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Family medicine 2/Geriatrics

Course Code :2017GENGE2
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:0
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Paul Van Royen
Anne-Marie De Cock
Lieve Peremans
Hilde Bastiaens
Samuel Coenen
Kristin Hendrickx
Jo Lebeer
Roy Remmen
Peter Dieleman
Gaetane Stassijns
Katrien Bombeke
Niels Adriaenssens
Marie-Anne van Bogaert
Werner Van Peer

3. Course contents *

In the module Family Medicine and Geriatrics- second track (master), the students learn the necessary basic competences to work as a physician with chronic care patients and chronic care situations.  Moreover they learn a number of specific medical competences, specific  for family medicine and geriatrics.  Integral, personal and goal oriented care in context (household and wider family) will be handled, with attention for care processes intra-, extra- and transmural as well as financial-economic implications. 

1. Geriatrics
·         Gerontology and anti-aging
·         Overview of structures and services of care (ambulant care, homecare, acute care, institutional care)
·         Assessment (evaluation) of the geriatric patient in the different settings
·         Frailty, elderly, sarcopenia, falling, prevention of falling
·         Psychogeriatrics the 3D’s: Dementia-Depression-Delirium
·         Prevention CVA
·         Daily problems in geriatrics 
.         Infections in the elderly – vaccinations
.         Palliative care

2. Treatment of common illnesses and important complaints in the practice of family physician and by the chronic/geriatric patient whereby the role as medical expert is clearly pronounced – as well in diagnostics as in drafting a treatment plan.

3. Chronic care
·         Chronic care model
·         Impact of chronic care issues (psychological, social, financial, technical, …)
·         Psychosocial dimension
·         Inter-professional collaboration (CLEO 6.9)
·         Transmural and interdisciplinary care
4. Preventive methods in primary care
Integrated methods of health promotion and prevention – with examples such as cardiovascular prevention – pregnancy cancer screening, outbreak management for infections  

5. Psychosocial issues: somatic fixation, functional complaints,  violence towards the elderly, sleeping disorders,  anxiety disorders