Rational Prescribing: Re-thinking Medications

Tags: Online learning, Medication therapy management


Please note that this course is included in the OPA Clinical Bundle.

This online module, presented by Roland Halil, discusses the evidence-based process for choosing pharmacotherapy and prioritizing what is most important when you have prescribing dilemmas. It also helps to dispel marketing myths in pharmacotherapy.

How to register: To register, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Pricing and Registration”. A drop-down will open with pricing information for members and non-members*. Select the option that applies to you, then click on "add to cart" to start the registration process.

*Not a member? OPA members receive significant discounts on professional development. Find out how to become a member here.

If you’re a pharmacist, you may be eligible for funding from the Allied Health Professional Development Fund (AHPDF). Click here for more information, and to apply.

Program outline

This program consists of 1 online module and a multiple-choice exam.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe a process for choosing pharmacotherapy and prioritizing prescribing dilemmas
  • Highlight how such a process can save harm, time and money, and enhance comfort applying evidence-based medicine to individual patients
  • Dispel marketing myths in pharmacotherapy


Continuing Education Units:

  • Number of CEUs:  1.00
  • Accreditation #: 8003-2017-2037-I-P
  • Accreditation Expiry Date: April 5, 2020

Course Availability:

You must complete the course by April 4, 2020; access will be removed after this point.

Learning Format: 

  • Online, didactic learning modules (1 hr)

Learner Assessment:

  • Multiple choice assessment

Program Completion

To receive the letter of completion for this program, participants will be required to complete the following requirements before April 4, 2020: 

  • Complete the program’s online module (instructions will be emailed to you separately after registration).
  • Complete the multiple-choice exam and achieve a score of 70 per cent or more within a maximum of two attempts.
  • Complete the program’s evaluation.

Pre-requisites and Target Audience

This program is designed for pharmacists who are interested in learning more about rational prescribing that prioritizes benefits and convenience while minimizing harm and costs.

Subject Matter Experts: 

  • Roland Halil, RPh, ACPR (PharmD, BScPharm)
  • Cara Tannebaum, MD (MSc)
  • Karen Riley, RPh. BCPS, BCGP, BCACP, CDE (PharmD, BScPharm)
  • Ida Famiyeh, RPh, ACPR (BScPharm, MSc)

Last updated: April 2, 2019

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 education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. An administration and processing fee may apply. 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
Rational Prescribing: Re-thinking Medications 2019   $15.00 Add to Cart 
Non-Member Rate
Rational Prescribing: Re-thinking Medications 2019   $30.00 Add to Cart 
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