Probiotics for a healthy microbiome: an evidence-based approach to appropriate product choice (AJP April 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: Australian Journal of Pharmacy
Author: Professor Susan Prescott

CPD Credits: 3


Designed to give an overview of probiotics and the evidence base available to provide practical guidance for pharmacists when considering probiotics in practice.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

1. explain the differences in the biodiversity of gut microbiota, including inter-individual variations within the population;
2. list the different species of probiotics and the considerations that surround the use of probiotics in practice;

3. outline the evidence base surrounding the efficacy of different strains of probiotics and their use in specific conditions.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6

Accreditation number: A1904AJP3     Accreditation expires: 01/04/2021

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group One CPD (or 1.5 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.5 hour of Group Two CPD (or 3.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.