Pharmacy Board of Australia - Continuing professional development webinar now available
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Continuing professional development webinar now available

29 Sep 2016

A webinar presentation on continuing professional development (CPD) for pharmacists is now available to watch. 

The Pharmacy Board of Australia (the Board) held a webinar on the continuing professional development journey on 15 September 2016.

The webinar focused on lifelong learning and on tips to meet the Board’s CPD requirements. It was presented by Northern Territory practitioner Board member Ms Bhavini Patel, a passionate lifelong learner.

A recording of the webinar presentation is now available for you to watch on the Board’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) FAQ page. Please note that the file size is quite large and it may take a while to load.

You can also read a transcript of the webinar recording, or view the presentation slides without audio. A FAQ document has also been published with answers to frequently asked questions from the webinar.

The webinar covered:

  • The concept of lifelong learning
  • Why it is important to plan your CPD
  • The CPD cycle – Plan, Do, Record, Reflect, Incorporate into Practice
  • Different ways to learn
  • How reflective practice can accelerate your professional development
  • The Board’s new CPD requirements
  • Available CPD resources and tools

The next CPD period for pharmacists starts on 1 October 2016.

When you watch the webinar recording, this may count as CPD (unaccredited) and contribute towards you meeting the Board’s CPD requirements, if one or more of the following competency standards have been identified as part of your CPD needs and are met as a result of undertaking the activity:

  • Standard 1.5, Element 1 – Accept the importance of lifelong learning
    • PC 1 – Understands the concept of lifelong learning for pharmacists.
    • PC 3 – Understands the expectations of the registering authority and professional associations in relation to maintenance of competence and ongoing professional development.
    • PC 4 – Understands the importance of self-assessment, reflective learning, peer review and performance review as sources of feedback on professional capability.
  • Standard 1.5, Element 2 – Undertake self-directed learning
    • PC 1 – Develops a professional development plan (that includes goals and strategies) to maintain and/or improve professional capability.
    • PC 2 – Accepts responsibility for achieving learning and professional development goals.
    • PC 3 – Regularly monitors learning and development achievements against the plan.
    • PC 4 – Applies learning to improve performance and/or extend professional practice.

Additional useful information on CPD can be found at the links below:

Page reviewed 29/09/2016