Geriatric Essentials eLearning

Program Overview

These open-access interactive geriatric learning modules are based on the Geriatrics interprofessional interorganizational Collaboration (GiiC) toolkit developed by the RGPs of Ontario (now Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario). Users take on a senior character and follow their journey through the health system. Topics covered include:

  • Geriatric Addictions
  • Heart Failure
  • Falls
  • Medication Review
  • Frailty
  • Pain
  • Incontinence
  • Cognition
  • Depression
  • Delirium
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Dementia and Sexuality

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe geriatric core competencies as they relate to assessment and management.
  • Discuss the complex array of health problems that older adults can experience.
  • Recognize which type of provider is best suited to address a specific condition in an older adult.
  • Employ strategies for assessment and management of common geriatric syndromes when working with older adults.

Registration and Pricing

The modules are freely accessible through the eLearning website here.

Geriatric Essentials eLearning is a course within the McMaster University endorsed Geriatric Certificate Program. The GCP is competency-based education for health care providers working with older adults that improves practice. To complete this course as part of the GCP, learners must access the modules through the GCP portal once registered as a student.

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