Sore throat: Symptoms, diagnosis and management

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: The Australian College of Pharmacy 
Author: Margaret Robinson
CPD Credits: 2


This activity provides an overview of the signs and symptoms of sore throats, along with pharmacologic and non-pharmacological management options.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. List the signs and symptoms of bacterial and viral conditions associated with sore throat
  2. Discuss pharmacological treatments for sore throat – both systemic and topical
  3. Describe the non-pharmacological management of sore throats, including vitamins, minerals and complementary medications, and the scientific evidence supporting their use
  4. Describe counselling points that pharmacists can discuss with patients presenting with sore throats

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include:  2.1, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5

Accreditation number: A1908BAY9    Accreditation expires: 1/8/2021
This activity has been accredited for 1.0 hour of Group One CPD (or 1.0 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 1.0 hour of Group Two CPD (or 2.0 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.