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Examination Subject Areas (Blueprint)

On the Pharmacist Evaluating Examination, you will be examined in the following subject areas,
shown below. These subject areas were revised in 2015.
The approximate percentage of questions for each of the four major subject areas represented on
an examination is shown in parentheses.
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (15%)
Biochemistry
Genomics and Molecular Biology
Physiology/ Functional Anatomy
Immunology
Medical Microbiology
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES (25%)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery Systems
Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacology
Toxicology and Clinical Toxicology
Biotechnology and Pharmacogenetics
PHARMACY PRACTICE (50%)
Clinical Sciences (35%)
Pathophysiology
Clinical Biochemistry/ Laboratory and Diagnostic Testing
Pharmacotherapeutics (including Prescription, Non-prescription and Complementary Therapy)
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Patient Care Process (Assessment/ Intervention/ Monitoring/ Follow-up/ Documentation)
Special Populations (including Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Pregnancy and Lactation)
Nutrition

Professional Practice Skills (15%)


Prescription Processing and Product Preparation (including Non-sterile and Sterile
Compounding)
Prescription Calculations
Communication/ Patient Counselling
Drug Information
Literature Evaluation/ Research Methods/ Evidence-Based Decision Making (including
Pharmacoepidemiology)
Medication/ Patient Safety Practices
Law/ Jurisprudence

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Professionalism/ Ethics
Collaborative Patient Care
BEHAVIOURAL, SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY SCIENCES (10%)
Pharmacy Management (including Financial, Personnel, Marketing, Quality Improvement, Risk
Management and Workplace Safety)
Canadian Healthcare System
Pharmacoeconomics
Biostatistics

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