Online Geriatric Health Issues & Aging Curriculum

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 (current enrollment period: January 1, 2021 - June 25, 2021), 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).  

See links below for additional information about the curriculum:

Description of courses and contact hours

Professional Credit Licensing Details

CURRICULUM CONTENT

WHAT’S NEW?!

We are excited to announce the addition of the Age-Friendly Healthcare in the New Normal course to our Geriatric Health Issues and Aging Curriculum!  The course is based on recorded presentations from the 2020 MT Geriatric Education Center’s Annual Conference: Age-Friendly Healthcare in the New Normal. 

Age-Friendly Healthcare in the New Normal

Registration

Registration Fee: $35.00

Enrollment Period: January 1, 2021 – June 25, 2021 

The course is based on recorded presentations from the 2020 MT Geriatric Education Center’s Annual Conference: Age-Friendly Healthcare in the New Normal. The course will identify strategies participants could use to implement or expand Age-Friendly Health Care and the 4 M’s (What Matters, Mobility, Medication and Mentation) in their practice setting.    

Coursework:

  • Age-Friendly Health Care and the 4M’s by Katherine Bennett, MD

  • What Matters by Angela Catic, MD 

  • Mobility: Keeping Aging Fun by Colleen Hergott, PT, DPT 

  • Medication Considerations for Older Adults by Abby Winter, Pharm D, BCACP

  • Mentation: The 3 D’s by Emily Trittschuh, PhD

The Dementia Continuum

Registration

Registration Fee: $35.00

Enrollment Period: January 1, 2021 – June 25, 2021 

The Dementia Continuum course is based on recorded presentations from the 2019 MT Geriatric Education Center’s Annual Conference: The Dementia Continuum.  The course examines dementia along the progression of the disease, encouraging participants to implement strategies in their practice setting for early detection, behavior management, end of life care planning, caregiving and the prevention of dementia. 

Coursework: 

  • Brain Health: Dementia Risk Reduction by Keith N. Fargo, PhD
  • End of Life Advance Care Planning for Dementia Patients by Lee Jennings, MD, MHS
  • Keeping Caregivers Well: You, Me and All of Us by Soo Borson, MD
  • Reducing and Managing Dementia Related Challenging Behaviors by Vicki Schmall, PhD
  • Why Early Detection of Dementia Matters by Patricia Coon, MD

Topics in Gerontology 

Registration 

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: January 1, 2021 – June 25, 2021

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

Coursework: 

  • Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Older Adults
  • Late Life Depression in Older Adults
  • Nutritional Concerns in Older Adults
  • Osteoarthritis in Older Adults
  • Pneumonia in Older Adults
  • Patients as Partners

Assessment & Screening for Geriatric Conditions

Registration 

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: January 1, 2021 – June 25, 2021

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 - Not available for MNA CE
  • Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
  • Screening for Depression in Older Adults - Not available for MNA CE
  • Screening for Diabetes in Older Adults
  • Screening for Fall Risk in Older Adults
  • Screening for Lipid Disorders in Older Adults - Not available for MNA CE
  • Screening for Osteoporosis in Older Adults