UVIC Continuing Studies

Palliative Care Pharmacy


Pharmacists serve as integral members of multi-disciplinary efforts to deliver optimum palliative care for individuals in final stages of life. As more patients wish to remain in their homes for the end of life, there is an increasing need for palliative care pharmacy expertise outside of institutional settings.

Developed in partnership between Victoria Hospice and Continuing Studies at the University of Victoria, this exclusively online course is designed for the learning needs of pharmacists to acquire specialized knowledge to support palliative care patients, family, health and community care nurses and general practitioners.

‘Palliative Care Pharmacy’ has been approved by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 18 CEUs.

Topics covered include:

  • the pharmacist’s role in a palliative care team,
  • principles of pain management,
  • use of opioids and cannabis in palliative care,
  • and symptom management and drug related adverse effects.

Dates and Location

Dates: Feb 4 – Mar 18, 2022

Location: Online