• About EMIT

    Providing medicines information is an essential part of pharmacy practice. SHPAs Electronic Medicines Information Training course is an interactive resource to help pharmacists provide expert advice about medicines. Especially suitable for students, interns and early career pharmacists, it provides an introduction to the specialty practice area of medicines information. The course is also suitable for any pharmacist seeking to enhance their daily practice and impact on patient care.

    Comprising two foundation modules and 22 subject modules this course will help you:

    • Understand the process of receiving a medicines information enquiry and providing medicines information
    • Know what questions to ask to obtain further information
    • Find the most appropriate sources of information
    • Evaluate the information available
    • Use clinical knowledge and critical thinking to apply the information to the context of a question or problem
    • Communicate a response in plain language, that has an appropriate level of detail and is tailored to the needs of the enquirer
    • Understand legal and ethical issues that may affect the provision of information about medicines
    • Step 1: Complete the two free foundation modules.

      Step 2: Decide which of the 22 individual modules you wish to complete, or access all 22 modules (discounts apply).

      Step 3: Access and read the Core content of the module

      Step 4: Access and attempt the multiple choice questions in the Test yourself section of the module. You will have two attempts to achieve a pass mark of 75% or more.

      Step 5: Read through the example enquiry and the real enquiries, in the Test yourself section.

      Step 6: Record your CPD points.

      All EMIT modules will automatically track your progress. Each time you log in you can pick up where you left off.

      EMIT modules

      The foundation modules Communication and Resources must be completed before accessing the 22 subject modules.

      Each subject module comprises two sections:

      1. Core content
      • Introduction
      • Information about the subject including the most commonly asked questions
      • Questions to ask the enquirer for further information
      • Resources
      2. Test yourself (CPD)
      • Subject knowledge multiple choice test questions; successful completion allows you to claim accredited CPD Group-2 points
      • An example enquiry and corresponding answer
      • Real enquiries; in this section we'll ask you to consider further questions for the enquirer and the resources you might use to answer each enquiry.
      • Each module includes learning objectives mapped to the National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016. Each subject is accredited for Group 1 CPD & almost all modules are also accredited for Group 2 CPD.

      Which modules should I complete?

      EMIT modules are grouped into three broad categories:

      Essential toolkit: Administration of medicines, Pharmacokinetics, Drug interactions, Adverse drug reactions, Medicines in renal disease, Medicines in liver disease, Paediatrics, Compatibility of parenteral medicines, Drugs in pregnancy, Drugs in breastfeeding, Complementary and alternative therapies, Excipients, Availability and regulatory processes.

      Specialist subjects: Mental health, Palliative care, Substance misuse and dependence, Immunisation, Travel, Hormonal contraception, Toxicology.

      Skill set: Critical evaluation, Ethical dilemmas.

      We recommend that students, interns and early career pharmacists complete, at a minimum, the two foundation modules and all of the essential toolkit subjects.

      Pharmacists undergoing training to work in Medicines Information will be required to complete all subjects.

      Experienced pharmacists wishing to enhance their practice may wish to complete subjects for which they need a refresher or would like to improve their knowledge and skills.

      Specialist subjects can also be selected depending on the place of work and patient mix. For example:

      • a community pharmacist may wish to complete Immunisation, Travel Medicine, Palliative Care and Hormonal Contraception
      • a pharmacist working in a tertiary hospital may elect to complete Mental Health, Palliative Care, Substance Misuse and Dependence and Toxicology.
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