Interprofessional Geriatrics Experience

Interprofessional education experience introduces a collaborative approach towards caring for older adults.

When Jan 25, 2018 02:00 PM to
Feb 01, 2018 05:00 PM
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Contact Phone 9198435220
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A two-day interprofessional experience will bring exposure and awareness to the needs and strengths of the older adult population. Sponsored by the division of geriatrics, students will gain exposure to a variety of pertinent geriatric principles and rich complex case studies, utilize critical thinking as a team member while applying analytical skills, and construct comprehensive care plans with patient centered goals. Professional teams will be comprised of disciplines from dentistry, dental hygiene, medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work, and speech and hearing sciences.

Student will gain an understanding of the education and roles of other professions; engage in an interdisciplinary collaborative process to address the needs of older adults by creating comprehensive plans built around client’s preferences and goals; learn when to refer to other disciplines based upon the area of professional knowledge of those disciplines and the needs of the client; identify examples of the benefits of an interdisciplinary team approach to care for older adults. 

Dates and Times:

Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 2-5 p.m.

Thursday, February 1, 2018, from 2-5 p.m.


The event will being at a location within the UNC School of Social Work. Teams will disperse to different locations.

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