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Title: Families getting to know their medicines Young people as a gateway after hours ethnic schooling QUM


1
Families getting to know their medicinesYoung
people as a gatewayafter hours ethnic schooling
QUM program and curriculum package
  • Jenny Davis - National Prescribing Service
  • Doris Kordes - Federation of Ethnic Communities'
    Councils Of Australia
  • Barbara Downie - Queensland LOTE Centre

2
Aim
  • To develop a quality LOTE module that values
    culture, achieves language learning
  • whilst increasing the awareness, knowledge and
    skills of multicultural families to manage
    medicines more effectively.
  • A shared aim of
  • Quality LOTE learning resource reliable health
    information for families

3
Who is involved?
  • National
  • National Prescribing Service (NPS)
  • Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of
    Australia (FECCA)
  • Community Languages Australia/Australian
    Federation of Ethnic Schools Associations (CLA)
  • State
  • Queensland LOTE Centre,
  • Ethnic Schools Association Queensland (ESAQ),
  • School providers, principals and instructors
  • Funded by the Australian Government

4
Why learn about medicines?
  • What is Quality Use of Medicines?
  • selecting management options wisely, choosing
    suitable medicines if a medicine is considered
    necessary, and using medicines safely and
    effectively
  • What are medicines?
  • anything available on prescription, medicines
    bought over the counter and many traditional and
    herbal/natural remedies
  • More than 70 of Australians use medicines at any
    one time.
  • Around 140,000 hospital visits per year may be
    due to problems with medicines

5
Rationale - Why ethnic schools and family?
  • Language/culture barriers to health information
  • Young people can share information kitchen
    table
  • Ethnic schools are valued by family
  • Gateway for health information and supports LOTE
    learning

6
Key messages
  • Common sense issues
  • Get to know your medicines
  • What is a medicine?
  • Medicines include more than just those on
    prescription, or bought over the counter. Plus
  • Many herbal and traditional remedies are also
    medicines.
  • For reliable information talk with your doctor
    and/or pharmacist. Its OK (and important) to ask
    questions

7
Families getting to know their medicines
  • LOTE learning prioritised
  • Culture and story telling related to QUM
  • Quality assurance
  • QUM games, quizzes, portfolio
  • Targets ages 10-16 yrs

8
The curriculum
  • Things to consider
  • Links medicine messages with language
  • Students age 10-16
  • Students and parents language skills
  • Instruction time
  • Supporting kitchen table discussion at home

9
Range of activities
  • BLMs
  • Answer sheets
  • optional activities
  • Instructors guide
  • Take home activities involving family
  • Language instruction

10
Activities cont
  • Portfolio weeks 1-6
  • Values students work
  • Journal
  • Simple and creative
  • Decisions game
  • Competition
  • Exercise book

11
Queensland trial
  • Which schools - Chinese, Vietnamese and Greek
  • Why these languages?
  • Media campaign radio/newsletters/spokespeople any
    other?
  • Consulting principals and instructors
  • Alerting parents
  • Term 1 January 2007
  • Getting feedback
  • Sharing the results

12
What feedback do we need?
  • How many reached?
  • Who took part?
  • Did we make a difference?
  • What are the views of students/family/schools?
  • Any issues?
  • How can we do it better?

13
Any questions?
  • What are your views?
  • Thank you
  • NPS, FECCA, Queensland LOTE Centre!
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