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Geriatric and Age Related Diseases

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the practice of providing care to geriatric populations. This includes an understanding of common syndromes, conditions and diseases that are relevant to the quality of life in older adults.


Students must be registered students in good standing at the University of Florida. The course is open to individuals from all disciplines.

Course Topics

Module Topic
Module 1 Introduction; The Geriatric Patient
Module 2 Role of a Geriatrician and Other Care Team Members
Module 3 Depression
Module 4 Delirium
Module 5 Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (Part 1)
Module 6 Dementia and Cognitive Impairment (Part 2)
Module 7 Falls and Falls Prevention
Module 8 Urinary Incontinence
Module 9 Constipation
Module 10 Weight Loss and Malnutrition
Module 11 Osteoporosis
Module 12 Polypharmacy
Module 13 Understanding Medicare Benefits
Module 14 Preventative Care for Older Adults and the Annual Medicare Wellness Visit
Module 15 Understanding Acute and Post-Acute Care Facilities of Older Adults

Required and Recommended Textbooks

Students will not be required to purchase a textbook for this course. All readings will be accessible via the Internet, posted on the course web site, and/or available through the UF library.

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.
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