What are the Effects of Ageing on Medicines?

11m of CPD
Treasure McGuire
19 April 2017

Ageing is inevitable. But just how do these physiological changes affect the growing list of medications that we take as we get older? In this informative and educational talk, Dr Treasure McGuire takes us through the common effects of ageing, and how these declines and changes affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications.


Treasure McGuire


Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator, and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety, and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.


Thomas Mann28 May 2018
Concise, well presented lecture.

Candace Pederson05 May 2018
More nurses and doctors need to know this.

Karen Gruber03 May 2018
Interesting facts

Marian Soares29 Apr 2018
Useful and informative.

Kate Ayling26 Apr 2018
Short, sweet, to the point.

Ulrike pearce24 Apr 2018
Very informative

Jacqueline Pirouet15 Apr 2018
Dr McGuire was very informative however was also able to present data in a simplified manner. I would view this lecture again and recommend it to my colleagues

Jacqueline Pirouet15 Apr 2018
Wonderful presenter. Makes it very clear and concise to understand Thankyou so much Dr McGuire

Karina Mastrosavas15 Apr 2018
Very intersting and informative.

Karina Mastrosavas15 Apr 2018
Very interesting and informative. It gave me a better understanding of how our ageing bodies affect the medications we take and how medications affect our ageing bodies.

Laura Valdez13 Apr 2018
Very good presentation

Michelle Silva07 Apr 2018

cheuk yi fung05 Apr 2018

Anna Lau Hwee Tzer29 Mar 2018
Informative and concise.

Wadzana Nollie HWATA26 Mar 2018
Very interesting

Susana Ave25 Mar 2018
Very informative and interesting topics been discussed .

Michele Selby23 Mar 2018
Excellent, especially if you work in aged care.

Alison Lodge13 Mar 2018
Very useful information

Teresa Perry11 Mar 2018
Excellent presentation which was very well explained.

Teresa Perry11 Mar 2018
Fabulous presentation and explained so well

Travis McAndrew01 Mar 2018
very informative!!!!

Anna Prusiak27 Feb 2018
Good info, easy to understand

Patricia wilson26 Feb 2018
A brief clip that repeats the longer lecture about risks of polypharmacy and older patients and the risks of falls in this population. Too brief to make sense of this topic on its own, but a good recap of the longer version.

Robyn Lawry22 Feb 2018
Not quite as cohesive as some other lectures. Didn’t stay within topic boundary

Lona Coles16 Feb 2018
Informative and to the point. I am able to use the information to understand the patients and their meds.

Ann Trebilcock15 Feb 2018
Good resource, great infomation!!

Denise Pardoe15 Feb 2018
Great knowledge base.

Barbara Stokes14 Feb 2018
Excellent presentation.

Tracy Halliburton13 Feb 2018
Brief and concise.

joshua bold13 Feb 2018

Julia Margaret Speakman13 Feb 2018
A good refresher

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