Website closure: From October 2019 the PCDT Academy website will no longer be live and the learning modules will not be accessible.

Accreditation statement

This e-learning course is accredited for 2 years from 14 November 2017.

The Achieving better care in depression, made available on and organized by InterComm International Limited, is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists.

Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Only those e-learning materials that are displayed on the UEMS-EACCME website have formally been accredited.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA), physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

This e-learning course is also available on the UEMS-EACCME website (

The tests

Criteria for passing

All modules begin with a pre-test assessment to gauge the learner’s knowledge before completing the course, and end with a post-test assessment to measure learning. The learner must answer the post-test assessment correctly to pass the module.

All modules are punctuated with ‘reflection questions’ to encourage the learner to apply their new knowledge to their own practice.

Learners can access an online survey after completing all modules. They must complete the survey before they can download their course certificate. The survey contains a blend of multiple-choice and free-text responses, to gain as much feedback as possible. Questions are focused on the content, and are designed to identify where improvements can be made.