Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an essential part of the professional development process of each pharmacist. As CPD helps pharmacists to improve their work quality and to become more useful for their patients the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union (BPhU) has implemented an e-learning platform for distance education for pharmacists in Bulgaria. The present research aims to sum up and investigate the quantitative and qualitative use of the e-learning platform.
Data from the initial 18 months - from the July 1st to the December 31st 2019 were summarized and analyzed using descriptive statistics. For the first 18 months the e-learning platform consists of 5 active modules and was visited by 24.3% of the active members of the BPhU. The percentage of the participants in the different modules varies from 22% to 63% from the visitors of the platform. Each module finishes with a test. The average success rates in percentage, the average time to fulfill the test, and the percentage of users that try the test more than once to pass it was also measured. The e-learning platform of the BPhU has proved to be a valuable tool for providing CPD education for pharmacists in Bulgaria.
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