Registration Options

Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner, or other health care professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of individuals living with mental health and/or substance use disorders, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Up to two exam attempts are provided to each participant. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Ryan M. Carnahan, PharmD, BCPP, MS
Associate Professor
University of Iowa, College of Public Health, Epidemiology
Iowa City, IA
No Relevant Financial Relationships to Disclose


Learning Objectives


ACPE #0284-0000-24-003-H04-P (Knowledge)
Author: Ryan Carnahan, PharmD, MS, BCPP
Learning Objectives
At the end of this program, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe study designs (including meta-analysis and systemic review), including strengths and weaknesses, and types of bias present in each type, including funding source.
  2. Describe appropriateness of the study design for research questions and hypotheses, including the choice of descriptive or inferential analysis, and use of intention to treat.
  3. Explain key epidemiologic concepts: incidence, prevalence, relative risk, odds ratio, relative and absolute risk reduction, and number needed to treat and harm. 
  4. Explain the different types of error and how to reduce each type, including the effect of sample size on error and power.
  5. Describe different types of data, which statistical tests can be used for each type, groups being used, and the relationship between groups.
  6. Describe different ways to report and interpret statistical and clinical significance of a study based on effect measures, p-values, and confidence intervals, including in survival analyses such as the Kaplan-Meier curve and Cox regression.
  7. Outline the differences between noninferiority and traditional hypothesis testing trials.
  8. Describe the differences between internal and external validity.
  9. Contrast pharmacoeconomic evaluation methods commonly applied to pharmacy practice in today's healthcare settings, including the different outcomes, analysis perspectives, and reporting measures that are employed by each method.
  10. Describe the process of using a systematic approach to critically evaluating the literature, including assessing level of evidence and journal impact factor.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/12/2024 - 12/31/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 2.5
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-24-003-H04-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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