Module introduction

Learning outcomes:


By the end of this module, we hope that you will be able to:


  • understand the prevalence and presentation of common medical illnesses in the elderly


  • arrive at an appropriate diagnosis by interpreting the findings from history and physical examination


  • interpret results of investigations in the context of the individual patient with psychiatric/physical illness


  • manage chronic illnesses, applying basic principles of treatment and using clinical guidelines


  • refer to medical specialities (emergency and non-emergency) appropriately.




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