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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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    Pharmagate Practice Test #1 - MCQ May 2021

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    The Practice Test #1 (Mock Exam #1) consists of 65 questions and is expected to cover the following topics:
    • Minor ailments
    • Neurological, psychiatric and substance use disorders
    • Endocrine disorders, kidney disease & electrolyte disorders, acid-base balance disorders, and anemias
    • Sexual health, lower urinary tract symptoms & urological disorders, and contraception
    • Cardiovascular disorders

    Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders - EE January 2021

    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 2021

    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 2021

    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

    Pharmacy Practice & Management - Part 2 - EE January 2021

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics.

    • Quality and safety in pharmacy practice (medication errors & reconciliation)

    • Drug schedules & prescription regulations

    • Accreditation and quality assurance

    • Cold chain management

    • Nonsterile & sterile compounding

    • Economic evaluation in health care

    • Drug distribution systems & drug utilization reviews

    • 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

    • Privacy of health information

    • Communication skills and interprofessional collaborative care

    • Biostatistics and research design

    Pharmacy Practice & Management - Part 1 - EE January 2021

    Created By: Dr. Karim Michail

    This quiz is expected to cover the following topics:

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

    Therapeutics of Gastrointestinal And Respiratory Disorders - EE January 2021

    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
    • Respiratory disorders:
      • pulmonary function tests
      • mechanisms of therapeutic aerosol particle deposition
      • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
      • asthma in infants and children
      • asthma in adults

    Pain Mechanisms, Opioid Use, Substance Use Disorders, Chemotherapy Adverse Reactions, Palliative Care, And Liver Diseases - EE January 2021

    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
    • Chronic liver diseases

    Therapeutics of Endocrine Disorders - EE January 2021

    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

    Musculoskeletal Disorders - EE January 2021

    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 January 2021

    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 2021

    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.

    Therapeutics of Minor Ailments - Part 2 - EE June 2020

    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
    • Infant nutrition and ambulatory ailments: 
      • Fever, infant colic, infant nutrition, and teething
    • Gastrointestinal ambulatory ailments:
      • Constipation, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, nausea and vomiting, and pinworms

    Therapeutics of Minor Ailments - Part 1 - EE June 2020

    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, 
      • 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, and
      • glaucoma, post-operative care for cataract surgery, and age-related macular degeneration.

    Sample Quiz - Pharmagate 2020/2021

    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.


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