Continuing Professional Development and the Importance of Self-Awareness (CPD Basics)

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Megan Murphy-Menezes, PharmD, MSCR

CE Hours


Dates Available
8/01/2015  to 8/01/2018



This activity will orient you to the concepts of Self-awareness and Continual Professional Development (CPD). The readings and activities you will experience will help you to practice and inculcate these important lifelong learning skills into your daily routines and thought-process.



At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Define continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Describe the five steps of the CPD cycle
  • Define self-awareness
  • Describe the need to practice self-awareness as a lifelong learner
  • Practice self-reflection and self-awareness techniques
  • Identify personal learning interest and apply the CPD method


Course Completion Requirements

All coursework must be completed by the course expiration date. Must complete the final exam with a score of at least 70% and submit a course evaluation. You are only allowed one attempt on the final exam. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CEBroker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.


Computer Requirements

Supported Browsers: Because it’s built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas supports the most recent versions of Flash and popular web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Chrome 42 and 43
  • Safari 7 and 8
  • Firefox 37 and 38 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 16 and 17 (for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser(supporting the latest system requirements)

Required Components: Flash is required in several places in Canvas: media recording/streaming and viewing as well as uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of Canvas. The Java plug-in is required for screen sharing in Conferences.

Internet Connection: A broadband Internet connection is strongly recommended. Slower connections should still be able to access e-Learning, but will take longer to load. A wired Ethernet connection is more dependable for test-taking than a wireless connection. Special Note about Satellite service: Some users with satellite Internet service may find their online courses do not load quickly or consistently due to satellite network design issues.



This course  in its entirety is copyrighted by the University of Florida Continuing Pharmacy Education and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.



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This course received no outside funding support.

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