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Lecture Overview

This interdisciplinary education, with a focus on the pharmacological treatment, provides a comprehensive overview of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD). Join Associate Professor Louis Roller on a winding journey through the world of these gastrointestinal disorders, and discover some surprising facts along the way.


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Louis Roller

Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for 56 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines. He has been and is on the editorial board of the Australian Pharmaceutical Formulary and Handbook and has contributed significantly to all three editions of Mosby’s Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge and writes articles on disease state management. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, as well as the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. He still lectures to pharmacy undergraduates on a number of topics. He has particular interests in drug interactions and pharmacogenomics and William Shakespeare. He has served as a committee member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Victorian Branch since 2008. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. His current activities include singing in a choir, visiting schools about bullying (Courage to Care), and giving talks to U3A groups and appropriate aged-care accommodation groups. He is a proud member of the Australian Skeptics. See Educator Profile


25 Total Rating(s)
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Sean Beecher
15 Apr 2019

Prof. Roller is an engaging and interesting presenter. This particular presentation is useful to many nurses working in some form of Medical or Surgical Ward due to the prevelance of patients on PPIs.

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Pauline Webber
26 Mar 2019

An engaging speaker who demystified PPIs and other gastric medication.

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Lisa Boes
20 Mar 2019

Very knowledgeable. I actually found it more personable and less informal because he talks like a human with a lot of accumulated life experience and knowledge.

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Elise Duke-Monteith
25 Feb 2019

Lecturer often went off on tangents that made it hard to remain focused.

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daniel kan
18 Feb 2019

Excellent source of information . Very engaging and knowledgable presenter

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Jennifer Topham
28 Jan 2019

Very interesting topic, knowledgeable presenter

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Daryl Stuart
17 Jan 2019

Brilliant. Such a knowledgeable and personable presenter. Many, many thanks

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Daryl Stuart
17 Jan 2019

Brilliant. Such a knowledgeable and personable presenter. Many, many thanks

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Ann Trebilcock
16 Jan 2019

Very interesting and informative. Useful in my current role.

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K.Frances Sofo
08 Jan 2019

Very comprehensive and thorough in all aspects.