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NAPRA diagnostic tool helps pharmacists develop skills and knowledge

April 16, 2024
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Assessment and learning modules help to develop better pharmacy practice in Canada.

The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is offering a tool to help pharmacists assess and increase their knowledge and skills about Canadian pharmacy practice. The NAPRA Diagnostic Tool and Learning Modules (DTLM) focus on

  • knowledge of the Canadian healthcare system (Module One),
  • cultural diversity and awareness (Module Two), and
  • professional communication (Module Three).

Once an initial assessment is completed, participants can access three interactive online learning modules to further develop knowledge and skills relevant to pharmacy practice in Canada.

While the DTLM was originally developed to provide internationally educated pharmacist graduates (IEPGs) with information about the Canadian healthcare system, NAPRA has opened it to all pharmacists and pharmacy students due to the valuable and universal information in Modules Two and Three.

Module Two focuses on culture and diversity as it applies to pharmacy practice, exploring inclusion, systemic racism, Canada’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and examining one’s own biases. Module Three focuses on communication skills appropriate to pharmacy practice, emphasizing a person-centered approach to communication by emphasizing active listening, building a rapport, demonstrating empathy, and understanding your audience.

Anyone may enroll in the DTLM by visiting the NAPRA registration page.