Workshop Goals and Objectives

Workshop Goals and Objectives

Your attendance at ALL workshops is mandatory. You will be graded based on your punctuality, preparation, and participation.

Please note that you can find all of the power point workshop presentations that need to be printed by accessing the Learning Materials tab.


Goals & Objectives for Geriatric  Clerkship Workshops

Delirium & Dementia 

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Define, classify, and understand potential etiologies for delirium
  2. Understand the epidemiology and prognosis of patients with delirium
  3. Develop a differential diagnosis for patients suspected of delirium
  4. Conduct an appropriate history, physical examination and laboratory investigation for a patient with suspected delirium
  5. Develop an appropriate treatment plan for evaluation and management of patients diagnosed with delirium

Physical Diagnosis

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. to review specific techniques of the physical examination of the older adult applicable in the clinic, home, and long-term care setting
  2. to learn a perceptive approach to information gathering and communication
  3. to practice examination techniques such as the detailed evaluation of the jugular venous pulse

Fifity Minute Geriatric Fellowship

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how to tell the difference between normal aging and disease in an elderly patient.
  2. Know the symptoms which commonly reflect illness in the elderly.
  3. Be aware of atypical presentations of disease in the elderly.

Falls: A Geriatric Syndrome

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the relationship between falls, morbidity, and loss of function in the elderly
  2. Describe the basic components of a comprehensive fall evaluation
  3. Identify fall risk factors
  4. Administer a "Timed Get Up and Go" Test
  5. Demonstrate the proper use of various assistive walking devices
  6. Describe the basic components of a home safety evaluation

Be a Geriatric Patient:  Pharmacology and the Physiology of Aging

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how normal physiologic changes of aging affect drug metabolism
  2. Calculate the creatinine clearance in an elderly patient and dose renally cleared medications accordingly
  3. Identify inappropriate polypharmacy
  4. List barriers to medication compliance in the elderly and describe strategies to increase compliance
  5. Appreciate the importance of frequent comprehensive medication reconciliation in reducing morbidity in the elderly

Ethical Issues in Geriatric Medicine

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. learn to explore and discuss with colleagues difficult, troubling moments in medical care, as well as those that are transformative or personally meaningful. 
  2. become familiar with common ethical dilemmas that arise in the care of the elderly and general approaches to working with them in the clinical setting.
  3. appreciate the role of health policy in the perpetuation or resolution of troubling ethical issues in the care of the elderly. 

  ** Please see  Assignments  for the Ethics Workshop Assignments**

Remember:  Workshops are held on Mondays. Please see your schedule for details.

All workshops are held at 1224 JPA 2nd Floor Conference Room unless otherwise noted on your schedule.