MiCAL is a web based training package, designed to provide training in the skills required to answer questions about medicines. It is suitable for pre-registration pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, newly qualified pharmacists, clinical staff wanting to refresh their skills, or healthcare professionals involved in medicines management. Learners can access the tool from any PC once registered and assessors/trainers can provide supplementary assistance to learners when requested.
MiCAL is a self-directed learning tool which should be used in conjunction with other training tools such as the UKMi Training Workbook (see below). A user guide is provided to assist in effective learning with the MiCAL package. Users are not required to work through the package from beginning to end but use the training tool to address identified training needs (how these are identified is outside the scope of the package). MiCAL will assist learners to:
The interactive MiCAL package is updated annually (release date: July) and will be accessible to learners via their local medicines information centres. Visit http://midatabank.com/mical/Register.aspx to see if your organisation is listed.
Any feedback or enquiries relating to the CONTENT of MiCAL should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UKMi Training Workbook is a tutorial based package designed to provide training in the basic skills and knowledge required to answer enquiries about medicines. It is suitable for a variety of staff and can be worked through at an individual’s own pace. The workbook is extensively cross referenced to the MiCAL package and contains the following tutorials:
The workbook can be used as a portable record of evidence. It is made available to pre-registration and Band 6 pharmacists through local MI centres. Individual tutorials may also be downloaded from the UKMi website.