Online Geriatric Health Issues & Aging Curriculum

 

WHAT’S NEW?!

We are excited to announce the addition of the Dementia Continuum course to our new and improved Geriatric Health Issues and Aging Curriculum!  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.  

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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: July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020), 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

The Dementia Continuum

Registration

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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

Fundamentals of Aging 

Registration 

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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 

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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 unavailable for revision
  • 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 unavailable for revision

Special Topics in Gerontology

Registration 

Registration Fee: $25.00

Enrollment Period: July 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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:

  • Cognitive Decline and Dementia in Older Adults
  • Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a Long, Active Life
  • Late Life Depression in Older Adults
  • Osteoarthritis in Older Adults
  • Pneumonia in Older Adults