PEBC Exam Syllabus.

Below is a brief summary of the PEBC Exam syllabus, otherwise known as the "PEBC Blueprint". For more specific details about how the exam is conducted have a look at our PEBC Exam details page.

The PEBC Syllabus, is compiled from the essential knowledge that the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada deems a requirement for a licensed Canadian Pharmacist. These requirements often change as the profession progresses, however, some core factors have remained common throughout the years:

Biomedical Sciences

  • Clinical biochemistry including nutrition, genomics, molecular biology, pharmacogenetics and biotechnology
  • Physiology / functional anatomy including human physiology and immunology
  • Pathophysiology and pathology including microbiology

Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics including drug delivery
  • Medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical analysis and biotechnology
  • Pharmacogenetics (new addition)

Pharmacy Practice

  • Therapeutics (including non-POMs) and professional practice skills.
  • Prescription processing and product preparation
  • Prescription calculations
  • Communication and patient counselling
  • Drug information
  • Literature evaluation
  • Medication and patient safety practices
  • Law and jurisprudence
  • Professionalism and ethics

Behavioural, Social and Administrative Pharmacy Services

  • The Canadian Healthcare system and pharmacy ethics.
  • Pharmacy management, pharmacoeconomics, bioethics.
  • Pharmacoepidemiology including biostatistics.

Our online PEBC exam courses cover every aspect of this syllabus and in addition, we give you a wide range of questions to help you prepare for the PEBC Exam.

Last modified: Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 11:39 AM