Geriatric Medicine
MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Part-time study available

3 good reasons to study Geriatric Medicine at Salford

1.

Complies with the core curriculum of the Royal College of Physicians for Geriatric Medicine

2.

Delivered off-site on a part-time basis

3.

Identifies there is more to modern practice than technical medicine

Course Summary

Geriatric medicine is an expanding, acute speciality. With increasing numbers of elderly people the need for specialist training will continue.

This comprehensive course is offered in collaboration with the North Western Postgraduate Medical Deanery and will ensure that the theory underpinning knowledge is delivered alongside and applied to the clinical situation. It meets the needs of clients and physicians and ensures that a quality service is delivered effectively and efficiently. It is a modular course delivered off-site on a part-time, day release basis.

Course Details

Apply theoretical knowledge to practical medicine in the areas of Medical Ethics and Law and develop an appreciation of how related issues impact on service delivery.
Apply theoretical knowledge to practical geriatric medicine in the areas of Communication, Teaching, in Medicine.
This module will cover organisation and management, costs of health care for older persons, clinical governance and integrated approaches to financing and service delivery.
This module will cover demography of ageing, biology of ageing, physiological changes and psychosocial aspects of ageing as they relate to common disorders of the older adult.
Apply theoretical knowledge to practical geriatric medicine in the areas of Endocrine, Metabolic, Skin, Blood and Neoplastic disease in the elderly.
Build upon concepts learnt in Common Diseases of the Older Adult I.
This module will cover aspects of clinical management of common disorders of the older adult related to delerium, dementia, psychosis, mood disorder, neuroses, anxiety disorders, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, sleep problems and disorders of function.
This module will cover aspects of clinical management of common disorders of the older adult related to continence, hearing and visual impairment, malnutrition, pharmacology and prescribing, metabolic bone disease, prostate disease, falls and gait disturbance and epilepsy.
The dissertation module gives you the opportunity to undertake an in-depth, evidence-based exploration of a key area relevant to your own practice and is needed to graduate with a full Masters.

Entry Requirements

You should be a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric or Elderly Medicine.

Suitable For

Specialist registrars in geriatric medicine.

Teaching

All teaching will endeavour to be evidence-based, holistic and multi-disciplinary, recognising that there is more to modern practice than simply technical medicine. It is a modular course delivered off-site on a part-time, day release basis.

Assessment

Medical Ethics and Law

  • 20 minute presentation – 20%
  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%

Medical Teaching and Communication

  • 45 minute observed teaching session - 20%
  • 3,000 word assignment – 80%

Health Service Management

  • 3,500 word Planning Change Management Assignment – 100%

General Principles of Ageing

  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%
  • 20 minute presentation – 20%

Common Diseases of the Older Adult I

  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%
  • 20 minute Presentation -  20%

Common Diseases of the Older Adult II

  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%
  • 20 minute Presentation -  20%

Psychiatry of Old Age

  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%
  • 20 minute Presentation -  20%

Medicine for the Older Adult

  • 5,000 word assignment – 80%
  • 20 minute Presentation -  20%

Dissertation

Employability

Career Prospects

This exciting and innovative course will enable you to gain a critical appreciation and in-depth understanding of the theoretical background underpinning your speciality. It also provides an opportunity to critically evaluate and appraise the current contextual and practice issues involved in the delivery of your specialist field.

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£2,217 per 30 credits

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section.