UNM Center on Aging Provides Geriatric Education to Health Professionals
The UNM Center on Aging and the UNM Section of Geriatrics have created an educational infrastructure that is penetrating all levels of medical education and it is using existing networks to provide geriatric education to physicians and practices statewide.
History of Center
With the establishment of the University of New Mexico Center on Aging in 1988, the University recognized the need to strengthen geriatrics and gerontology in New Mexico. The Center, directed by Dr. Carla Herman, provides an infrastructure for geriatric/gerontology activities within the University. The interdepartmental faculty and staff use the Center for implementing interprofessional geriatric educational programs. The Center on Aging is a convenient location off-campus, which provides easy access to our collaborative partners in Albuquerque.
Geriatric Interprofessional Course Spring 2017
This elective is designed to provide the necessary tools for health professionals to successfully assess and care for the older adult as a team member. During this course students will learn from each other about the roles and responsibilities of different team members; explore community support services and health literacy issues; and facilitate patient-centered and team-oriented care. Teaching and learning methods include: interprofessional case-based discussion, the use of team simulation, and development and presentation of team care plans for geriatric patients who experience a variety of important health conditions. This is a 4-day course held over two weekends.
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