1990 Porphyria 1997
Antipsychotics 2009 Pre Menstrual Syndrome 1990
Antibacterials 1991, 2000 Pregnancy 1992, 2007
Anti-obesity Preparations Rheumatoid Arthritis,2008
Anxiety Disorders 2003 SA Lipid guidelines 2007
Arthritis 1988, 1999 Screening in Pharmacies (1) BP, 2006
Asthma – 1988,1994,1999,2007 Screening in Pharmacies (2) HIV, 2006
BPH – 2002 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1997
Candidiasis 2004 Sleep Disorders 1995
Cardiovascular Disease 2001 Sport Medicine 1996
Caring for the Cancer Patient 1997 Sports Nutrition 2004
Cholesterol 1998 Stroke 2009
Cholesterol Problems 1990 The Elderly Patient 1992
Common Bowels Disorders 1992 Tuberculosis 2005
Common Infections of the Respiratory Thyroid Disease 1996
Tract,2008 Traditional Healing 1993
Common Rashes 1996 Travel Health 1995
Common Skin Diseases,2008 Upper Respiratory Tract Infection 1994
Common Urinary Disorders 2003 Vaccinology 2005
Contact Lenses 1991 Veterinary Medicine 1997
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Viral Hepatitis 1996
Disease) 2003 Vitamins & Minerals 1993
Depression – more than a state of mind – 1994 Vulvovaginitis 1991
Depression – 1988, 2000, 2005 Wound Management 1998
Diabetes Mellitus – 1988, 1995,2001,2008
Diarrhoea 1991
Epilepsy 1989, 1998
Eye Conditions 1989,2006
Feet 1993
Generics 1998, 2005
Geriatric Medicine , 2005
GORD 2002
Gout 1988,2008
HIV/AIDS 1999,2002, 2009
Homoeopathy 2001
Hormonal Contraception for Women 2000
Hypertension – 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004,2007
Immunity and Allergy 2001
Infant Ailments 1991
Infant Care 1997
Infant Feeding 1992, 2003
Infectious Childhood diseases 1988, 2009
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 2001
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections 1994
Malaria Prophylaxis 1995,2002,2009
Management of Migraine Headaches 1996,2003
Menopause 1993,2002
NSAIDs 2007
Nutrition and HIV, 2006
Obesity 1989,1998
Oral Contraceptives 1990