Key Facts

Module Title: Clinical Geriatric Medicine 1
Mode of Study:This module make be taken independently or as part of the Masters in Medical Science
Contact Details:Rachel Parkin - 01782 734936
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

This module (in conjunction with Clinical Geriatric Medicine 2) advances the knowledge of common clinical conditions that affect the health of older people and their appropriate management. The modules comprise themed multidisciplinary study days, and topics are considered in a framework which covers the stages of frailty (early, moderate, and advanced) and phases of care (proactive, routine, responsive). There is emphasis in a patient-centred, multi-professional, multi-organisational approach and illustrated by case studies to enable achievement of learning objectives in relation to disease management and integration of care. 

The aim of this module (in conjunction with Clinical Geriatric Medicine 2) is to enable learners to develop the core clinical knowledge base of Geriatric Medicine. An evidence based approach will be used to develop the skills of critical analysis as well as core knowledge; scientific papers will be discussed in small groups with student led presentations. 


Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe in detail common conditions affecting older people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex issues systematically and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesise complex information in unpredictable situations.
  • Develop skills in critically appraising research evidence.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in the care of older people.
  • Communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences using different media.
  • Demonstrate the reflective and independent learning skills required for continuing professional development.
  • Develop new skills in exercising initiative and personal responsibility.

Healthcare professionals with access to older patients.

  • 32 hours face to face teaching and small group discussions
  • 4 x 1 hour tutorials
  • 32 hours directed learning 
  • 26 hours self directed learning
  • 16 hours preparing for student led discussions and tutorials
  • 40 hours assessment writing and presentation


This module covers a range of common conditions affecting older people such as stroke and falls.  There will be a mix of student led and expert led seminars, analysis of the literature and case based discussions. Each student will write a case report and present it in powerpoint format in preparation for similar presentations at conferences.

The assessment is comprised of two parts:


1.   Case Study - Case report of 2750 words

(80% of the overall mark - qualifying mark 50%)

This will include a discussion of the differential diagnosis and/or of treatment options for the patient presented.  It will also clearly state what is learned from the case and demonstrate how this adds to existing knowledge.


2.   Presentation - Class presentation of case report

(20% of the overall mark - qualifying mark 50%)

Ten minute presentation of a case report using powerpoint.


Module Session Dates

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