The Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) partnered to develop a national, online, competency based, educational resource. This educational resource is an important component of the AFPC and Infoway's Pharmacists in Training project, aimed at improving graduate’s preparedness for work in technology-enabled environments by integrating digital health into pharmacy curricula on a pan-Canadian level for the first time. The project currently involves educators and students at the 10 Canadian Pharmacy Faculties across Canada.
“Informatics for Pharmacy Students” is an e-Resource designed to be used by faculty members within their respective courses. It may be completed in sections or in its entirety. Students may access all of the materials, either as part of their pharmacy programs, or for self-directed study. Written by a collective of Canadian pharmacy faculty members, informaticians, and clinicians - with upper year students actively engaged in each stage of development - undergraduate pharmacy students will be actively engaged in a comprehensive foundational treatment of this area, using media-rich material with innovative learning approaches, including virtual patients, polls, and self-assessment quizzes.
This e-Resource is intended to prepare pharmacy students for practice in the 21st century, using information and communication technologies responsibly and effectively in the provision of patient care. We hope it is useful for this purpose, invite feedback for its improvement, and welcome future contributions for its development.
- Marie Rocchi (Faculty Lead & Instructional Designer), University of Toronto
- Dr. Harold Lopatka (Project Sponsor & Principal Investigator), University of Alberta & AFPC Executive Director
- Donna Pipa (Project Manager), AFPC, Alberta
- Maureen Charlebois,(Chief Nursing Executive & Group Director), Canada Health Infoway
About Canada Health Infoway
Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians.
About the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada