PK106: Medications and Navigating the Health System
Learn how to get the best out of the health system.
In this course, you’ll get an overview of medicine and the healthcare system and a solid grounding in the language of medicine. This course is designed to help you to be able to collaborate with health professionals more effectively, communicate well and advocate for your patient or client.
This course will give you a sound understanding of common medications and their therapeutic purposes, as well as enhancing your understanding of common treatment pathways.
You will also gain insight into the health coach role: which is designed to help clients gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be active participants in their own health and wellbeing and to navigate the health care system effectively. With the key goal being the prevention and management of chronic health care conditions.
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"This course helped me to improve how I live my life, and how I can help others improve theirs as well. It's got many dimensions to it which made it a very interesting and inspiring course"
Chris is a GP and has had 25 years of leadership roles in both the military and health sector, his passion is to develop a healthcare system that empowers all of us to embrace a healthy lifestyle. He is currently the chair of the RNZCGP National Advisory Council. Joining Chris in teaching this course are Dr Lisa Dawson (Oncologist), Sonya English (Nurse specialist) and Dr Catherine Crofts (Pharmacist).
StartModule 2: Introduction (1:44)
StartLesson 1: Gaining control of your own healthcare journey (11:14)
StartLesson 2: The role of the Health Coach, scope of practice (11:51)
StartLesson 3: How to talk to your GP (11:48)
StartBonus lesson: Chatting with Cocksy - Doctors' speak (6:35)
StartModule 2: Test