Geriatric medicine is an expanding, acute speciality. With increasing numbers of elderly people the need for specialist training will continue.
This comprehensive course is offered in collaboration with the North Western Postgraduate Medical Deanery and will ensure that the theory underpinning knowledge is delivered alongside and applied to the clinical situation. It meets the needs of clients and physicians and ensures that a quality service is delivered effectively and efficiently. It is a modular course delivered off-site on a part-time, day release basis
All teaching will endeavour to be evidence-based, holistic and multi-disciplinary, recognising that there is more to modern practice than simply technical medicine. It is a modular course delivered off-site on a part-time, day release basis.
• Medical Ethics and Law (30 credits) • Medical Training and Communication (15 credits) • Health Service Management (15 credits) • General Principles of Ageing (30 credits) • Common Diseases of the Older Adult I (30 credits) • Common Diseases of the Older Adult II (30 credits) • Psychiatry of Old Age (30 credits) • Medicine of the Older Adult (30 credits) • Dissertation (60 credits)
A mixture of the following:
• Presentation • Written assignments • Teaching session
This exciting and innovative course will enable you to gain a critical appreciation and in-depth understanding of the theoretical background underpinning your speciality. It also provides an opportunity to critically evaluate and appraise the current contextual and practice issues involved in the delivery of your specialist field.