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Top 10 Courses in Geriatric Medicine 2019

A course is designed to encourage continuing personal development for students. It can also help connect two different academic areas of studies. They are offered by a number of educational institutions all around the world and can last anywhere from a few days to a few months or years.

What is a course in age care? This program is designed to teach students information related to specific age groups. The majority of courses are designed around older adults, although some may cover topics related to children. Topics discussed and studied may include fall prevention, aging psychology, gerontology, mental decline, independence issues, and health regulations. The course may be taken by a current health care professional that is looking to work with the elderly, or it may be taken by individuals who think they want to work with the aging population but are not sure in what capacity.

Taking an age care course equips students with the knowledge and skills that will help them in their future job search. With an increasing aging society, having this knowledge is also helpful in taking care of family members.

The financial requirements related to a course in age care will vary from one place to another. The location of the school and duration of the program are major determinants. Contacting the schools is the best way to know specific fees and tuition.

A degree in age care can lead to a variety of different careers, depending on the topic of interest. Employers may include assisted living centers, retirement homes, nursing homes, Alzheimer’s centers, hospitals, small group homes, recreation centers, or children of seniors. Depending on the education level, potential careers may include program director, patient assistant, occupational therapist, health care aide, personal caregiver, and recreation therapist.

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10 Results in Geriatric Medicine

La Salle Centro Universitario

The principles and objectives of care in care at the end of life are to promote a high quality of life, according to their dignity and autonomy of the sick ... [+]

Expert Care at the End of Life

The principles and objectives of care in care at the end of life are to promote a high quality of life, according to their dignity and autonomy of the sick, all this without forgetting their physical, emotional, social and spiritual considering the patient and his family as a unit to try. This requires specific professional training to respond appropriately to these growing demands intervention and care. Agenda

Module I. Fundamentals of Care at the End of Life Module II. The chronic patient Module III. The terminal and chronically ill people around Module IV. Support psycho Module V. Care in the phase of the last days Module VI. Supporting the spiritual needs Module VII. Professional Ethics Module VIII. Specialization Module: ... [-]
Spain Madrid
September 2019
7 months
Online
NIVA Education

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. ... [+]

Our societies are facing the challenge how to organize elderly care services. The aim is to let people live in their own homes as long as possible. The functional ability decreases with age while the need for assistance is growing. This increases the demand for healthcare personnel to efficiently work in private homes. While responding to this demand the health care personnel have to apply new ways of work and confront many ergonomic challenges what the private home as a workplace pose.

The work in elderly care is physically and psychologically demanding. The physical demand in aged care is even more strenuous than in other social and healthcare sectors. There are several physical risk factors, f. ex. 82 % of back injuries happen during manual patient handling tasks. The musculoskeletal disorders cause over one-third of the sick leaves and are the most import reason for early disability allowance. Shortage in nursing personnel is a problem in all western countries and it is expected to worsen. At the same time, the need for nursing care is increasing because our societies are rapidly aging.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
Full-time
2 days
Campus
Fleming College

The Personal Support Worker program gives you the training and credentials to provide practical support services to individuals and families in need of help. It's a satis ... [+]

The Personal Support Worker program gives you the training and credentials to provide practical support services to individuals and families in need of help. It's a satisfying, people-focused career.

Program Highlights

As a graduate of the Personal Support Worker program, you will provide support services to individuals and families in need of assistance. With this satisfying, people-focused career, you will be prepared to assist children, adults, and seniors with special needs or disabilities, and help them maximize their life experience. You can start the program in September or January. This two-semester Personal Support Worker program may particularly appeal to those re-entering the workforce. In total, you'll get approximately 400 hours of relevant theory and approximately 300 hours of real-life, clinical training. The focus of this program is on:... [-]

Canada Peterborough Lindsay Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
FutureLearn

As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively? ... [+]

Why join the course?

Deakin University has developed a partnership model of care that aims to build stronger and more beneficial relationships between older people and those who care for them. The aim of the partnership model is to ensure that healthcare services are more responsive to the needs and preferences of older people within a variety of care settings.

In this course, we’ll introduce you to the partnership model and provide you with some practical tools and strategies for creating your own care plan.

Discover how a partnership model of care benefits older people

We’ll start by introducing you to the partnership model by examining the purpose, significance of and rationale for more collaborative approaches to caring for older people. We’ll look at how the model works and what its benefits are for older people, their family, and healthcare teams.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
2 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

Demystify the aging process and learn how our everyday behaviors are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health. ... [+]

This free online course has been developed by the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing, a collaboration between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, and Newcastle. On this course, you’ll learn why our bones, joints, and muscles function less well as we age, and discover how best to live well as we get older.

What topics will you cover?

What is musculoskeletal health?

Identify the components of the musculoskeletal system and explain how they fit together. Find out how aging affects the musculoskeletal system; learn about common, age-related musculoskeletal disorders; and discuss the impact of such disorders on society and quality of life.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Online
FutureLearn

Find out how staying happy, healthy, socially-connected and active can help you age successfully, with this free online course. ... [+]

How do you feel about aging? What choices are you making to stay happy, healthy, socially-connected and active as you age?

During this five-week course, distinguished academics and physicians at Trinity College Dublin will present world-leading research on successful aging, which may challenge many of the assumptions you have about growing old.

Learn strategies and tips for healthy, active aging

As a community of learners, we will discuss what you’re doing to maintain your health, increase your wellbeing, maintain friendships and navigate life’s challenges.

Together, we will discover the many opportunities for personal growth and community-building by exploring the skills, talents, and dreams of older adults.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Online
FutureLearn

Learn how to help people with Alzheimer's disease live as well as possible with practical tips and advice. ... [+]

When someone has short-term memory loss their life is made up of moments. This means we cannot always create a wonderful day, but we can create a wonderful moment.

In this course you’ll find out how to encourage and enjoy such wonderful moments. You’ll get practical tips to ease the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s for those living with it, and those helping them. Ultimately you will learn how to look beyond the challenges of the disease and focus on creating the best possible life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

What topics will you cover? Understanding the person What age are they in their mind? Live their truth I want to go home Stop correcting them Your mood affects their mood Taking care of the caretaker What will you achieve? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors - devices that are expected to revolutionize hea ... [+]

The Internet of Things (IoT) includes many new digital health technologies, from apps to wearable devices to home sensors - devices that are expected to revolutionize healthcare in the near future. But when will they become truly useful and usable for those with the most at stake: older adults with multiple medical problems? This is just one of the questions we will tackle on this course.

Get an introduction to geriatric care

Better technology can often come from greater understanding. On this course you’ll learn about how older adults and clinicians manage health problems and health pain points, and how to check up-front for the real problems seniors need technological help solving.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

When it comes to understanding and supporting a person living with dementia, family carers are very often the most skilled and knowledgeable. Yet, you will know that care ... [+]

If you are a carer for a person living with dementia then this is a course for you.

When it comes to understanding and supporting a person living with dementia, family carers are very often the most skilled and knowledgeable. Yet, you will know that carers can face a number of really stressful situations that can be difficult to deal with.

Get advice on connecting with and caring for someone with dementia

This course will provide you with knowledge and advice that can help you connect with and care for someone living with dementia. We will focus on everyday experiences that are seen as particularly challenging and stressful, such as combining employment with caring for someone living with dementia.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

In this free online course, you’ll discover some of the key issues in dementia care and research by exploring four less common forms of dementia through the eyes of peopl ... [+]

Explore key issues in dementia care and research, through four less common forms

Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this online course, you’ll discover key issues in dementia care and research. You’ll explore four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them. World-leading experts at UCL will show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms, and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.

What topics will you cover? ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
4 weeks
Online