Pharmacy Foundations
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Pharamcy Foundations
4Front Pharmacy Online Pharmacy Foundations courses are specifically designed to give new staff a broad understanding of what is required to work within the pharmacy sector.  These essential courses will provide the foundations for excellence in customer care.
Premium members can review, complete assessment and get certificated. Access is fully open.
These courses are not open to basic members
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In this course we will expand knowledge on the GDPR to include the Principles of Data Processing.  Any person involved in using or processing data must understand the law in relation to this. Each course builds on previous knowledge, so you should complete GDPR-Course 1, 2 & 3 before completing this course.

Required Time in course: 15 mins

In this course we will expand knowledge on the GDPR to include the legal basis for processing data.  Any person involved in using or processing data must understand the law in relation to this. Each course builds on previous knowledge, so you should complete GDPR-Course 1 & 2 before completing this course.

Required Time in course: 15 mins

In this course we will expand knowledge on the GDPR to include the terminology and roles that may be required within your organisation.  We will look at what is data processing and what might be considered a breach and the associated penalties. Each course builds on previous knowledge, so you should complete GDPR-An Introduction before completing this course.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations and was brought into effect on 25th may 2018. This course is a general introduction to the legislation and is part of a larger Badge being developed on GDPR legislation and how it impacts Healthcare facilities. This course is suitable for ALL staff working in a Pharmacy environment and every member of staff should be aware of the legislation and the impact it has on your daily activities. 

Required Time in Course: 15mins

According to research commissioned by the Irish Pharmacy Union in 2019, Irish adult patients visit a pharmacy on average 41 times per year, making pharmacies by far the most accessed healthcare facility within the healthcare system.  But what can patients expect from their interaction with community pharmacy?  The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland has created a ‘Patient Charter’ to answer this question.  Given that you work in community pharmacy, you play a vital role in working with the pharmacy team to deliver this service.
Required Time in Course: 15 Mins

The Code of Conduct for Pharmacists is a public declaration of the principles and ethical standards which govern pharmacists in the practice of their profession, and which the public, patients, carers, other healthcare professionals and society require and expect from pharmacists. This lesson reflects the Current Code published October 2019.

Required Time in Course: 15 mins

Since the Pharmacy Act of 2007, community pharmacies are licensed healthcare facilities.   As such, pharmacies are frequented by vulnerable patients who may carry infection, or be at high risk of contracting an infection.   We have a duty of care to ourselves, our colleagues, our customers and patients to be aware of the potential ways infection can be transmitted and to act in a way that minimises that risk.

Required Time in Course: 15mins

This CPD module introduces you to the fundamental concepts around Pharmacology.  Pharmacology is the study of drugs and how they interact with biological systems at various levels i.e. cellular, genetic, tissue and populations. A drug is a substance that is administered with the aim of altering the state of a biological function.  Pharmacology measures that action. This module is intended as an Introduction to Pharmacology and may be quite technical in nature.

This lesson focusses on a number of interviews with patients talking about real experiences in the pharmacy setting.  You should review the main lesson and the three shorter interviews in the Case Study Tab.


This short video outlines some Top Tips for completing CPD Cycles for the IIOP. The course is only open to Pharmacists and Premium members. There is no assessment, MCQ or Certificate for reviewing this video which may be used to help you complete your next CPD Cycle.