Online Geriatric Health Issues & Aging Curriculum

WHAT’S NEW?!

We are excited to announce the initial launching of our new and improved MTGEC Online Geriatric Health Issues and Aging Curriculum!  MTGEC has been working hard to bring you a better online experience.  A major change to the site is our web design. Our new look includes rich content, easy navigation, a clean design and vibrant graphics/videos to deliver maximum impact. 

ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

The curriculum is a valuable resource for professional development and/or personal growth. With several courses to choose from it meets a variety of learning needs for professionals, students and faculty working within the health care sector across the state. Courses focus on aging and associated health issues, are interdisciplinary in context, current in best practices and approved for continuing education/contact hours (CEU’s) for nurses, pharmacists, social workers, licensed counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and nursing home administrators. 

Registration to the course gains participants a 6-month enrollment period, providing a convenient and flexible online format. Participants complete a pre-test, a post-test with a score of 70% or higher and a final course evaluation to earn the certificate of completion (CEU’s).  

CURRICULUM CONTENT

Fundamentals of Aging 

Registration Link: https://www.campusce.net/umextended/course/course.aspx?C=543

Registration Fee: $25.00

The MTGEC Fundamentals of Aging course provides a comprehensive examination of the field of gerontology including the biological, psychological, cultural and social aspects of aging. 

Coursework: 

  • Biology of Aging
  • Collaborative Practices for the Clinical Environment
  • End-of-Life Care in Older Adults
  • Health Promotion and Wellness in Older Adults
  • Nutritional Concerns in Older Adults
  • Patients as Partners
  • Psychosocial Issues of Aging

Assessment & Screening for Geriatric Conditions

Registration Link: https://www.campusce.net/umextended/course/course.aspx?C=541

Registration Fee: $25.00

The MTGEC Assessment & Screening for Geriatric Conditions course provides information on a variety of screening programs for older patients. Attention will be paid to the importance of screening, assessment and evidence based interventions.

Coursework:

  • Assessment of Caregiver Strain
  • Overview of Geriatric Screening - currently unavaliable for revisions
  • Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
  • Screening for Depression in Older Adults
  • Screening for Diabetes in Older Adults
  • Screening for Fall Risk in Older Adults
  • Screening for Lipid Disorders in Older Adults
  • Screening for Osteoporosis in Older Adults
  • Viral Hepatitis Update - currently unavaliable for revisions

Special Topics in Gerontology

Registration Link: https://www.campusce.net/umextended/course/course.aspx?C=542

Registration Fee: $25.00

The MTGEC Topics in Gerontology course provides an examination of various contemporary trends and issues in the study of geriatrics, drawing upon current literature and research.  Course content includes live recordings of enduring activities sponsored by MTGEC (National speakers from the annual conference etc.)

Coursework:

  • Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults -  currently unavaliable for development
  • Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Older Adults
  • Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a Long, Active Life
  • Late Life Depression
  • Osteoarthritis -  currently unavaliable for revisions
  • Pneumonia -  currently unavaliable for revisions