Drug Interactions Program - Phase 1: BCCA's Drug Interactions

Phase 1

The BC Cancer Agency’s “Drug Interactions” course was written and reviewed by pharmacists and incorporates the unique perspective of oncology pharmacy practice. It is accessible to CAPhO members and non-members who are health care professionals.

You will learn about, evaluate and utilize reference sources suitable for the identification of drug interactions, and learn how to develop a systemic approach for the evaluation of drug interactions.

The four sections are:

  1. Evaluation of Drug Interaction Resources
  2. Developing a Systematic Approach for the Evaluation of Drug Interactions
  3. Interactions of Specific Interest (Grapefruit juice interactions, Tamoxifen and SSRIs, and Drug-induced prolongation of QT Interval)
  4. Case Studies (7 cases accompanied by their solutions)

The course consists of readings and learning activities, such as exercises and case studies, that reflect not only on what you have read but also what you see in your day-to-day practice. The course accumulates into a quiz so that you can evaluate how much you have learned.

Visit BCCA’s Learning Hub to access the course.

You will need to create an account and follow a few required steps:

  1. When asked “What best describes your role in the organization?”, you need to check “Health Organization Employee”
  2. When asked “What health organization do you work or affiliate with?”, you can either click on one of the options, or list your organization, or list “CAPhO”

    “Continue” until your profile is complete, then go back to the “Learning Hub” and search on “Drug Interactions” or course "5722" to take you to the start of the course registration

You will also require access to drug interaction databases. If you are unable to access the databases through the links provided in the course:

  • BCCA staff can access databases through Library Links. From the start menu, select Programs > Library > Library_Links.htm
  • Everyone else, contact your Professional Practice Leader or Health Authority Librarian for information on accessing databases

BCCA’s Drug Interactions will take approximately 5 1/2 hours to complete. Upon its completion, you will be able to generate a Certificate of Completion and you can use it as non-accredited, self-assessed continuing education hours towards your annual licensure.

Completing Phase 1 will provide you with the foundation knowledge needed to complete Phase 2: "Choose Your Own Adventure" (members, you need to be logged in to access Phase 2) and Phase 3: Live Workshop.