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:
- Clinical biochemistry including nutrition, genomics, molecular biology, pharmacogenetics and biotechnology
- Physiology / functional anatomy including human physiology and immunology
- Pathophysiology and pathology including microbiology
- Pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and biopharmaceutics including drug delivery
- Medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology
- Pharmaceutical analysis and biotechnology
- Pharmacogenetics (new addition)
- 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.