The aim of this training programme is to provide healthcare professionals with a self-study programme to support continued education. This programme will provide healthcare professionals the opportunity to study and progress at their own pace and update their knowledge about different therapeutic categories and topics. 

Who Should Enrol

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacist’s assistants
  • Pharmacy support personnel
  • Sales representatives
  • Sales managers
  • Product managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • Allied healthcare professionals

Course Design

Online Course

Course Content

The programme modules include:

Module 1: Introduction to Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Module 2: Basic Pharmacology and Pharmaceutics

Module 3: Ethics and Legislative Controls in Pharmacy Health promotion

Module 4: Immunisation and EPI

Module 5: Mother and Child Care

Module 6: Nutrition and Sanitation Patient care

Module 7: The Reproductive System

Module 8: Eye and ENT

Module 9: Skin, Hair and Dental Care

Module 10: Pain Management

Module 11: Gastro-intestinal Tract

Module 12: Musculo-skeletal System

Module 13: Nervous System

Module 14: Chronic Illnesses and HIV

Training manuals and questionnaires on the different topics are supplied electronically. Learners will have one month to complete a module and return the assessment to Health Science Academy. One assessment is included in the training costs. Re-assessments will be subject to a re-assessment fee at the current applicable rate.

Course Highlights

This course will assist all healthcare professionals and pharmacy support personnel to acquire, update or enhance their medical knowledge on the basic body systems and common disease profiles. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe all the body systems
  • Describe common diseases involved with the human body systems
  • Understand the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body 
  • Understand the pharmacology and pharmaceutics involved with medication
  • Understand the immune system and the immunisation schedules in RSA


Multiple choice questionnaire


50% pass rate on the questionnaire

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