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Lecture Overview

Take a look at the pharmacology of common recreational drugs found at clubs, parties, festivals and other social events and how they are changing the way we practice healthcare. This session focuses on recreational drugs that have a sedative effect including benzos, opioids, ketamine and nitrate.


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Shaun Greene Visit

Dr Shaun Greene is a clinical toxicologist and emergency medicine physician who works at Austin Health in Melbourne. He is currently medical director of the Victorian Poisons Information Centre and Director of the Austin Hospital Clinical Toxicology Service. Shaun trained as a clinical toxicologist in the United Kingdom where he developed a keen professional interest in recreational drugs. His research interests include novel psychoactive substances and pharmaceutical opioid harm reduction.


30 Total Rating(s)
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23 Sep 2019

Useful module interesting subject

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Craig Broomhall
30 Aug 2019

Highly recommended.

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Brandon Nguyen
27 May 2019

good overview

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Catherine Papadopoulos
26 May 2019

Interesting lecture

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Natalie King
17 May 2019

another great easy to understand lecture, thank you

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Esther Sibanda
12 May 2019

Engaging and well presented

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Matthew lawrence
01 May 2019

Excellent detail and explanation, very interesting content.

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Meagan packer
29 Apr 2019


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Shamiso Dzinavatonga
20 Apr 2019

well presented.

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Amy leisemann
18 Apr 2019

Very interesting and educational good examples stated.