The Science of Geriatrics

In depth study will provide the student with a broad perspective on the science of aging from bench to bedside. During the period of study, students will develop an educational project under faculty guidance. This may take the form of a research report, problem based learning (PBL) case for use by first or second year students, or a computer based study and learning case for use by third or fourth year students. Potential topics might include Alzheimer's disease, care of the older patient before and after surgery, decision making near the end of life, and many others. Faculty will assist the student in submitting the product for presentation at a national meeting or for publication.