Globally health care systems are undergoing dramatic changes. As population’s age and disease burden increases there is a growth in demands on health systems and patient needs. The increased pressure on health care systems stretches the health workforce to meet the accelerating demand for health care providers. To keep up to the professional expectations, we need to undergo continuous training & learn about new developments.

Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council is one of the pioneers for starting Continuing Pharmacy Education courses for the working registered pharmacist.

1. The council has conducted a number of one day refresher courses to suit the needs of the working pharmacist.
2. The course module was developed by some of the eminent faculty members from the academia and professionals from Pharmacy field.
3. These courses serve the purpose of Continuing Pharmacy Education and thus help the pharmacist update their knowledge as per the professional requirements.
4. These courses were developed as per the directives of the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), New Delhi. The PCI recommends for renewal of registration pharmacist should attend minimum 2 refresher courses of one day duration each in the span of 5 years. This will help the pharmacists to acquire new skills and utilize them for the betterment of public health.

" With Globalization and advancement in technology the council is bringing Continuing Pharmacy Education courses to your doorstep by starting online refresher course for registered pharmacist "

Salient features:

1. Course introduced to decrease the geographical barriers for pharmacist due to online study
2. Examination can be given in person at any of our centers
3. Choice of examination dates available within stipulated time
4. Course enrollment can either be done online or in person with minimum fee

Course Design and Details

The Online Refresher course is a certificate refresher course which has been designed for practicing registered pharmacists. The course empowers them to meet the ever increasing demands of the profession.
Maximum duration of the course will be three months. The study material will be provided on enrollment and payment of fees. Candidate has to appear for the examination in person.

Course Module will cover:
1. Role of Registered Pharmacist
2. Essentials of Drug Storage
3. Drug Laws and Regulations
4. Medication Errors
5. Public Health challenges for Pharmacist

Study material will include a full descriptive module covering the above mentioned topics. To supplement the module and facilitate learning power point presentations shall also be provided.

Course designed by: Ms.Kinnari Desai (In-charge, Drug Information Centre)

Exam Pattern

1. A candidate shall have to appear for the examination in person at the Council’s office or any other designated center
2. The candidate shall have the choice of Examination date available during the period of 3 months. The date can be selected as per the candidates convenience
3. Examination shall be mostly conducted on first and third Saturday’s of each month
4. Duration of examination would be one hour and thirty minutes
5. Examination paper will have Multiple Choice Questions and Case studies with maximum marks 100
6. The minimum passing marks required are 60. Candidates scoring more than 75% marks are entitled for an additional certificate of excellence
7. In case the candidate does not clear the examination in first attempt, he would have a second chance. However the candidate shall have to appear for the second attempt before the expiration of his account (3 months from the date of activation)

Course Enrollment fee & payment options

1. The course enrollment can be done online and the fee of Rs 100(Rupees. One Hundred Only) can be paid through Online Payment Options:
Debit Card : Apllicable transaction charges will be Rs 12 + Government Service Tax
Credit Card : Apllicable transaction charges will be 1.50% + Government Service Tax
Internet Banking : Apllicable transaction charges will be Rs 12 + Government Service Tax
2. The course enrollment can be done online and a Demand Draft of Rs 100 (Rupees. One Hundred Only) in favor of Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council’s - DIC can be sent to: Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council E.S.I.S Hospital Compound, L.B. S Marg, Mulund – West, Mumbai – 400080
3. Enrollment can also be done in person at the council’s office by making cash payment or by Demand Draft

Terms and Conditions

1. The enrollment is non-refundable and non-transferable
2. For one enrollment the candidate shall be entitled to two chances of clearing the exam
3. In case, the candidate fails in the second attempt then he/she will have to enroll again, if they wish to obtain a certificate
4. All certificates will be directly dispatched to your residence address
5. Decision of MSPC’s DIC will be final and binding. All rights are reserved by Maharashtra State Pharmacy Council’s Drug Information Center

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