Clinical Pharmacology for Chiropodists and Podiatrists

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Part A- online, self paced, facilitated

Part B- self directed practice,  that is supervised by a physician or healthcare professional licensed to prescribe pharmacological interventions.


$1049 limited offer special price


16 weeks


Cesar Mendez

Learner Outcomes

This course is intended to provide the educational basis which will enable practitioners to effectively and safely perform the regulated act of prescribing as described in the College of Chiropody of Ontario drug regulation.  The course stresses the development of clinically relevant knowledge and sound clinical reasoning skills, and knowledge that is grounded in the clinical domain.

“Approved by the Council of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario, June 25, 2021.”

Evaluation Method

Case Studies, assignments, onsite (or invigilated equivalent) examination and successful completion of the clinical/practical component, that will include implementation and follow-up of pharmacological management plans.

Intended For

Practicing Chiropodists and Podiatrists


Once you have completed PART A & B of CHCP800, in order to be granted prescribing privileges by The College of Chiropodists of Ontario, you must:

  • Request a formal transcript from The Michener Registrar. The transcript will then be sent directly to the College. Please find the transcript form and information at:

Text Book

Recommended: Golan, David E. Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiological Basis of Drug Therapy, Edition 3. Please note: 2nd edition is also acceptable. This textbook is NOT included in the course fee. It can be purchased at the University of Toronto bookstore, or online at or


Online for Part A, Written final exam- onsite at The Michener Institute of Education at UHN or invigilated equivalent on approval

Topics Covered

PART A – Didactic:
• The 16-week online component provides an understanding of fundamental pharmacological principles and outlines the principles of drug classification based on molecular, cellular, organ and system target, mechanisms of action and therapeutic indications. Articulation of these principles is an absolute pre-requisite as the course then progresses to the subsequent study of clinical pharmacology and systems pharmacology. The mechanisms of action and therapeutic indications of drug on the various morpho-functional systems are analyzed. An integrated approach to drug action is described, based on the assessment of the physiological and pathological processes and therapeutic applications. Identifying these principles and applying them in a systematic manner provides the tools for the therapeutic implementation of an evidence-based drug use.

PART B – Clinical/Practical:

  • Successful completion of the didactic component (PART A) is pre-requisite to entering the clinical/practical phase (PART B) of the course.
    • You must complete a period of self-directed practice that is supervised (by a physician or healthcare professional licensed to prescribe) with respect to pharmacological interventions.
    • During this time, you will be expected to implement and follow-up pharmacological management plans for five patients in your practice.
    • The practicum must be completed within 3 months of finishing the 16-week online component PART A.

Clinical Pharmacology for Chiropodists and Podiatrists – CHCP800

COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Effective September 7th all learners, faculty and staff must provide proof of at least one-dose of approved COVID-19 vaccine to participate in any in-person learning or on-site activities. Proof of full vaccination will be required as of October 8th, 2021.

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