Geriatric Foundations eLearning

Program Overview

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest educational offering on the care of older adults!

Geriatric Foundations (formerly Geriatric Training Program) is a comprehensive e-learning program that equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality care to older adults. Geriatric Foundations offers you the opportunity to enhance your expertise in geriatrics and develop the confidence to provide exceptional care to older adults. With the flexibility of asynchronous learning, you can complete the program, at your own pace, making it easier to fit into your schedule.

What is included?

The 6-hour self-paced program is made up of twelve online modules. Each module includes pre-recorded video lectures, accompanying slide decks, and knowledge checks to ensure comprehension. The modules have been developed by physicians with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, as well as other nursing and allied health care professionals with expertise in specialized geriatric services. Geriatric Foundations has been reviewed and endorsed by McMaster University, ensuring that you are acquiring knowledge that meets the highest standards.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the foundations of assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes.
  • Describe the unique needs of older adults, including those with complex health problems.
  • Apply the principles of geriatric care to their work with older adults.

Who is it for?

This e-learning course is intended for healthcare professionals who are either new to geriatrics or seeking a comprehensive review of geriatric principles. It is ideal for those involved with or interested in the care of older adults in various settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, and community environments.

  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Residents
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Social Service Workers
  • Pharmacists
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Community Paramedics
  • Students

Registration and Pricing

Visit to register today! The cost for individual learners is $125 CAD. A discounted rate of $75 CAD is available for groups of 10 or more learners. Please email for more information about group rates.

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