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Good medicines better health training



Target audience: Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW)

Course summary: This course provides participants with appropriate knowledge and skills about medicines, based on the principals of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM), to become leaders in QUM use and related quality of care areas. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live with chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure. However, on average, they use fewer medicines than other Australians, because they face many difficulties obtaining and using medicines. The project provides Aboriginal Health Workers and Aboriginal outreach workers with the skills and knowledge to train their colleagues, who then counsel and support clients on managing their medicines. The training package includes content on QUM issues associated with three common chronic conditions within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations:

Fee payable: Not specified

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Good Medicines Better Health program
Carrie Sutherland
Ph: (02) 8217 8241


Last updated: 15 July 2013
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