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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 advance their knowledge of common clinical conditions in older people and their management. An evidence-based approach will be used to develop the skills of critical analysis as well as core knowledge. The programme comprises themed study days, and topics are considered in a framework which covers the stages of frailty and phases of care (proactive, routine, responsive). There is emphasis on a patient-centred, multidisciplinary, multi-organisational approach, illustrated by case studies to enhance achievement of learning objectives in relation to disease management and integration of care.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
- Recognise and describe common conditions affecting older people.
- Demonstrate the ability to deal with complex issues systematically and to make sound judgements.
- 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 clearly, clinical information, using different media.
- Demonstrate the reflective and independent learning skills required for continuing professional development.
- Develop 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 wide range of common conditions affecting older people such as management of heart failure, renal disease, infectious diseases, stroke, falls, osteoporosis, pain management, mental health disorders. There will be a mixture of expert-led and student-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 should be structured in the standard fashion including Introduction, History, Physical Assessment, discussion of the Differential Diagnosis or of Treatment options for the patient presented, Outcome and Discussion. It will also clearly state what is learned from the case and demonstrate how this adds to existing knowledge and literature.
2. Presentation - Class presentation of case report
(20% of the overall mark - qualifying mark 50%)
Ten minute presentation of the submitted case report using PowerPoint, followed by 5 minutes of questions and further discussion.
Module Session Dates
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