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Medicine maker: an outreach activity for pharmaceutical manufacturing and health literacy

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Show simple item record McHugh, Martin Hayes, Sarah Tajber, Lidia Ryan, Laurie 2022-03-01T15:14:53Z 2022-03-01T15:14:53Z 2022
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Public engagement in medicine has become more important in promoting population health management and literacy. Medicine is a topic of great societal importance, and many public engagement activities have been developed to promote this area. However, they often narrowly focus on patient groups, diseases, a singular pharmaceutical drug or analytical technique. Despite the importance of these activities, general audiences are still heavily reliant on doctors and pharmacists for information about their medicine and lack basic knowledge around medication use and personal safety. Given this, a broader engagement approach is warranted to target health literacy among the wider public. “Medicine Maker” is a hands-on public engagement workshop that provides audiences with the opportunity to “manufacture” and inspect the quality of proxy or “dummy” medicine through guided inquiry. Here, we detail the development of the Medicine Maker workshop from its origins in the teaching of Irish third-level pharmacy students, to its initial application with a variety of lay audiences. Formal and informal feedback from participants indicates that the workshop can help foster a more critical understanding of medicine manufacturing, quality control, and personal health. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher American Chemical Society en_US
dc.relation 19/SW/6874 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Chemical Education;
dc.subject public understanding/outreach en_US
dc.subject general public en_US
dc.subject inquiry-based/discovery learning en_US
dc.subject drugs/pharmaceuticals en_US
dc.title Medicine maker: an outreach activity for pharmaceutical manufacturing and health literacy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1021/acs.jchemed.1c00915
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor ERDF en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Union (EU) en_US
dc.relation.projectid 19/SW/6874 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/ RC/2275_P2 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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