Taught course

Common Diseases of the Older Adult - Single module

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should be a Specialist Registrar in Geriatric or Elderly Medicine Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply Supporting information: You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7 Personal statement: Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

3 good reasons to study Common Diseases of the Older Adult 1 - Single module at Salford:

  • Produced in collaboration with the North West Specialist Training Sub-Committee
  • Course content informed by research in the management of diseases and disorders of older adults
  • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical geriatric medicine in the areas of Endocrine, Metabolic, Skin, Blood and Neoplastic disease in the elderly

Course Summary

This module can be taken as stand alone or as part of MSc Geriatric Medicine. This module includes:

  • Demography of ageing
  • The biology of ageing
  • Age-related physiological changes and psychosocial aspects of ageing as they relate to common disorders of the older adult
  • Aspects of clinical management of common disorders of the older adult related to cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, stroke and other neurological disorders, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and gastrointestinal diseases
  • Contribution of health and social care professionals in the management of service delivery

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment80
20 minute presentation20

Course contact details

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