Gerontology: Psychiatric symptoms in older patients
Zurich University (Project Leader)
Bern and Geneva Universities
This course offers students an interactive
learning tool for understanding and practicing the diagnosis and treatment
of psycho-neuro-geriatric symptoms in older patients. Multimedia content
presentation creates a realistic scenario.
The chief pedagogical objectives are the following: active acquisition
and application of knowledge and clinical skills, direct interpretation
of the acquired information, focus on requirements which are difficult
to practice by means of written case studies alone, and presentation of
different degrees of difficulty to match the learning level of individual
users. The use of actors as simulated/standardized patients opens up possibilities
of presenting and following up with the findings of investigations and
the successful treatments. GPS place emphasis on demonstrating psycho-neuro-geriatric
symptoms in older patients, combined with interactive exercises for students
on the diagnosis and treatment of these symptoms.
GPS will use the platform and e-community services available to AD Learn students and the Bio-Med Portal. The successfully implemented infrastructure for media production and presentation will be taken over from AD Learn and can be used by the production team for the new content and methods employed in GPS.