• Training structure

    Faculty of Pharmacy


Targeted professional opportunities:

Training of qualified health professionals to consolidate their daily practice in contact with patients and their demands / Refresher courses for health professionals in retraining

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This course aims to provide, update and/or reactivate, in a synthetic and integrative manner, the pharmacological knowledge necessary for the exercise of medical professions related to medicines.

1- Summary & reminders

  • Knowledge of the pharmaco-therapeutic classes of the drugs studied
  • Knowledge of the pathophysiological context of the drugs studied
  • Advice associated with prescribing and dispensing of the medicines studied


2- Mastering the prescription

  • Pharmacology of prescribed drugs and consequences (indications, side effects and main interactions)
  • Physiopathology and specificities of treatment (in relation to drug pharmacology)
  • Pharmacology as a basis for drug counselling


3- Self-training on the drug

  • Acquire the basics of independent information research
  • Methodology of research and information extraction


4- Professional Practice Assessment (PPE)

  • Evaluation of the evolution of learning through differential testing at the beginning and end of the course


5- Special case of CPD modules - Structure of modules (Points 1 to 3)

  • Phase 1: Initial EPP for each module (Professional Practice Assessment)

- Dedicated time equivalent to 5% of the module or 1 hour

- Self-assessment supervised by trainers with analysis and personal feedback of results

  • Phase 2: Knowledge & Skills Acquisition & Development

- Dedicated time equivalent to 90% of the module or 18 hours

- Definition of the educational objectives and training methods

- Lectures and tutorials on teaching aids and case studies with reflections on the cases and the knowledge associated with these cases

- Challenge regular testing of knowledge acquisition and its conversion into skills

  • Phase 3: Final EPP for each module (Professional Practice Assessment)

- Dedicated time equivalent to 5% of the module or 1 hour

- Self-assessment supervised by trainers with analysis and personal feedback of results

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Know-how and skills

- Strengthen and consolidate pharmacological and pathophysiological mastery of medicines when writing and issuing prescriptions.

- Development of the mobilisation of pharmacological knowledge in the practice of professional competence.

- Optimising the pharmacotherapeutic management of patients and the quality/safety of drug care through prescription pharmacology.

- Optimisation of doctor-pharmacist-patient interactions based on the drug, advice and associated therapeutic education.

- Use of tools for researching information on the pharmacology of medicines

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Control of knowledge

A 15-minute oral.

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Duration of the course :

Students and non-students CPD: 80 hours of face-to-face teaching


- Division into 4 modules for CPD

- All validated modules are definitively acquired

- This continued validity of the modules allows CPDers to accumulate the 4 modules over time to obtain the DU

- Composition of the modules :

* Module 1: Medicines and the nervous system

* Module 2: Drugs and the cardiovascular system

* Module 3: Medicines and metabolic diseases

* Module 4: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and other drugs


Start date: 15 January

End of course: 15 June

Examination period: 15 to 30 June

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Conditions of access

Applications :

send CV + covering letter to pharma-du @

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Target audience

Initial training:

Students who have completed the 5th year of pharmaceutical studies

Student who has completed the 5th year of medical studies


Continuing education

Non-competing pharmacists wishing to move into pharmacy

Pharmacists (refresher and continuing education)

Qualified healthcare professional in contact with the medicine


Other : 

All qualified health professionals (nurses, pharmacy assistants, etc.).

Health engineers and any health professional after

examination of the application.

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