My Drugs: Finding and Understanding Reliable Information on Medications

Coordinator

Name Email Phone
Mike Roy michaelroy@wisc.edu 608-443-9563

The course examines sources of readily available and reliable information on prescription drugs and biopharmaceuticals. Participants will be encouraged to locate and examine information--use, risks, benefits and adverse reactions--on marketed drugs. A session format is 1 hour lecture plus 1 hour participation-discussion. Full benefit is derived by use of your laptop/tablet with WiFi capability in class. Access to the internet for practice searches outside of class is recommended. Coordinator is not a health care provider; hence course will NOT give specific drug or medical information directly to participants. Instead, participants will gain skills they need to find meaningful information.

Location

 Christ Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day

 Tuesday

Meeting Time

 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Start Date

 January 9, 2018

End Date

 January 23, 2018

Participation

 Regular reading/discussion; in-class  participation by finding and examining drug  information of personal interest

Class Size

 12
Class Notes

Since this course has a class size limit, please contact the course coordinator about enrollment status. Some popular courses may have a waiting list.

Additional information: Please bring your laptop or tablet (or smartphone), WiFi-capable and with any web browser, to class; there are no loaner computers. WiFi connection is available at the site but is not fully secure. There is adequate parking adjacent to the church and Madison Metro bus services this area.



 

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