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Cover image for lecture: Party Drugs: Stimulants

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 stimulant effect including psychoactives, MDMA or ecstasy and cocaine.


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Shaun Greene

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. See Educator Profile


52 Total Rating(s)
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Matthew Tencza
24 Dec 2019

Great resource, would be better if I could see the slides he was referring too.

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Shinae Martin
01 Dec 2019


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Teagan Ryatt
17 Oct 2019

Excellent lecture. An in-depth look at the background to the most common party drugs and what clinical signs need to be addressed and recognised in overdoses/presentations to clinical staff. An engaging presenter and easy to understand breakdown of the information given

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Craig Broomhall
30 Aug 2019

Engaging presenter on a subject relevant to any front line pre hospital worker.

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Mary Wyn
14 Aug 2019


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Deidre Murray
08 Jul 2019

Very informative. Presented well but it would've been good to see the actual slides that he was referring to.

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Milica Bosnjak
31 May 2019

The lecture was very interesting and informative. It provided detailed information on the pharmacology and clinical effects of different stimulant drugs available and enables health professionals to have a better understanding of the signs, symptoms and treatment necessary for the patient.

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Lisa Hannaford
30 May 2019


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Craig Fothergill
25 May 2019

Course was great , up dating my existing knowlege .

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Jessica Ryan
20 May 2019

Absolutely loved this presentation, the speaker was very engaging and the content was very interesting.