• Training structure

    Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Language(s) of instruction



This training project meets the need for healthcare professionals to master the pharmacological bases of prescription drugs in their daily medical and pharmaceutical practice.
It also meets the needs of pharmacists wishing to prepare for a return to the pharmacy, as well as any healthcare professionals wishing to update their knowledge and skills.


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The objective of this training is to provide, update and/or reactivate, in a synthetic and integrative way, the pharmacological knowledge necessary for the exercise of medical professions related to drugs.

1- Summary & reminders

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


2- Mastering the prescription

  • Pharmacology of prescribed drugs and consequences (indications, side effects and main interactions)
  • Physiopathology and specificities of the treatment (in connection with the pharmacology of drugs)
  • Pharmacology as a basis for drug counseling


3- Self-training on the drug

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


4- Evaluation of professional practice (EPP)

  • Evaluation of the evolution of the acquired knowledge by differential test at the beginning and end of the training


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

  • Phase 1: Initial EPP for each module (Evaluation of Professional Practices)

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

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

  • Phase 2: Knowledge & Skills Acquisition & Development

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

- Definition of educational objectives and training methods

- Lectures and tutorials on teaching aids and role-playing with reflections on the cases and knowledge associated with these cases

- Regular challenge tests of knowledge acquisition and its conversion into skills

  • Phase 3: Final EPP for each module (Evaluation of Professional Practices)

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

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

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Know-how and skills

- Reinforce and consolidate pharmacological and pathophysiological mastery of medications when writing and issuing prescriptions.

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

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

- Optimization of physician, pharmacist and patient interactions based on the drug, counseling and associated therapeutic education.

- Use of information research tools on drug pharmacology

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Knowledge control

A 15-minute oral.

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Course Duration:

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


- Division into 4 modules for CPD

- Any validated module is definitively acquired

- This maintenance of validity of the modules allows the CPD to accumulate the 4 modules in time to obtain the DU

- Composition of the modules :

* Module 1: Drugs and the nervous system

* Module 2: Drugs and the Cardiovascular System

* Module 3: Drugs and Metabolic Diseases

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


Start date: January 15

End of course: June 15

Review period: June 15-30

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Conditions of access


send CV + cover 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-compendial pharmacists wishing to transfer to the pharmacy

Pharmacists (refresher courses and continuing education)

Licensed health care professional in contact with the drug


Other : 

Any qualified health professional (Nurse, Pharmacy assistant...).

Health engineers and any health professional after

examination of the application.

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And then

Professional integration

Targeted professional opportunities:

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

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