Geriatric Pharmacology

Publication ID Published Version
124 January 24, 2005 1
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Description

This team learning session was designed to instruct students in issues related to geriatric pharmacology and strategies for prescribing in the elderly. The materials were used in a 2 hour session facilitated by an MD and PhD for content expertise in both basic and clinical science and to bring clinical relevance to the basic science material. This module is part of a year-long course in pharmacology using multiple team learning modules to teach content.

Citation

McMahon K. Geriatric Pharmacology. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2005. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/​publication/​124 http://dx.doi.org/​10.15766/​mep_2374-8265.124

Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by July 09, 2010

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to explain how ageing-related decline in organ function impacts pharmacokinetics with specific emphasis on the kidneys, liver, blood volume and skeletal muscle.
  2. To be able to describe ageing-related concerns for the use of digoxin, warfarin, NSAIDS, sedative/hypnotics, and drugs with anticholinergics effects.
  3. To be able to explain how poly-pharmacology, including over-the-counter medications and changes in cognitive and physical function impact on adverse effects in geriatric populations.
  4. To be able to describe how the pathologies commonly seen in the geriatric population are expected to lead to predictable complications.
  5. To be able to avoid over-medication of the elderly.
  6. To be able to manage clinical situations of pathologies in or drug-related problems in geriatric individuals.

Keywords

  • Aging, Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics (MeSH), Polypharmacy (MeSH), Drug Therapy (MeSH), Elderly, TBL, Team-based Learning

Specialties

  • Medical
    • Internal Medicine
      • Geriatric Medicine

Competencies

  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Patient Care
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Instructional Methods

  • Case-based Instruction/Learning
  • Team-based Learning (TBL)

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
    • Pharmacy Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident

Format

  • Evaluation Tool

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