Care of the Elderly Online Course

Do you feel out of your comfort zone when a patient displays signs of confusion or postural instability? Would you like to improve your management of patients suffering from or at risk of falls and immobility? Could your organisation benefit from a specialist with extended knowledge of pharmacology or polypharmacy? If so, please consider our new Care of the Elderly online course, awarded by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The course is designed to be practical and clinically focused, allowing all healthcare professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in specific areas of interest and relevancy. This will allow them to meet the needs of the ageing person, whilst collaborating and learning with their colleagues in the multidisciplinary team.

Throughout the course, you will be examining relevant information that will improve your management of the elderly including:

  • Pharmacology/polypharmacy
  • Carers/support/user involvement
  • Medico-legal issues
  • Chronic diseases and co-morbidity
  • Lifestyle factors
  • The health delivery environment

Our course is offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and registered professions (e.g. physiotherapy, dieticians, occupational therapists and other professionals) who work with older people.

All students must satisfy the university requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, including English language requirements, and in addition, will normally be a registered healthcare professional, and obtain an initial degree in medicine or a related health/social care subject.

Apply now for the Postgraduate Diploma.


Meet the Course Director

Dr Richard Dean Jenkins

Dr Richard Dean Jenkins FRCP
Current post: Consultant Physician, Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Dr Jenkins is an experienced educator and innovator in medicine and works for Global Medical Affairs at UCB. He also advises Mercy Rescue Trust, which is a charity that helps mothers and children in Kenya.

He has published four clinical books and papers on health professional education using web-based technologies and social learning.

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Care of the Elderly MSc

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