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This module (in conjunction with Clinical Geriatric Medicine 1) 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.
In conjunction with Clinical Geriatric Medicine 2, the aim of this module is to enable learners to further develop their core knowledge base of geriatric medicine. The two modules can be taken in any order, and it is intended that between them they will cover the most common disorders affecting older people. An evidence-based approach will be used to develop the skills of critical analysis; scientific papers will be discussed in small groups with student-led presentations. In addition, this module will focus on developing an understanding of the role of audit in improving the quality of patient care by requiring students to reflect on current practice and the means by which it might be modified if necessary. Students will also develop the skills necessary to produce a poster as a means of disseminating academic work.
Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of clinical audit in improving care to older people.
- Show a level of expert knowledge on at least one of the most 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.
- Show skills in critically appraising research evidence
- Demonstrate the reflective and independent learning skills required for continued professional developoment.
- Communicate effectively in different media.
Healthcare professional 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 discussion and tutorials
- 40 hours assessment writing and presentation
In conjunction with Clinical Geriatric Medicine 1, this module covers the most common conditions affecting older people, from osteoporosis and bone disease through to end of life issues. There will be a mix of student led and expert led seminars, analysis of the literature and case based discussions. In addition to writing a clinical audit report, each student will produce a poster summarising their findings. Students are encouraged to produce their work with a view to further dissemination, such as conference presentations.
The assessment is comprised of two parts:
1. Clinical Audit report of 2750 words
(80% of the overall mark - qualifying mark 50%)
In addition to findings, this clinical audit report will contain a summary review of current literature of the subject and a discussion of current practice demonstrating clearly why this is an important area to audit.
2. Poster Presentation
(20% of the overall mark - qualifying mark 50%)
As part of developing a range of skills in disseminating academic findings, students will produce a poster summarising the work of Assessment 1.
Module Session Dates
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