Quality use of medicines for health professional students

Module 1 – Understanding the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)
Interactive lecture

Most of us use medicines - prescription and non-prescription - on a regular basis, and are aware of their benefits. However, medicines can interact negatively and may have side effects, which can result in poor health outcomes. Therefore, all health professionals have a role to play in monitoring patients to ensure that their medicine usage is judicious, appropriate, safe and effective.

This learning object contains a presentation on the Quality Use of Medicines, and a short quiz to check for learning.

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Module 2 – Giorgio's case

This module examines the use of medicines in the complex case of Giorgio Mattiou. Giorgio has a number of health problems, which have recently been compounded by a hospital admission for a moderate stroke.

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Module 3 – Judy's case

Judy Brown is a 42-year-old woman who has recently been seen by a rheumatologist at the local hospital following an exacerbation of her rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The rheumatologist has made a referral for Judy to have follow up at the local community hospital outreach clinic.

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