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Lecture Overview

As people age, their ability to metabolise medicines changes. As many older adults take multiple medicines, it is essential that their effect on one another be understood by those administering them. Failure to identify unnecessary and unsafe use of medicines, potential contraindications, and serious interactions puts an older adult and the person administering medicines at a high risk.

Educators

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Louis Roller

Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 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, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. 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.

Reviews

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17 Total Rating(s)

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Lekshmi Suresh Kumar
20 Mar 2019

Extremely Informative.

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Kerry Enslin
13 Mar 2019

I loved this! Need to listen to it ten times though!

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Kylie Bourne
07 Mar 2019

Very informative, he has a great knowledge of medicines.

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Andrew Markula
05 Mar 2019

Great presentation,very worthwhile.

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Tamara Reck
05 Mar 2019

Found this informative. Relative to medication regularly prescribed.

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Timothy Riegerix
04 Mar 2019

I was hoping for something a bit more exciting, but the lecture covered several of the common types of drugs and potential adverse reactions. Overall, a useful lecture.

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Ze Liu
03 Mar 2019

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Kerry Harman
03 Mar 2019

Great topic great information

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Rachiel Kagonda
01 Mar 2019

very informative

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Nicole Frost
01 Mar 2019

Relevant and very informative information covering a broad area on this topic.