Dermatologic Conditions

Tags: Minor ailments, Online learning, Professional pharmacy services


This course is a subset of the Minor Ailments Program. It consists of nine online modules covering common dermatologic conditions for which patients seek care, including acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis (eczema), diaper dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, fungal skin infections, impetigo, calluses and corns, urticaria (insect bites and stings), and warts.  

For each minor ailment discussed, participants will be able to demonstrate the following upon completion of the module*:

  • Describe the pathophysiology.
  • Assess the patient's symptoms to determine next steps – treatment/therapy, referral or other.
  • Recognize red flags signalling referral to a physician.
  • Carry out an initial differential diagnosis.
  • Compare and contrast available treatment options, including prescription options where merited, with respect to efficacy, safety and indications for use. 
  • Understand monitoring parameters for treatment.
  • Understand appropriate follow-up.
  • Educate the patient on the correct use of the recommended treatment option(s).

*Note, specific learning objectives for each ailment may differ slightly.


Number of Continuing Education Units

Accreditation #

Expiry date 
May 31, 2020

Learning Format
Online - 9 modules


  • Multiple-choice assessment
  • Reflective exercises 


  • Carmen Bell, BSP
  • Joyce Chan, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology), CDE, ACPR
  • Terry Damm, BSP
  • Shelita Dattani, BscPhm, PharmD
  • Drena Dunford, BSc (Hons), BSc (Pharm), CDE
  • Sébastien Dupuis, PharmD, MSc
  • Phil Emberley, PharmD, MBA
  • Antonietta Forrester, BScPhm, RPh
  • Christine Hughes, BscPharm, PharmD
  • Karen Jensen, BSP, MSc
  • Nancy Kleiman, BSP, MBA
  • Vivian KT Lee, BScPhm, RPh
  • Anne Mallin, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, CDE
  • Penny F. Miller, BSc (Pharm), MA (Ed)
  • Preet Sian, BSc, MPharm, RPh, CDE

This online professional development program was designed to support pharmacists with an interest in refreshing and broadening their knowledge in the area of minor ailments.

Participants receive electronic access to relevant content from the Compendium of Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments (CTMA), Compendium of Therapeutic Choices (CTC) and Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments (CPMA).

To receive a letter of completion for this program, participants must complete the following requirements prior to the program’s expiry date: 

  1. Review and complete all the online modules and required readings, including the declaration of completion.
  2. Complete and achieve 70 per cent or higher on the program’s final examination, within a maximum two attempts.
  3. Complete a program evaluation.

Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at
Cancellation policy: Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply for programs costing $129 or more (before HST). A $5 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply for programs costing less than $129 (before HST). Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.
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Event Date: Recurring | City: Online | Venue: Online

Pricing and Registration
Member Rate
Dermatologic Conditions 2019   $319.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Dermatologic Conditions 2019   $639.00 Add to Cart 
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