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Geriatric Medicine

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GEM pathway

Program overview

People aged 65+ years account for 20 per cent of presentations to emergency departments and nine percent of hospital admissions in Australia. By 2057, this age demographic is predicted to represent 22 per cent of
the population (an increase from 15 per cent in 2017).

GPs play a key role in delivering high-quality primary care to these patients. Given their knowledge of the patient, including social context and history, GPs are ideally placed to focus on prevention and early-stage identification of chronic health problems in older patients which are a common presentation in general practice.

  • Learn to recognise clinical health changes in older patients to improve opportunities for prevention and early treatment.
  • Fully online studies.
  • Reviewed by Griffith University and CPD-accredited.

Professional Certificate of Geriatric Medicine

$1270 (was $1495)

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Leverage your knowledge of patients' social context and medical history to deliver high-quality primary care to your patients aged 65+.

  • Diagnosing dementia
  • Falls in the elderly
  • Polypharmacy and how to manage it
  • Residential and aged care services
  • Osteoporosis
  • Nutrition in the elderly
  • Palliative care
  • Depression in the elderly

Advanced Certificate of Geriatric Medicine

$1270 (was $1495)

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Focus on the prevention and early-stage identification of chronic health problems in your older patients in primary care.

  • Dementia stages and management
  • Strokes and transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Driving and the elderly
  • Palliative care
  • Common cancers in the elderly
  • Managing chronic, non-cancer pain
  • Macular degeneration, cataracts and other causes of visual impairment

Professional Diploma of Geriatric Medicine

$1495

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  • Coming soon

Study modes

Study 100% online

100% online

Study at your own pace and to your own schedule. Interactivity, discussion, and feedback opportunities are included.

  • View and replay video lectures at your convenience.
  • Participate in online case discussions and interact with your peers.
  • Attend or watch recordings of live tutorials with experts.
  • Ask questions and discuss clinical cases in live tutorials.
  • Complete your assessment online and receive your CPD hours and certificate.
HealthCert 365 - a digital CPD library

HealthCert 365

Did you know you can also study most of these course modules in HealthCert 365? 

If you're not interested in pursuing a full certificate or Professional Diploma in this field but simply want to enhance your skills in specific topics covered in this course, you can access the content of this (and almost all other HealthCert courses!) for a flat fee of $795 per year until 1 July.

Entry requirements and medical course requisites

This medical program is suitable only for physicians, nurse practitioners, and degree-qualified nurses.

  • No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
  • Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course or have equivalent qualifications.
  • In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete both certificate courses in sequential order.
  • Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.
  • Participants will require access to a computer/laptop, an internet connection and a basic level of technology proficiency to access and navigate the online learning portal.

Course inclusions

For your one-off investment, you will receive unlimited access to all course content, additional learning materials, ongoing post-course support and more.

  • Online pre-course activity to be completed in your own time.
  • All online video modules to be viewed, replayed and completed at your convenience.
  • All presentation slides and further learning materials available for permanent access and download.
  • Post-course online assessment to be completed in your own time within six months of the course start date.
  • Ongoing post-course support in monthly webinars with the opportunity to discuss cases with course presenters.
  • Access to the HealthCert Community with additional free learning opportunities, special offers and other benefits.

University quality-assured and CPD-accredited education provider 

This organisation is an RACGP-accredited CPD provider under the RACGP CPD Program.

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Professional Certificate of Geriatric Medicine

100% online

$1270

Use code EOFY2024

Advanced Certificate of Geriatric Medicine

100% online

$1270

Use code EOFY2024

Professional Diploma of Geriatric Medicine

100% online

$1495

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