The importance of continuous medical education for elderly care


Our new care of the elderly course can help you care for older people more effectively

Advances in health care have helped people live longer than ever before. As a result, the rate of growth is projected to speed up over the next 20 years according to the NHS. Ageing can be a daunting experience for older people and their families as there are many changes and challenges that occur when we get older. The structure of our life can change as we can become restricted and unable to complete simple tasks and activities. Most health concerns for the elderly are memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease among others.

So why is elderly care and elderly care courses so important? Ageing cannot be prevented, therefore, understanding the quality of care for older people can reduce the amount of time someone spends in long term ill health in later life through early identification. There is a fast growing need for healthcare professionals to have relevant up-to-date training and knowledge within elderly care courses to meet the needs of an ageing society and we have just the right course!

Re-launching our Care of the Elderly Programmes:

Are you a healthcare professional looking to further your clinical knowledge within elderly and geriatric care? Improve your confidence and advance your career in dealing with the complex health and social needs of older people through our 100% online, part time and affordable course.

Our elderly care courses will cover a variety of interesting subjects with our expert faculty such as confusion and dementia to frailty and continence and much more. Giving you the skills and knowledge to progress in your career and in this chosen field.

This programme utilises the latest thinking and research evidence in the field and is designed for registered healthcare professionals who have a day to day exposure to the care of elderly people and who are looking for a diploma in geriatric medicine and masters in geriatrics. The elderly care courses are suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapists and dieticians who work with older people, mirroring the multidisciplinary nature of gerontology. Including GP’s, hospital doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians and other allied healthcare professionals who work with older people.

Coming soon…

This programme has not yet been validated by a University partner. We are accepting applications for this course on the basis that it will shortly be validated. Please note that all applications are subject to this validation being approved.

Why Learna?

Our courses are some of the most affordable of their kind, providing good value for money compared to our competitors, without compromising on quality. Our innovative platform allows our students to succeed in their studies while still maintaining a busy career and lifestyle. You will work with students from all over the world from a range of disciplines giving you clinically accurate and relevant information you can take straight into your clinical practice.

Diploma MSc will be positioning itself as a world leader in online medical courses for healthcare professionals. With over 10 years’ experience delivering medical education courses with world-leading educators, our courses are led and taught by experts in their field and our course leaders will be positioned as thought leaders in their specialty areas.

More about our programmes:

Do you want the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and confidence in dealing with the complex health and social needs of older people while advancing your career?

All of the information you need to know about our online Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Care of the Edlerly, including entry requirements, module content, assessment methods and prices can be found, here:

If you wish to speak to our friendly admissions team and ask any questions about our programmes and making an application, please don’t hesitate to book a call. Please know that we have two intakes for our medical education courses per year, one in March and one in September. Places are limited and we have already received positive interest in these courses, so apply early to secure your place.

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