The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy Office of Continuing Education’s mission is to provide pharmacists with high quality, evidence-based activities designed to enhance knowledge, application, and/or skills, in a variety of practice areas, for pharmacists to stay current with the evolving pharmacy profession.

Our mission will be achieved by developing educational activities that engage the learner and assists in their continuing professional development, providing evidence-based educational activities for pharmacists that are of high-quality and free from bias, and deliver educational activities that enhance knowledge, application, and/or skills through the stated learning objectives.

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Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certificate Program

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APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Program

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APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services

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Upcoming Certificate Programs

Tobacco Treatment Specialist

APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery


APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services


APhA Pharmacist & Patient Centered Diabetes Care

Certificate Programs

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) developed The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program, is an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The program provides comprehensive instruction in current diabetes concepts and standards of care and incorporates case studies and hands-on skills training focused on the situations most likely to be encountered—as well as the services most needed—in community and ambulatory care practice settings. Participants will gain experience evaluating and adjusting drug therapy regimens for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, counseling patients about lifestyle interventions, analyzing and interpreting self-monitoring of blood glucose results, and assessing the overall health status of patients to identify needed monitoring and interventions.

Activity Type: Application and Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Program Cost: $375

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APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program is based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists with comprehensive knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to provide immunization services to patients across the life span.

Activity Type: Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Program Cost: $375

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APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services presents a systematic approach for developing, implementing, delivering, and sustaining MTM services. It includes an overview of the marketplace for delivering MTM services, guidance for implementing MTM services in pharmacy practice, a review of the essential skills and knowledge needed for performing MTM successfully, and an organized process for identifying medication-related problems. The purpose of this certificate training program is to prepare pharmacists to improve medication use through the delivery of MTM services in a variety of practice settings.

Activity Type: Practice-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Program Cost: $375

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The Substance Use Disorder Certificate Program is an innovative program designed to assist health care professionals in identifying substance use issues, conducting an assessment, and making referrals. This ACPE approved activity is comprised of online home study modules and in-person live components. Participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion of the program. Completion includes Part I and Part II as well as the post assessment:

Activity Type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Program Cost:
   Virtual:  $285 for Pharmacists, $59 for Students
   Live: $300 for Pharmacists, $78 for Students

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Pharmacy-Based Travel Health Services is an innovative and interactive advanced competency training (ACT) program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing travel health services to patients. This application-based activity is the first step for pharmacists interested in learning the essential skills necessary to successfully provide travel health services.

Activity Type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists who have completed the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery certificate training program and received a Certificate of Achievement or have previously completed an immunization training program and are authorized to provide immunizations in the state in which they practice.
Program Cost: $375

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A Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (TTS) is a professional who possesses the skills, knowledge, and training to provide effective, evidence-based interventions for tobacco dependence across a range of intensities and in a variety of settings including but not limited to hospitals, community health centers, HMOs, medical and dental practices, educational settings, social service agencies, tobacco treatment centers, telephone quitlines, and mental health centers. The TTS may engage not only in providing treatment but also in educating others (professionals and patients) about tobacco dependence treatments. This training program is nationally accredited by the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTP). It is an intensive course taught through self-paced online modules focusing on the skills needed to effectively treat tobacco dependence, culminating in a one-day live interactive Zoom session. Through the expertise of the course faculty, participants will be guided in using the skills of motivational interviewing, medication management, and other evidence-based strategies to support effective tobacco treatment.

*Group of 10 or more interested in TTS training? Private training sessions available!*

Activity Type: Online, Self-Paced
Target Audience: Pharmacists in all practice settings
Program Cost:
   Licensed Healthcare Practitioner $625
   Duquesne University Preceptor/Alumni $505

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Healthcare Leadership Certificate Program

 
 
Price: $200

Self-Paced! Start Anytime!

The Healthcare Leadership Certificate Program is an educational experience designed to equip pharmacists in all practice settings with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to lead and thrive in today’s healthcare climate. The program provides a total of 17 contact hours (1.7 CEUs) of ACPE approved continuing pharmacy education credit via comprehensive instruction in current leadership topics including talent recruitment, people management, and workflow management, along with the opportunity to apply the skills learned to complex leadership scenarios through engagement with faculty and other participants via a discussion board.

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Self-Paced Certificate Programs

A collaboration with Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute and Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
 
The PBMI Specialty Pharmacy Training eLearning Modules are designed with comprehension of the Specialty Pharmacy space in mind while focusing in on learnings that bridge the gap between theory/ understanding and real-world interactions and optimization. Through the ‘100, 200, 300’ step model, the training provides comprehensive, relevant and practical information in order to ensure complete knowledge of the space. Each segment of the overall module delivers 25-30 minutes of learning, with pre- and post-test questions. A certificate of completion will be awarded after successful completion of the course. Included in the modules are varied learning mechanisms including interactive learning through charts, graphs, info graphics, video and more. Individuals in the healthcare industry can benefit greatly from this course, especially those who are involved in the pharmacy, manufacturer and trade segments. PBMI is proud to have a partnership with Duquesne University in the creation, development, and delivery of this course!

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The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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