Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern health care system. Drawing on a range of online teaching methods, learning modules will focus on topics such as understanding the use of complementary medicines in Australia and around the world, the question of evidence and the role of ethics and the law in regulating the availability, safety and advertising of complementary medicines. Students will address issues of locating reliable information on complementary medicines and will develop an understanding of the environmental issues that arise from the increased popularity of these medicines.
|Unit name||Complementary Medicines in Contemporary Society|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Discipline||Pharmacy|Law|Sociology and Criminology|
Dr Sue Evans
Dr Sue Evans; Dr Emily Hansen; Dr Rebekah McWhirter; Professor Dianne Nichol; Dr Jane Nielsen.
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||060501|
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Quiz – Basics of Complementary Medicine – 20%;
Reflective exercise: Making decisions: evidence around complementary medicines – 40%;
Critical analysis: Regulating use: public safety and complementary medicines – 40%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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