Recent activities (U3A Melbourne)

I’ve just delivered a short course on,  “Complementary medicines: Exploring the Issues” for U3A Melbourne.

The material presented is available (as PDF’s) here: Background reading I & Background reading II , Questionnaire and presentations (2 slides per page)  Session I, Session II & Session III.

As expected, when questioned at the start of the course, none of the course participants knew what AUST L or AUST R on the labels meant!

As part of the course I showed some recent TGA videos which participants felt were informative.

There was criticism of the static talking head format (boring); some would have preferred a more lively interview format such as the one I also showed presented by Norman Swan (ABC Tonic) for NPS Medicine Wise.

Regardless, many older participants appreciated that the TGA video had the spoken word duplicated by the text and also a transcript available to read at their leisure.

In addition, the information presented at , “Listed medicines: The role of Australia’s medicines regulator” is excellent, in particular the “Buyer – be aware” section.

This TGA material deserves wider publicity.

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About Dr Ken Harvey

Public Health Physician, Medical activitist
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