Geriatrics - Occupational Therapist

Geriatrics 242
Behavioral Problems and Dementia

1.0

  • List and describe the 3 behavioral problems in people with dementia including apathy, agitation, and rejection of care/aggression
  • Describe and differentiate agitation vs. rejection of care/aggression and list 1 key factor in symptom management of each condition
  • List and describe 2 nonpharmacologic interventions that can be used in managing behavioral symptoms in people with dementia
  • List 10 problematic behaviors that are commonly evaluated using the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory scale
  • List 3 other conditions that include apathy as a feature or characteristic


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Geriatrics 241
Falls in the Geriatric Patient

1.0

  • Outline and describe the 4 categories for fall risk factors defined by the World Health Organization, including; biologic, behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic
  • Identify the 3 questions that should be asked of patients about fall history
  • Outline 3 fall prevention interventions or areas of assessment
  • Compare and contrast 4 evidence-based, community-based programs: A Matter of Balance, Otega Exercise Program, Stepping On and Tai Chi Describe important behavioral aspects of fall prevention
  • Describe important behavioral aspects of fall prevention


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Geriatrics 240

Lung Cancer in the Older Patient


1.0

  • Become familiar with the epidemiology of lung cancer in the elderly and describe 2 risks and age-related disparities in lung cancer
  • Define and differentiate local therapy vs. systemic therapy and give an example of each.
  • Define and describe the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
  • Describe local treatment strategies including; surgical resection, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation
  • Describe systemic treatment strategies including; adjuvant chemotherapy, locally advanced disease, advanced disease, small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy and targeted therapies for actionable mutations


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Geriatrics 239
Evaluation of Dyspnea in the Elderly

1.0

  • Outline and describe 5 mechanisms of dyspnea including; sensory receptors, afferent impulses, integration and processing within the central nervous system, psychological factors and neuromodulation
  • Analyze 4 unique descriptors of dyspnea in the elderly including prevalence, impact, respiratory sensation and dyspnea during exercise
  • Describe a comprehensive approach for assessment of the elderly individual with dyspnea
  • List and describe 5 strategies used to relieve dyspnea
  • Describe the role of acupuncture as an emerging treatment for dyspnea

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Geriatrics 238

The Effects of Aging on Lung Structure and Function


1.0

  • List and describe 3 changes in lung structure associated with aging
  • List and describe 3 changes in extrapulmonary structure
  • Analyze 3 changes in respiratory mechanics that occur with aging and lead to predictable changes in lung function
  • Describe changes in gas exchange that occur with aging
  • Outline and describe the use of 2 lung function tests used in the elderly
  • Describe the synergistic effect of age-related changes in lung structure and function on lung disease

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Geriatrics 237 - 240
4.0

  • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Geriatrics 237 through Geriatrics 240

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Geriatrics 237

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Elderly Patients


1.0

  • Describe two different criteria used to determine the prevalence of COPD
  • List three factors that will contribute to the increased prevalence of COPD
  • List and describe three physiologic changes that occur in the lung
  • Describe 3 clinical symptoms associated with COPD and describe diagnosis including lung function tests and the use of chest CT scans
  • Outline and examine 3 interventions commonly used in the management and treatment of COPD
  • Describe the significance and goals of a pulmonary rehabilitation program

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Geriatrics 236
Occupational Therapists as Change Agents

1.0

  • Understand the nature of context and sociocultural infl ences in communities of aging adults
  • Appreciate the challenges of daily living within marginalized populations of aging adults
  • Gain an understanding of intergenerational roles and ways that OTs may support related positive relationships
  • Recognize the importance of relevant, meaningful, and participatory program planning with aging adults
  • Understand fundamental steps in innovative program planning
  • Identify qualities required to serve as an effective OT change agent in communities of aging adults

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Geriatrics 235

Intradisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Processes in Gerontological Care


1.0

  • Identify the value of the interdisciplinary team model as it relates to older adults
  • Discuss and differentiate the different types of teams and the significance of each
  • Explain the OT/COTA intraprofessional role delineation process and expectations in geriatric/gerontologic settings
  • Identify the most common goals of health-care teams
  • Identify and discuss the stages of team development
  • Identify five components of behavior necessary to create effective health-care teams
  • State how “good” teams develop and remain relevant
  • Discuss team communication and its importance as it relates to effective and efficient teaming
  • Discuss leadership roles of working with health-care team change
  • Discuss conflict as it relates to teams
  • Discuss the characteristics of effective teams outlined by Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training
  • Discuss how health-care teams are assessed

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Geriatrics 234
Long-Term Care: The Role of Occupational Therapists in Transformative Practice, Home: An Evolving Context for Health Care

1.0

Part I:

  • Provide an overview of long-term care
  • Describe the history of long-term care in the United States
  • Discuss current OT education for long-term care practice
  • Envision innovative, transformative long-term care practice

Part II:

  • Recognize the value of home care for older adults
  • Distinguish the potential funding sources for home care services
  • Describe conceptual models that guide home care practice
  • Explain cultural considerations when working with older adults in their homes
  • Describe the relevance of using a problem-solving approach with older adults in home care

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Geriatrics 233

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Acute and Subacute Care with Aging Adults


1.0

  • Identify the role of the OT working with older adults in both acute care and subacute care settings
  • Explain the evaluation process in the acute care setting and the post acute (subacute) care setting while working with older adults
  • Describe the OT intervention process in acute and subacute care
  • Explain the role OT plays in determining the next best level of care for older adults once they are discharged from the hospital
  • Describe the role that falls play in acute care admissions and their effects on the health and well-being of older adults
  • Discuss the financial implications of falls

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Geriatrics 232
U.S. Health Care System Overview and the Occupational Therapy Services Interface

1.0

  • Differentiate and describe the U.S. medical health-care and public health systems
  • Describe the continuum of care within the medical health-care system
  • Discuss OT health promotion strategies throughout the continuum of care
  • Explain the signifi cance of access to care
  • Define utilization, overutilization, and underutilization
  • Discuss sources of reimbursement for health care, and their relevance to services for older adults

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Geriatrics 231
Families and Aging: The Lived Experience

1.0

  • Identify societal contexts of aging, especially in regard to social roles and attitudes toward aging
  • Appraise dynamics of older adults and their families as they are affected by social and cultural factors
  • Discuss the lived experience of growing older within diverse family contexts
  • Plan collaborative practices as an occupational therapist with older adults, families, and other health-care professionals

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Geriatrics 230

Assistive Technology: Supports for Aging Adults


2.0

  • Appreciate how population aging affects the need for OT services, and how the application of various assistive technologies will increasingly become part of and aid in those services
  • Understand and be able to apply to OT practice some conceptual models linking humans to their environmental contexts, when various technologies are added
  • Understand and appreciate other fields’ conceptual models to improve one’s interprofessional competencies
  • Become more fully aware of various low- and high-technology devices and technologies that can aid in the provision of OT services to the aged and disabled
  • Understand that despite the push for the latest gadgets and gizmos, several low-tech devices continue to best serve older clients
  • Understand and be better able to practice in a care environment that will increasingly utilize automation, home and behavior monitoring, telehealth, and other smart technologies
  • Be able to apply general concepts learned about the strengths and weaknesses of current technologies covered in this lesson to opportunities and threats posed by future technological developments


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Geriatrics 229
Driving and Transportation: Dementia as a Model for Evaluation, Decision Making, and Planning

1.0

  • Review how aging and disease may impair the ability to drive
  • Discuss important related topics such as mobility counseling, which includes public and/or private options for transportation
  • Examine mobility challenges within the context of dementia, given the ubiquitous nature of the disease, and knowing it is a common disease of aging and frequently encountered in driving evaluation clinics


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Geriatrics 228
The Physical Environment and Aging

1.0

  • Review alternative theoretical approaches to understanding the relationship between a person and their physical environment
  • Understand older adults’ use of and attribution of meaning to their physical environment
  • Recognize the need for environmental modification and adjustment associated with relocation
  • Provide approaches to effective OT practice that acknowledge the role of the physical environment in affecting well-being
  • Understand how to conduct an OT assessment of physical environments


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Geriatrics 227

Successful Aging


1.0

  • Provide a critical overview of the concept of successful aging
  • Describe the roles that culture, cultural diversity, and retirement play in the experiences and expectations of aging
  • Define successful aging from an OT perspective
  • Explore evidence-based research related to successful aging
  • Discuss strategies for training the current and future health-care workforce


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Geriatrics 226
Spirituality and Aging

1.0

  • Assist the client in identifying his or her spiritual needs
  • Understand spirituality as a domain of meaningful activities that may be enhanced by appropriate OT interventions
  • Discuss the relevance of theories of occupational science, OT, and gerontology to the understanding of spiritual well-being
  • Articulate aspects of religion or spirituality most useful for working with the older client
  • Determine the appropriate use of spiritual/religious support for the individual client
  • Identify the role of OT in the interdisciplinary team process for providing spiritual support


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Geriatrics 225

Mental Health and Common Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Aging


2.0

  • Identify appropriate OT evaluations for use with older adults with psychiatric challenges and disorders
  • Review OT interventions and strategies applied to older adults with psychiatric challenges and disorders
  • Identify members of the interprofessional mental health team and the distinct value each brings to their professional roles


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Geriatrics 224
Occupational Therapy Intervention Process with Aging Adults

1.0

  • Describe the major steps in the OT intervention process
  • Understand why it is important to encourage client input and client choice in OT goal setting
  • Explain how life roles and meaningful occupations change in later life
  • Describe three actions OT practitioners can take during therapy with their older adult clients to enhance their clients’ participation in meaningful occupations
  • Give examples of how knowledge about the ethnicity and socioeconomic background of the client can enrich the practice of occupational therapists


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Geriatrics 223

Theoretical Models Relevant to Gerontological Occupational Therapy Practice


1.0

  • Identify theories and models of aging; gain understanding of the validity of and exceptions to universal applications of each theory
  • Envision possible applications of theories and models of aging to OTs’ gerontology-based practice
  • Interpret perspectives/theories of aging from an occupational viewpoint
  • Interpret information derived from aged persons themselves regarding their views on elements of successful aging
  • Compare similarities between the development of the disciplines of gerontology and OT
  • Discuss attempts to define and identify successful aging from a variety of viewpoints


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Geriatrics 222
Looming Disease Burden Associated with the Aging Process: Implications for Occupational Therapy

1.0

  • Introduce concepts that link public health and OT Discuss historic and current OT practice trends that emphasize these links
  • Relate relevant theoretical models applied to public health and OT practice and research
  • Describe the global aging and demographic population shifts currently under way
  • Compare and contrast trends in health and aging between developed and developing nations
  • Interpret predictions for the future of aging with special emphasis on the case of the United States
  • Define major disease and health issues affecting aging and lifespan in the United States
  • Define the context of aging, including the perspective of families and caregivers
  • Articulate the significance and implications of the trends and predictions regarding aging populations in the United States and other countries for OT practice, research, and service


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Geriatrics 221
Gerontological Occupational Therapy: Conceptual Frameworks, Historical Contexts, and Practice Principles

1.0

  • Review basic gerontological concepts and theories
  • Discuss theoretical frameworks of gerontology within occupational science and OT theoretical perspectives
  • Provide historical and global contexts that underscore the significance of the field of gerontology in general and gerontological occupational therapy in particular
  • Provide an overview of the history of and the challenges and opportunities inherent in gerontological OT
  • Discuss the contributions and application of gerontological concepts to OT interventions
  • Provide conceptual guidelines for facilitating occupation-based interventions with older adults


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Geriatrics 220

Cognitive Executive Abilities in Aging and Everyday Life


1.0

  • Describe the concept and structure of executive function
  • Explain the relationship between executive function and functional status among older adults
  • Select assessment tools and approaches for evaluating executive function
  • Identify cognitive, physical, and social interventions for maintaining and improving executive function and functional abilities in daily activities among older adults
  • Examine current best evidence for applying research on executive function to occupational therapy services for older adults


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Geriatrics 219
Pharmacology, Pharmacy, and the Aging Adult: Implications for Occupational Therapy

2.0

  • Identify major environmental influences on medication use in older adults
  • Define polypharmacy and explain its role in medication related problems
  • Define medication adherence and explain barriers to adherence that commonly affect older adult
  • Describe the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes that occur with age
  • Define and provide examples of common medication related problems
  • Describe how the occupational therapy process integrates with various pharmacology and medication-use issues


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Geriatrics 218

Oral Health for Aging Adults


2.0

  • Discuss the relationship between general health, oral health, and quality of life in older adults
  • Relate the interprofessional roles of dentistry, occupational therapy, and nursing for older adults’ access to oral care
  • Describe age-related changes in oral physiology
  • Identify oral diseases that are prevalent among older adults and write a descriptive referral
  • Explain how the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework guides interventions for oral care
  • Discuss the significance of the long-term care environment for oral health
  • Identify risk factors and preventive measures for aspiration pneumonia
  • Provide recommendations for oral hygiene and denture care for those who need assistance or are unable to care for themselves
  • Recommend assistive technology for oral care for older adults with disabilities
  • Identify strategies for addressing the challenges of providing oral care for clients with care-resistant behavior


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Geriatrics 217
Nutrition, Occupational Performance, and the Phenomenology of Food in Later Life

2.0

  • Understand how undernutrition can lead to poor overall health outcomes in older adults
  • List three common nutritional deficiencies in older adults
  • Understand the role nutrition plays in chronic disease
  • Recognize that foods can often interact with commonly used drugs
  • Describe appropriate occupational therapy interventions to assist older adults who have feeding problems, including interventions targeting food preparation
  • List and explain the use of adaptive devices that can assist frail older adults with self-feeding
  • Discuss factors that might impede eating and swallowing and related intervention approaches
  • Summarize feeding techniques that caregivers should know to optimally assist an older adult with feeding problems
  • Understand the relevance of social, cultural, and personal meanings of food and eating in the everyday lives of older adults
  • Discuss gender differences in the meaning of food and eating in later life
  • Comprehend various meanings of food among residents in long-term care settings


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Geriatrics 216

Occupational Therapy Interventions for Older Adults with Low Vision


2.0

  • Define low vision
  • Identify diseases and conditions associated with low vision in older adults
  • Distinguish low vision from the typical vision changes associated with aging
  • Understand the function and components of vision
  • Identify components of low-vision evaluation
  • Understand how lighting, magnification, contrast, and working distance affect function
  • Identify strategies to improve the use of remaining vision for everyday tasks and occupations
  • Be familiar with referral sources to support older adults with low vision
  • Describe opportunities available for professional development for low-vision practice


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Geriatrics 215

Physiological and Neurological System Changes with Aging and Related OT Interventions


2.0

  • Describe how the aging process changes physiologic and neurologic functions relative to occupational performance
  • Describe common physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults, particularly cardiac, respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, integumentary, and neurologic, their sequelae, and implications for OT practice
  • Discuss energy conservation, work simplification, and conditioning strategies that OTs typically use with aging adults to support occupational performance
  • Describe occupational-based interventions in the management of falls in the presence of physiologic and neurologic conditions
  • Discuss the psychological effects of physiologic and neurologic disorders in older adults


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Geriatrics 214
Age-Related Biological System Changes and Gerontological OT - Musculoskeletal System

2.0

  • Describe how the aging process changes each of the musculoskeletal structures as it relates to functional task performance.
  • Describe common musculoskeletal disorders in the older adult, particularly osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fractures, back pain, lumbar spinal stenosis, and degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
  • List and explain the principles of joint protection and adjunct interventions involved in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Identify the three stages of rheumatoid arthritis and treatment goals associated with each stage.
  • Describe the treatment choices that occupational therapists have for clients with lumbar spinal stenosis and degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.
  • Describe the effects of changes that occur in the mobility of older adults.
  • Describe the management, considerations and precautions, and importance of exercise in occupation-based intervention.
  • List and describe the factors causing falls in older adults and the effects of musculoskeletal changes.
  • Describe occupation-based interventions in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Discuss the psychological effects of mobility impairments in older adults.


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 213

Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT, OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults


2.0

Part I: Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT

• Describe selection of assessment tools that suit continuous quality improvement concepts within an evidencebased, client-centered care model
• Identify the methods, challenges, and uses of assessment in gerontological OT
• Describe considerations in assessment instrument selection for good practice, including utility of standardized and nonstandardized instruments, determination of reliability and validity, and suitability for client sample review some of the factors OTs must take into account when choosing or designing assessment tools

Part II: OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults

•    Describe the major steps in the occupational therapy intervention process
•    Understand why it is important to encourage client input and client choice in occupational therapy goal setting
•    Explain how life roles and meaningful occupations change in later life
•    Describe three actions occupational therapy practitioners can take during therapy with their older adult clients to enhance their clients’ participation in meaningful occupations
•    Give examples of how knowledge about the ethnicity and socioeconomic background of the client can enrich the practice of occupational therapists



Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 212
Foundations of Evidence-Based Gerontological OT Practice

2.0

  • Describe the evolution of and rationale for evidence-based practice within the OT profession and the relationship between evidence-based practice and ethical gerontological OT practice
  •  Describe the steps for implementing evidence-based practice and the online information tools and resources for acquiring research evidence
  • Identify the research designs that are appropriate for answering different types of questions in OT practice and describe the techniques for evaluating these studies
  •  Describe practical strategies for implementing evidence-based practice in gerontological OT
  •  Describe future trends in applying and implementing evidence-based practice in OT


Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 211

Ethical and Legal Aspects of OT Practice with Older Adults


1.0

  • Explain ethical principles and how they relate to practice with older adults
  • Discuss legal obligations of occupational therapy practice
  • Describe client errors and appropriate responses to errors made
  • Explain aspects of professional liability
  • Discuss how to address fraud and abuse in occupational therapy practice

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 210

Neuromuscular Disorders


1.0

  • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
  • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
  • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
  • Describe inflammatory myopathy
  • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 209 - 210

Parkinsonism, Other Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular Disorders


2.0

  • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
  • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
  • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
  • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
  • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
  • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders
  • Outline  features of neuromuscular disorders according to location
  • Outline  features of peripheral neuropathies including diabetic neuropathy
  • Become familiar with neurogenic claudication and spinal stenosis
  • Describe inflammatory myopathy
  • Review and differentiate endocrine and metabolic myopathies

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 209

Parkinsonism and Other Movement Disorders


1.0

  • Outline and describe the classification of movement disorders
  • List and describe the clinical features of Parkinson's Disease
  • List 10 causes of Parkinson's Disease
  • Describe the neuropathology of Parkinson's Disease
  • List 5 drugs used to treat motor impairments in Parkinson's Disease
  • Become familiar with hyperkinetic movement disorders

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 208

Alzheimer's Disease


1.0

  • Describe the pathology and mechanisms of Alzheimer's
  • Describe the genetics of Alzheimer's
  • Outline clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's
  • Describe components of a clinical evaluation for Alzheimer's
  • Review treatment for Alzheimer's
  • List behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's

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Geriatrics 207

Presentation and Clinical Management of Dementia


1.0

  • Describe diagnostic criteria in the presentation of dementia
  • Describe aspects of cognition, ADL and behavior affected by dementia
  • Become familiar with differential diagnosis for dementia
  • Outline the management of dementia including pharmacologic and non drug therapies
  • Review arguments for and against disclosure of a diagnosis of dementia

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Geriatrics 206

Dementia Diagnosis


1.0

  • Review and define definitions of dementia
  • List 3 risk factors for dementia
  • Become familiar with other disorders associated with dementia
  • Describe clinical features in differential diagnosis of dementia
  • Identify 3 key points of dementia

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Geriatrics 205

Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


1.0

  • Become familiar with the incidence and epidemiology of COPD in the elderly
  • Describe the pathogenesis of COPD
  • Become familiar with medications used to treat asthma
  • Outline management techniques for the treatment of asthma
  • Examine and compare differential diagnosis of asthma and COPD

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Geriatrics 204

Hypertension


1.0

  • Become familiar with the epidemiology of hypertension
  • Describe the pathogenesis associated with hypertension
  • List 5 risk factors for hypertension
  • Outline 5 complications of hypertension
  • Describe the management and treatment of hypertension

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Geriatrics 203

Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease


1.0

  • Describe the clinical manifestations of CAD
  • Outline and describe 5 techniques for diagnosis CAD
  • List 5 risk factors for CAD
  • Outline the protocol for therapy for stable angina
  • Become familiar with acute coronary syndromes

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Geriatrics 202

Normal Cognitive Aging


1.0

  • Describe attention and processing speed as it relates to aging
  • Describe age-related changes that occur in short term and long term memory
  • Become familiar with 1 method for evaluating executive functions
  • List lifestyle factors associated with aging and describe how they may be affected
  • Compare and describe how social activities and health factors are effected by cognitive aging

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Geriatrics 201

Bone and Joint Aging


1.0

  • Outline 3 functions of the musculoskeletal system
  • List 5 changes that occur with aging in articular cartilage
  • List 5 changes that occur with aging in the skeleton including structural and metabolic changes
  • List 3 changes that occur with aging in soft tissue
  • Examine and list 5 consequences of bone and joint aging

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Geriatrics 200

Effects of Aging on the Cardiovascular System


1.0

  • List 3 changes in the vascular structure that occur with age
  • Discuss the endothelial function in aging
  • Outline 5 effects of aging on the structure of the heart
  • Describe the response of the aging heart on exercise
  • Describe and analyze myocardial function in the aging heart at rest

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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Geriatrics 103
Breaking down the biomechanical and biochemical aspects of longevity

3.0

  • Breakdown the biomechanical processes of spinal degeneration
  • Explain the biochemical processes that occur in the geriatric population in 
  • Differentiate between various diagnosis of structural and chemical conditions seen in geriatric patients
  • Analyze the radiological findings and how they influence clinical decisions
  • Explain Syndrome X and how it affects physiology
  • Differentiate trauma and its late effects on the body

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