This unit of study will provide a series of online lectures and activities that explore the evidence for the efficacy and safety of complementary medicines commonly used by specific groups including pregnant and breastfeeding women, paediatrics, diabetes, pre- and post-operative care and oncology. A special focus on drug-herb, drug-nutrient and disease-herb/nutrient interactions will be covered in this unit of study. A combination of lectures, essential reading, evidence and reflective practice reports and online questionnaires will ensure students are able to explore the topics covered.
8hrs of online lectures/semester accompanied by 8-10hrs/week of independent study including self-directed learning and set module readings and activities.
Online questionnaires following lectures and evidence and reflective practice reports
Access to The University of Sydney Library database on enrolment