Postgraduate MSc

Geriatric Medicine

School of Health and Society

Full-time

Attendance

Three year

Course

September 2019

Next enrolment
Introduction

In a nutshell

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.

You will:
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical background underpinning your specialty.
  • Comply with the core curriculum of the Royal college of Physicians for Geriatric Medicine
Placement

options available

This is for you if...

1.

You are a specialist registrar in geriatric or elderly medicine

2.

You want to make a difference to the patient and their family

3.

You want to gain an in-depth understanding of your specialty

Course details

All about the course

This course is delivered in a series of modules and includes a final dissertation assessment, training is delivered off-site on a part-time, day-release basis. Members of the faculty include experienced consultant geriatricians working in hospitals across the North West of England and beyond.

 

Modules

Medical Ethics and Law

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. 

Medical Teaching and Communication

Apply theoretical knowledge to practical geriatric medicine in the areas of Communication, Teaching, in Medicine.

Health Service Management

This module will cover organisation and management, costs of health care for older persons, clinical governance and integrated approaches to financing and service delivery.

General Principles of the Older Adult

This module will cover demography of ageing, physiological changes and psychosocial aspects of ageing as they relate to common disorders of the older adult. 

Common Diseases of the Older Adult I

Apply theoretical knowledge to practical geriatric medicine in the areas of Endocrine, Metabolic, Skin, Blood and Neoplastic diseases in the elderly. 

Common Diseases of the Older Adult II

Build upon concepts learnt in common diseases of the older adult I. 

Psychiatry of Old Age

This module will cover aspects of clinical management of common disorders of the older adult related to delirium, dementia, psychosis, mood, disorder, neuroses, anxiety disorders, alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse, sleep problems and disorders of function. 

Medicine for the Older Adult

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.

Dissertation - MSc Geriatric

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.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?

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.

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

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

We live in a rapidly changing world, and we’re keen to leave a productive legacy of helping people at all stages of their lives, improving their physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

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What about after uni?

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

Requirements

What you need to know

This course is suitable for Specialist Registrar in Geriatric or Elderly Medicine 

Standard entry requirements

Previous study and experience

You should be a specialist registrar in geriatric or general internal medicine, or a clinician in an associated speciality involved in the regular care of frail older adults.

Applications will also be considered from non-medical health care staff e.g. nurses, therapists and social care staff who have already achieved a higher postgraduate qualification in their speciality and are working in a relevant clinical environment.

How much?

For more information on course fees and funding, please view here.  

 

Type of study Year Fees
Part-time 2019 £1296 per 30 credit module
Additional costs

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

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Enrolment dates

September 2019

September 2020