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Pharmagate® is an educational provider established in 2012. 
Pharmagate® is home to around 150 international and Canadian pharmacy graduates every year. Pharmagate® continues to help its hundreds of alumni to strive towards further career success.
The founders of and the educators serving Pharmagate® are academically affiliated and practicing clinical pharmacists who specialize in developing educational pharmacy and professional development programs for internationally trained pharmacists & Canadian graduates in order to successfully challenge the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) 


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    Endocrine, Renal & Electrolyte Disorders And Anemias - MCQ May 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    The video and quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Diabetes Insipidus And Diabetes Mellitus
    • Acute Renal Failure And Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Acid-base And Electrolyte Disorders
    • Thyroid Disorders
    • Adrenal Gland Disorders And Corticosteroid Withdrawal
    • Anemias

    Psychiatric And Neurological Disorders - MCQ May 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    The video and quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Headache Disorders
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Affective Disorders:
      • Anxiety,
      • Depression, and
      • Bipolar Disorder
    • Psychoses
    • Eating Disorders
    • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Movement Disorders:  
      • Parkinson’s Disease, and
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Dementias
    • Epilepsy and Seizures
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Multiple Sclerosis

    Minor Ailments (Part 3 and 4) - MCQ May 2023

    The videos and quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Dermatological ambulatory and other skin ailments:
      • atopic and contact dermatitis,
      • dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis,
      • psoriasis,
      • potency, application, and side effects of topical corticosteroids
      • acne,
      • rosacea,
      • drug-induced skin reactions,
      • thermal/chemical burns, sunburns and photoallergic/phototoxic reactions,
      • bunions, corns and calluses, and
      • minor cuts and deep wounds: care and dressing types.
    • Alopecia and hirsutism
    • Ostomy care
    • Burns and frostbite
    • Insect bites
    • Head, pubic and body lice
    • Scabies
    • Sexual/Genital ambulatory ailments:
      • vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and
      • bacterial vaginosis (BV).
    • Breast problems related to breastfeeding (sore breasts, nipple trauma, breast & nipple thrush, and mastitis)
    • Infant nutrition, and infant teething & colic
    • Fever
    • Gastrointestinal ambulatory ailments:
      • dry mouth
      • nausea and vomiting
      • motion sickness
      • pinworms
      • traveler's diarrhea,
      • constipation,
      • hemorrhoids, and
      • anal fissure and fistula.

    Minor Ailments (Part 1 and 2) - MCQ May 2023

    The videos and quiz are expected to cover the following topics:

    • Eye diseases and ambulatory conditions:
      • pink/red eye/conjunctivitis,
      • blepharitis,
      • dry eye disease, and
      • directions for use of eye drops and eye ointments
      • Herpetic conjunctivitis
      • Glaucoma versus elevated intraocular pressure
      • Post-operative care for cataract surgery
      • Age-related macular degeneration
    • Ear ambulatory ailments:

      • otitis media,
      • otitis externa,
      • impacted ear wax,
      • barotrauma, and
      • directions for use of ear drops
    • Respiratory ambulatory ailments:

      • differential diagnosis upper respiratory tract infection (URTI),
      • common cold (viral rhinitis),
      • influenza,
      • allergic rhinitis/rhinoconjunctivitis, mite, and pet allergy,
      • sore throat versus strep throat,
      • strep throat/bacterial pharyngitis,
      • croup,
      • humidifiers use,
      • acute rhinosinusitis, and
      • directions for use of nasal sprays and metered-dose inhalers
    • Mouth ambulatory ailments:

      • canker sores,
      • cold sores,
      • oral thrush,
      • dry mouth, and
      • Gingivitis and periodontitis
    • Infectious skin & keratin ambulatory ailments:

      • Herpetic viral skin rashes (chickenpox & shingles), other viral skin rashes, and
      • fungal skin infections (tinea/dermatophytes and yeast infections), tinea versicolor, and Athlete's foot,
      • fungal nail infections or onychomycosis,
      • diaper/nappy rash (diaper irritant and infectious dermatitis),
      • bacterial skin infections (e.g., impetigo, furuncles, etc.), and
      • human papilloma virus (HPV) skingenital and precancerous warts (common, plantar, flat, anogenital, and oncogenic warts).

    Pharmagate Orientation - MCQ May 2023

    Delivered on November 26 by Dr. Karim Michail

    The orientation session communicates the course policy and introduces candidates to the different course tools.

    Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Eating Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Depression
    • Psychoses
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Dementias
    • Seizure Disorders

    Therapeutics of Renal & Electrolyte Disorders And Nutrition, Supplements & Anemias - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Kidney Disease:
      • Acute Renal Failure
      • Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Surrogate Markers for Glomerular Filtration
      • Renal Drug Excretion and Renotoxic Drugs
    • Acid-base Disorders
    • Electrolyte Disorders
      • Potassium Abnormalities
      • Calcium Abnormalities
    • Anemias

    Therapeutics of Cardiovascular Disorders - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Hypertension
      • Primary versus Secondary Hypertension
      • Treatment of Primary Uncomplicated Hypertension
      • Treatment of Primary Complicated Hypertension
    • Coronary Artery Disease And Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Arrhythmias And Primary Ischemic Cardiogenic Stroke Prophylaxis
    • Acute stroke and Secondary Stroke Prophylaxis
    • Perioperative Antithrombotic Management
    • Venous Thromboembolism

    Pharmaceutical Calculations Part 4 - EE January 2023

    Organized and delivered by: Dr. Andrew Morgan

    Material and review provided by: Dr. Karim Michail

    Teacher: Andrew Morgan

    Pharmaceutical Calculations Part 3 - EE January 2023

    Organized and delivered by: Dr. Andrew Morgan

    Material and review provided by: Dr. Karim Michail

    Teacher: Andrew Morgan

    Therapeutics of Endocrine Disorders - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Endocrine hormones structures and functions
    • Hormonal mechanisms of actions
    • Sex hormones physiology
    • Lactation physiology
    • Adrenal disorders
      • Addison’s disease
      • Cushing syndrome
    • Water balance disorders:
      • Diabetes insipidus
      • Syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Thyroid disorders

    Therapeutics of Gastrointestinal, Liver And Respiratory Disorders - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is going to following topics:

    • Gastrointestinal disorders:
      • diarrhea
      • nausea in adults
      • dyspepsia & peptic ulcer disease
      • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
      • inflammatory bowel disease
      • irritable bowel syndrome
      • Chronic liver diseases
    • Respiratory disorders:
      • pulmonary function tests
      • mechanisms of therapeutic aerosol particle deposition
      • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • asthma in infants and children
      • asthma in adults
      • cystic fibrosis

    End of Life Care, Opioid Pharmacology, Substance Use Disorders, and Chemotherapy Adverse Reactions - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Pain types and mechanisms
    • Opioid clinical pharmacology
    • Opioid adverse drug reactions, withdrawal, and overdose
    • Opioid conversion
    • Opioid use in cancer pain and chronic noncancer pain
    • End-of-life care or palliative care
    • Adverse drug reactions associated with chemotherapy
    • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
    • Febrile neutropenia in malignancy
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Opioid-related disorder
    • Benzodiazepine- and alcohol-related disorders

    Musculoskeletal Disorders - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • basic biomedical musculoskeletal information and anatomy
    • osteoporosis
    • osteoarthritis
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • systemic lupus erythematosus
    • polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
    • low back pain
    • sciatica
    • sports injuries
    • fibromyalgia
    • gouty arthritis
    • statin-induced myopathy

    Pharmacy Practice and Management - Part 2 - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Drug schedules & prescription regulations
    • Accreditation and quality assurance
    • Cold chain management
    • Nonsterile & sterile compounding
    • Economic evaluation in health care
    • Drug distribution systems & DUR (community versus hospital)
    • Pharmacy workflow
    • Inventory management
    • Human resources (assistant hiring & roles, technician certification & scope of practice, delegation of responsibilities, disciplinary action & sick leave policies)
    • Medication reviews & customized packaging
    • Off-label use, expert opinion, and medical consensus
    • Drug diversion & safe use of non-prescription drugs
    • Narcotic reconciliation
    • Armed robberies & break-ins, fraudulence, and forged prescriptions
    • Communication skills and interprofessional collaborative care
    • Privacy of health information
    • Biostatistics & research design

    Pharmacy Practice & Management - Part 1 - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • The Canadian healthcare system
    • Drug life cycle (clinical trials, drug approval, drug label, drug pricing, drug advertising, etc.)
    • Economic analysis in health care
    • Drug distribution systems (community versus hospital)
    • Drug formularies
    • Drug recalls, shortages & returns
    • Pharmacy business models, finances & marketing 
    • Quality and safety (prescription errors, medication reconciliation, etc.)
    • Information resources and pharmacy informatics
    • The pharmacy code of ethics, pharmacoethical principles, & professionalism

    Minor Ailments - Part 2 - EE January 2023

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Mouth ambulatory ailments:
      • canker sores, cold sores, dry mouth, and oral candidiasis (thrush)
    • Infectious skin & keratin ambulatory ailments: 
      • Athlete's foot, bacterial skin infections (impetigo), diaper rash, fungal nail infections or onychomycosis, fungal skin infections (tinea/dermatophytes and yeast infections), viral skin rashes (chickenpox and shingles), and warts (common, plantar, flat, genital, and oncogenic)
    • Dermatological ambulatory ailments: 
      • Acne, atopic and contact dermatitis, burns, bunions, corns & calluses, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, drug-induced skin reactions, minor cuts and wounds, ostomy care, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, scabies & lice infestation, and sunburns
    • Mother & infant health and infant nutrition: 
      • Oral thrush, Nipple thrush, mastitis, infant colic, infant nutrition, and teething
    • Gastrointestinal ambulatory ailments:
      • Motion sickness, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and pinworm infestation

    Minor Ailments - Part 1 - EE January 2023

    Created by: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz covers the following topics:

    • Headaches
    • Fever
    • Acetaminophen toxicity
    • Insomnia
    • Pregnancy and fertility testing
    • Smoking cessation and model of behavioral changes
    • Respiratory ailments:
      • common cold/upper respiratory tract infection [URTI],
      • influenza,
      • allergic rhinitis and pet/mite allergy, 
      • strep throat/bacterial pharyngitis, 
      • acute bronchitis ("chest cold")
      • croup, and
      • acute rhinosinusitis, 
    • Ear ailments: 
      • impacted ear wax,
      • barotrauma,
      • otitis media, and 
      • otitis externa,
    • Eye conditions: 
      • pink/red eye (conjunctivitis),
      • eyelid conditions & blepharitis, 
      • herpetic conjunctivitis,
      • glaucoma, 
      • post-operative care for cataract surgery, and 
      • age-related macular degeneration.

    Basic Microbiology, Infectious Diseases And Immunization - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Basic Microbiology
    • Bacterial structures and cell walls
    • Antibiotic targets and resistance mechanisms
    • Meningitis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Infective endocarditis
    • Osteomyelitis
    • Skin infections (Cellulitis and erysipelas)
    • Community acquired pneumonia
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Hepatitis
    • Human immunodeficiency virus & AIDS

    Urological & Gynecological Disorders, Sexual Health And Contraception - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Urological Disorders & Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
    • Nocturnal Enuresis
    • Menopause & Menopausal Symptoms
    • Premenstrual Syndrome & Dysmenorrhea
    • Contraception

    Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Eating Disorders
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Depression
    • Psychoses
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Dementias
    • Seizure Disorders

    Therapeutics of Renal & Electrolyte Disorders And Nutrition, Supplements & Anemias - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Kidney Disease:
      • Acute Renal Failure
      • Chronic Kidney Disease
      • Surrogate Markers for Glomerular Filtration
      • Renal Drug Excretion and Renotoxic Drugs
    • Acid-base Disorders
    • Electrolyte Disorders
      • Potassium Abnormalities
      • Calcium Abnormalities
    • Anemias

    Therapeutics of Cardiovascular Disorders - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

    • Hypertension
      • Primary versus Secondary Hypertension
      • Treatment of Primary Uncomplicated Hypertension
      • Treatment of Primary Complicated Hypertension
    • Coronary Artery Disease And Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • Heart Failure
    • Arrhythmias And Primary Ischemic Cardiogenic Stroke Prophylaxis
    • Acute stroke and Secondary Stroke Prophylaxis
    • Perioperative Antithrombotic Management
    • Venous Thromboembolism

    Pharmaceutical Calculations Part 4 - EE June 2022

    Organized and delivered by: Dr. Andrew Morgan

    Material and review provided by: Dr. Karim Michail

    Pharmaceutical Calculations Part 3 - EE June 2022

    Organized and delivered by: Dr. Andrew Morgan

    Material and review provided by: Dr. Karim Michail

    Pharmacy Practice and Management - Part 2 - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Drug schedules & prescription regulations
    • Accreditation and quality assurance
    • Cold chain management
    • Nonsterile & sterile compounding
    • Economic evaluation in health care
    • Drug distribution systems & DUR (community versus hospital)
    • Pharmacy workflow
    • Inventory management
    • Human resources (assistant hiring & roles, technician certification & scope of practice, delegation of responsibilities, disciplinary action & sick leave policies)
    • Medication reviews & customized packaging
    • Off-label use, expert opinion, and medical consensus
    • Drug diversion & safe use of non-prescription drugs
    • Narcotic reconciliation
    • Armed robberies & break-ins, fraudulence, and forged prescriptions
    • Communication skills and interprofessional collaborative care
    • Privacy of health information
    • Biostatistics & research design

    Pharmacy Practice & Management - Part 1 - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • The Canadian healthcare system
    • Drug life cycle (clinical trials, drug approval, drug label, drug pricing, drug advertising, etc.)
    • Economic analysis in health care
    • Drug distribution systems (community versus hospital)
    • Drug formularies
    • Drug recalls, shortages & returns
    • Pharmacy business models, finances & marketing 
    • Quality and safety (prescription errors, medication reconciliation, etc.)
    • Information resources and pharmacy informatics
    • The pharmacy code of ethics, pharmacoethical principles, & professionalism

    Therapeutics of Endocrine Disorders - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Endocrine hormones structures and functions
    • Hormonal mechanisms of actions
    • Sex hormones physiology
    • Lactation physiology
    • Adrenal disorders
      • Addison’s disease
      • Cushing syndrome
    • Water balance disorders:
      • Diabetes insipidus
      • Syndrome of inappropriate ADH secretion
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Thyroid disorders

    Therapeutics of Gastrointestinal, Liver And Respiratory Disorders - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is going to following topics:

    • Gastrointestinal disorders:
      • diarrhea
      • nausea in adults
      • dyspepsia & peptic ulcer disease
      • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
      • inflammatory bowel disease
      • irritable bowel syndrome
      • Chronic liver diseases
    • Respiratory disorders:
      • pulmonary function tests
      • mechanisms of therapeutic aerosol particle deposition
      • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • asthma in infants and children
      • asthma in adults
      • cystic fibrosis

    End of Life Care, Opioid Pharmacology, Substance Use Disorders, and Chemotherapy Adverse Reactions - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Pain types and mechanisms
    • Opioid clinical pharmacology
    • Opioid adverse drug reactions, withdrawal, and overdose
    • Opioid conversion
    • Opioid use in cancer pain and chronic noncancer pain
    • End-of-life care or palliative care
    • Adverse drug reactions associated with chemotherapy
    • Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
    • Febrile neutropenia in malignancy
    • Neuropathic pain
    • Opioid-related disorder
    • Benzodiazepine- and alcohol-related disorders

    Musculoskeletal Disorders - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • basic biomedical musculoskeletal information and anatomy
    • osteoporosis
    • osteoarthritis
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • systemic lupus erythematosus
    • polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
    • low back pain
    • sciatica
    • sports injuries
    • fibromyalgia
    • gouty arthritis
    • statin-induced myopathy

    Minor Ailments - Part 2 - EE June 2022

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz will cover the following topics:

    • Mouth ambulatory ailments:
      • canker sores, cold sores, dry mouth, and oral candidiasis (thrush)
    • Infectious skin & keratin ambulatory ailments: 
      • Athlete's foot, bacterial skin infections (impetigo), diaper rash, fungal nail infections or onychomycosis, fungal skin infections (tinea/dermatophytes and yeast infections), viral skin rashes (chickenpox and shingles), and warts (common, plantar, flat, genital, and oncogenic)
    • Dermatological ambulatory ailments: 
      • Acne, atopic and contact dermatitis, burns, bunions, corns & calluses, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis, diaper dermatitis, drug-induced skin reactions, minor cuts and wounds, ostomy care, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, scabies & lice infestation, and sunburns
    • Mother & infant health and infant nutrition: 
      • Oral thrush, Nipple thrush, mastitis, infant colic, infant nutrition, and teething
    • Gastrointestinal ambulatory ailments:
      • Motion sickness, constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, and pinworm infestation

    Minor Ailments - Part 1 - EE June 2022

    Created by: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz covers the following topics:

    • Headaches
    • Fever
    • Acetaminophen toxicity
    • Insomnia
    • Pregnancy and fertility testing
    • Smoking cessation and model of behavioral changes
    • Respiratory ailments:
      • common cold/upper respiratory tract infection [URTI],
      • influenza,
      • allergic rhinitis and pet/mite allergy, 
      • strep throat/bacterial pharyngitis, 
      • acute bronchitis ("chest cold")
      • croup, and
      • acute rhinosinusitis, 
    • Ear ailments: 
      • impacted ear wax,
      • barotrauma,
      • otitis media, and 
      • otitis externa,
    • Eye conditions: 
      • pink/red eye (conjunctivitis),
      • eyelid conditions & blepharitis, 
      • herpetic conjunctivitis,
      • glaucoma, 
      • post-operative care for cataract surgery, and 
      • age-related macular degeneration.

    Sample Quiz - Pharmagate 2022/2023

    Pharmagate® questions are constantly updated to keep with the pace of updates in clinical practice guidelines and contemporary hot topics in management and pharmacy practice. 

    Pharmagate® questions are designed in such a way to deliver a focused, structured and systematic study material and NOT to provide merely some casual answers to random questions. This means that each question stem along with the answers is carefully prepared to provide a complete study guide in a systematic way for each topic.

    Pharmagate® Q-bank is "module-oriented" and all PEBC competencies, as per the most updated NAPRA blueprint, will be reviewed systematically in order to build clinical knowledge and transfer practice skills.


    Note:
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    CFTO Test 3

    Test 3 - course with quiz and video