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DTC Training Guides

The Drug and Therapeutics Committees Training Course was developed by RPM Plus in collaboration with the World Health Organization in 2001 and revised in 2007. The course consists of 14 individual sessions that are presented on powerpoint slides and in a comprehensive participant’s guide. A trainer’s guide is also available to individuals interested in facilitating a training course.

Download the complete Trainer's and Participant's Guides

To view the power point slides, click on the individual sessions below.

Session 1: DTC Overview

Session 2: Developing and Maintaining a Formulary

Session 3: Assessing Medicine Efficacy

Session 4: Assessing and Managing Medicine Safety

Session 5: Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

Session 6: Evaluating the Cost of Pharmaceuticals

Session 7: Identifying Problems with Medicine Use

Session 8: Understanding the Problems Associated with Medicine Use - Qualitative Methods

Session 9: Strategies to Improve Medicine Use - Overview

Session 10: Standard Treatment Guidelines

Session 11: Drug Use Evaluation

Session 12: Infection Control

Session 13: Role of DTC in Containing AMR

Session 14: Getting Started