The new Medicines Australia Continuing Education Program was launched by the Unit for Medication Outcomes Research and Education (UMORE) based at the UTAS School of Pharmacy.
The Continuing Education Program (CEP) functions to educate the medical representatives of Australia to a recognised industry standard. It aims to provide students with the confidence, skills and knowledge needed to effectively carry out their responsibilities as medical representatives in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Continuing Education Program (CEP) is fully flexible, offered online and comprises six programs: The Medicines Australia Code of Conduct, The Pharmaceutical Industry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Pharmacology, Understanding Product Information and Understanding Clinical Evidence.
Students of the course can enrol up until the last month of semester and can choose to enrol in as many programs as they wish at any one time. All programs are offered twice each year.
Professor Gregory Peterson, Head of UMORE, the UTAS School of Pharmacy and the CEP Course Coordinator, was confident in the future success of the Program.
“Our highly skilled and diverse team have a wealth of experience in the provision of e-Learning solutions, having managed many projects in this area within the last decade, including several major projects for the National Prescribing Service (NPS), Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Department of Health and Ageing, and the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP).
“Our success in this area is due to our immense pride in quality. Being the first School within the University of Tasmania to introduce a dedicated Quality Assurance Officer, we are well aware of what it takes to excel and how important the collection of ongoing feedback is to the quality of project outcomes.”
The CEP is compulsory for all medical representatives employed by members of Medicines Australia, but is also recommended to those who are considering employment in pharmaceutical industry, and is open to all who wish to enrol.
Image: The UTAS School of Pharmacy, Sandy Bay campus